StatsCasts: supporting student learning of introductory statistics

McDonald, Christine and Dunn, Peter K. and Loch, Birgit and Weiss, Vida (2013) StatsCasts: supporting student learning of introductory statistics. In: 9th Delta Conference of Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics 2013: Shining Through the Fog, 24-29 Nov 2013, Kiama, Australia.

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Abstract

With the diversity in the backgrounds of students currently entering universities, many students lack the preparedness to undertake studies that include quantitative content. At the same time, many of these students are required to enrol in an introductory statistics course at some stage during their undergraduate program of study. This, along with an associated prevalence of statistics anxiety, means that
many students require additional assistance to progress and stay engaged. A variety of support mechanisms may need to be enacted to assist students to succeed. This paper introduces and discusses the development of StatsCasts:
short, focused screencasts on topics students have struggled with in the past, for anywhere, anytime support in learning statistical concepts. An evaluation of the
pilot stage of a larger research project is presented, to show how students at one of the three collaborating universities perceive these multi-media support resources, and to what level students access them. Initial findings indicate that most students found the StatsCasts beneficial to their learning and understanding of the relevant concepts.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Lighthouse Delta Series
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 04:46
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24386

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