Universidad Nacional Autónma de Mexico, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán (MEXICO)
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Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 321-325
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
This work have as main goal designing and carrying out of a web page including a virtual lab as an additional technique to enhance the understanding of probability and statistic subjects through analyses and simulations visualization. At the same time, this assignment expects to thrust use of computer technologies as a resource to teaching these subjects at the Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán. For instance, graphs visually represent information by means of the combined using of points, lines, numbers, symbols, coordinated systems, words, colors and shadows. The modern graphs are far more than a substitute simple of the statistical tables. They are instruments that allow reasoning about the information they represent. In general are very effective to describe, explore and summarize a numbers group even though it is large. Moreover a well-designed graphic, of all analysis methods and statistical communication, is generally easy to build and at the same time it is a powerful tool. Of course, both the graphs and statistical calculations are so good insofar as it is good the information that represent. In this context a website and a virtual laboratory, in which a study guide that tries to reorient and to update the approach with which could deal study of statistical methods was proposed , were designed. What wake up the interest to learn and to solve raised problems and cases. This work was developed of such form that student develops the raised cases in atmospheres of learning, which allow him encounter the knowledge, manipulating it and doing it of his. With this philosophy some applets, actual data bases on internet sites, free software and resources in general of Web 2.0 were used. These resources refer to second generation in Web history and are encouraging collaboration and agile exchange of information among users’ communities.
Probability and statistic, virtual laboratory, simulation, computer technologies.