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
Index Terms—Massive online open courses, virtual learning environments, statistics.
C. N. Silvio is with Centro Universitário Municipal de Franca, Brazil (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.