Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 1998)
The Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association is planning a one-day conference on Technology in Statistics Education. Speakers include Paul Velleman from Cornell University who will give the keynote address; Robin Lock from St. Lawrence University who will talk about Internet and WWW resources for statistics courses; and Joseph Aieta and William Rybolt from Babson College who will speak about innovative uses of technology in statistics courses. In addition, participants will be able to attend up to four sessions on software packages (or the TI-83 calculator) for statistics courses. In each half-hour session an expert user will show how the package (or calculator) he or she is demonstrating can be used to solve the same preassigned problem, will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the package, and will answer questions. Demonstrations will include the TI-83 calculator; computational software such as MINITAB, JMP, Data Desk, Systat, Stata, SAS, Splus, and SPSS; conceptual software such as ActivStats, Constats, ExplorStats, and StatConcepts; and more general software such as Excel and Mathematica. (The final list of demonstrations will depend on the interests of participants based on a pre-conference questionnaire and the availability of software experts.)
If you would like to receive a registration packet, please contact
Babson Park, MA 02157-0310
phone: (617) 239-4613
fax: (617) 239-6416
e-mail: sharpen@ babson.edu.