Centre for Statistical & Survey Methodology Working Paper Series

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This paper presents the results of a case study investigating the use of technology i.e. video resources in teaching statistics to 40 Health Informatics post-graduate students at the University of Wollongong. The purpose of the study is to investigate if the use of such technology has some impact on student learning outcomes in terms of their understanding of topics and level of anxiety in learning the subject. The findings from the study reveal that students were concerned about their learning of the subject and they found that the use of videos as teaching and learning tools in the subject was helpful in increasing their understanding of topics covered and reducing their anxiety in learning it. At the end of the academic session, majority of the students were confident in most topic areas covered and they were also comfortable in taking the subject. There were several issues identified by the students and one of them is the improvement of video resources particularly technological issues such as downloading and accessing the videos.