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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(1): 1-5 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.1.831

Combining Distance and Traditional Learning: A Study of the Use of Virtual Learning Environment Objects and Massive Online Open Courses in Statistics Class

Silvio Carvalho Neto
Abstract—This paper presents a discussion about the use of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) objects in statistics class. The objective is to discuss possibilities to improve the learning process of statistics content by students combining distance and traditional learning. Professors can use virtual objects such as video, audio, text files, links and other materials to help students to understand better most statistical subjects outside the classroom. The purpose of this paper is to report an innovative educational experience about teaching statistics in engineering undergraduate courses using a VLE. The research is qualitative, bibliographic and web-based. Results of a survey and informal interviews with engineering students suggest what issues are relevant to teach statistics in traditional courses using a pedagogical hybrid format.

Index Terms—Massive online open courses, virtual learning environments, statistics.

C. N. Silvio is with Centro Universitário Municipal de Franca, Brazil (e-mail: silviocarvalhoneto@gmail.com).

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Cite: Silvio Carvalho Neto, "Combining Distance and Traditional Learning: A Study of the Use of Virtual Learning Environment Objects and Massive Online Open Courses in Statistics Class," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2017.

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