Publication Details

Tchantchane, A., Fortes, P. & Koshy, S. 2012, 'An evaluation of technology integration in teaching statistics: a multivariate survey analysis', International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 16-27.


Teaching and learning in higher education has been influenced by the rapid rate of innovation in technology. A technology intervention was used to teach Foundation Statistics. This paper reports students' performance relative to those taught statistics using traditional teaching methods. Failure rate was reduced from 34% with traditional teaching to only 14% with the inclusion of technology, and in order to measure students' perception towards the integration of techn0ology in the subject, a total of 144 students of 30 different nationalities were surveyed at the end of the semester before the final examination. The analysis of the survey highlighted the students' positive perception independent of their overall performance. Overall, the survey expressed a significant result showing that the use of technology helped students to perform better.