New Journal: Technology Innovations in Statistics Education
Technology Innovations in Statistics Education (TISE) is a new e-journal that was just announced yesterday. The use of technology (e.g. data visualization) has become extremely important in teaching statistical concepts to newbies, and so this new journal will be really useful; computers have allowed students to explore and experiment in ways students couldn't do with just paper and pencil. TISE explores these alternatives.
Technology Innovations in Statistics Education (TISE) publishes scholarhip on the intersection between technology and statistics education. The current issue includes papers by George Cobb (who challenges the introductory statistics curriculum to radically innovate to adapt to new technology), Beth Chance et. al, (who provide an overview of the use of technology to improve student learning), Wlliam Finzer, et.al, (who describe software innovations for improving student access to data), Dani Ben-Zvi, (preliminary research results on using Wiki in statistics teaching), Daniel Kaplan (on the role of computation in introductory statistics), and Andee Rubin (an historical overview of technology in statistics education.)
These papers can be read at http://tise.stat.ucla.edu. Please click on the "subscribe button" to join the mailing list to be informed of future released.
TISE is seeking scholarly papers for Volume 2 that address any of these themes:
- Designing technology to improve statistics education
- Using technology to develop conceptual understanding
- Teaching the use of technology to gain insight into and access to data
The first issue is already online. Take a look. I've had the opportunity to work with some of the knowledgeable and active members of the editorial board, so TISE looks to be very promising.