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IASE Roundtable 2012


The International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) is organizing the 2012 Roundtable Conference on Technology in Statistics Education: Virtualities and Realities, which will be held July 2-6, 2012 in Cebu City, Philippines.  The Roundtable will bring together a group of experts, scholars, practitioners, and researchers, representing as many different countries as possible, to discuss views and approaches concerning the role of technology in statistics education. The Roundtable Conference will provide opportunities for developing better mutual understanding of common problems and for making recommendations concerning the statistics curriculum. A main outcome of the Roundtable will be a monograph containing a set of high-standard reviewed papers, which have been prepared for, and discussed during, the conference. The monograph will present a global overview of the conference that can serve as a starting point for further research on issues related to the role of technology in statistics education.


Data are fundamental to statistics, and how we use and teach technology affects how our students perceive and interact with data, and on their learning of statistics. Statistics educators are challenged not only to improve their use of technology, but also to develop and implement educational technology effectively, which can have an important effect on the curriculum and classroom practice that they develop. Researchers of statistics education are motivated to understand how technology mediates students and teachers’ understanding of fundamental statistical concepts, and to use this understanding to design improved educational technology and resources that will improve the curriculum


The 2012 IASE Roundtable Scientific Program Committee will prepare the program and schedule for the Roundtable.  The Committee has agreed on a list of topics that will form the basis of the discussions and invites those interested to send in a three-page summary of their proposed paper. The major topics to be addressed at any educational level are:


  • Creating Data Scientists
  • The Role of Technology in Statistics Education in Developing Countries
  • Students' Access to Data
  • Teaching and Learning with Large Data Sets
  • The Development, Implementation, and Assessment of Classroom Technology



Manuscript Submission


Papers may be submitted for any educational level within each of the topics according to the following process.  Authors must submit a three-page summary of a proposed paper for review by the Program Committee.  Authors of summaries that are in line with the goals of the overall Roundtable program will be asked to submit full papers.  The final selection of papers to be presented at the Roundtable will be made on the basis of their contribution to curricular, technological and pedagogical development in statistics, with attention given to balance across topics and across diverse communities from around the world.


Summaries should be submitted electronically as a Word or pdf file.  Pictures and graphs should be embedded within the text. Margins should be 2.54cm (1 inch) all around in Times, 12-point font or equivalent.


Important deadlines: (extended on 5th October 2011)

October 31, 2011 for submission of summaries of papers to the Chair of the 2012 Roundtable Scientific Program Committee, Rob Gould at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


November 30, 2011 for provisional acceptance of summaries


January 2012 for first draft of papers


March 2012 for acceptance of papers for the Roundtable


July 2012 presentation of papers at Roundtable


October 2012 for final version of revised papers



The venue is the Montebello Villa Hotel http://www.montebellovillahotel.com/


2012 IASE Roundtable Scientific Program Committee

Robert Gould, (Chair), University of California, Los Angeles

Erniel Barrios, University of the Philippines

Ana Serradó Bayés, La Salle-Buen Consejo

Adrian Bowman, University of Glasgow

Jim Hammerman, TERC, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Deborah Nolan, University of California, Berkeley

Enriqueta Reston, University of the Philippines (Chair, Local Organizing Committee)


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