ERIC Number: ED463332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Transforming Elementary Statistics To Enhance Student Learning.
Lane, Jill L.; Aleksic, Maja
Undergraduate students often leave statistics courses not fully understanding how to apply statistical concepts (M. Bonsangue, 1994). In order to enhance student learning and improve the understanding and application of statistical concepts, an elementary statistics course was transformed from a lecture-based course into one that integrates technology with active and collaborative learning methods. The redesigned course is more student-centered than instructor-centered. Students have one session each week in a large group meeting, and two sessions in a computer laboratory. The organizing center for the new course is a Web site developed by the institutions Center for Academic Computing. The effect of these changes was evaluated using a combination of pre- and postcontent knowledge tests for 340 students in the traditional format and 140 in the new design. The overall result of these changes shows that student performance on the content test was higher in the redesigned classes than in the traditional course. (Contains 4 tables, 4 figures, and 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).