Improving learning outcomes in the Introductory Statistics course – Getting hands-on with applets

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Drs. Paul Velleman and Dick De Veaux discuss the use of applets to encourage statistical thinking

Paul Velleman, Cornell University
Dick De Veaux, Williams College

Students learn better by discovery than by passively listening to a lecture. Some statistics concepts are particularly well-suited for interactive discovery. The De Veaux/Velleman content has always relied on real data. Using that data in hands-on applets engages students and helps them visualize, comprehend — and recall — fundamental statistics ideas. In this webinar we'll cover how to use statistics concept applets both in class and with in hands-on assignments to encourage statistical thinking and promote learning.