Publication Details

This conference paper was originally published as Baharun, N & Porter, A, Teaching statistics using a blended approach: Integrating technology-based resources, in Same places, different spaces, Proceedings of the ascilite conference, Auckland 2009. Original paper available here.


This paper presents the results of a study investigating the use of face-to-face components of teaching and technology-based resources in teaching statistics via a blended approach. The student perspective is the focus of investigation which involved 38 on-campus students who enrolled in an introductory statistics subject at University of Wollongong. Assessment items and the laboratory manual and tasks that precede assessment were found to be of greatest importance in assisting students to understand. Students’ perceptions were that learning outcomes were positively impacted by both traditional and technologically based resources both in terms of student understanding of topics and increased their confidence in learning statistics.