Publication Details

Birrell, C. & Russell, K. (2011). An early ASEARC - taught subject: has it been a success?. In E. Beh, L. Park & K. Russell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Applied Statistics Education and Research Collaboration (ASEARC) Conference (pp. 27-30). Australia: University of Wollongong.


A 300-level subject covering Sample Surveys and Experimental Design has now been taught jointly to the Universities of Wollongong and Newcastle for two years, first using video-conferencing and then the Access Grid. In both years the subject was delivered by the same two lectures. We provide an initial review of the subject. We discuss its organisation, the use of technology, changes in our teaching and administrative styles needed to cope with this mode of delivery, feedback from students and our reaction to all of these. An overview of the subject results is given.