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Online Statistics Education

The Internet is a great resource for statistics education providing numerous online resources including textbooks, interactive simulations/demonstrations, practical applications of statistics, assessment tools, and data analysis facilities. With the continuing advances in web technologies and means for accessing the Internet, the number of resources and their use will very likely increase greatly in the coming years.

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Textbooks on the Internet offer many advantages over their written counterparts. One advantage is the capability of having links to glossary items embedded in the text. Over 20 years ago Lachman (1989) showed that the availability of glossary items enhances the comprehension of online texts. Links to glossary items are incorporated in several online statistics books (e.g., Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study, SurfStat, SticiGui, and Learner.org). Similarly, many online statistics books incorporate hyperlinks to related materials (e.g.,...

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Lane, D. (2011). Online Statistics Education. In: Lovric, M. (eds) International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04898-2_48

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