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Activity Number: 558
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #321407
Title: STAT-MAPS: A Matrix-Based Electronic Learning Tool for Beginning Statistics Students
Author(s): Concetta DePaolo*
Companies: Indiana State University
Keywords: Statistics education ; electronic learning tool ; videos

STAT-MAPS (STATistics Matrix Advanced Performance System) is a matrix-based electronic learning tool for beginning statistics students. The online tool organizes and arranges statistical content in a matrix in which the rows represent the statistical methods or concepts and the columns represent what are called topics under each concept. Topics include (a) when to use the method; (b) the general idea behind the method; (c) the calculations involved; (d) results and interpretation; and (e) other important information. Each "cell" in the matrix contains concise information about the topic presented in multiple formats (video, audio, and a visual summary/info graphic) and also includes self-test questions and content ratings and feedback. The motivation for arranging content in a matrix is to facilitate organization, location and access of information; a pilot study suggests the tool is effective for that purpose. Preliminary results also suggest that students who use the tool learn statistical content more effectively.

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