Petruccelli, Joseph D.
For years students have used the SAS statistical computer package in the laboratories that accompany the introductory statistics courses at WPI. SAS has two main drawbacks in this role: (1) Students find it difficult to use; (2) It is not accessible off-campus. In order to address these drawbacks, we have adapted three SAS-based labs to web-based versions. By surveying the students, as they used the new and old systems, we established that students found the new labs easier to use, easier to understand, and more accessible.
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