With the advent of technology and with its improvement on daily basis, one can say that it has led to the extinction of some methods previously used in doing some things and also the death of the use of probability. Probability was used to make some uncertain predictions which of course cannot be reliable. The study of probability is gradually becoming a thing of the past as the society has advanced so far as having instrument to predict the future and not working based on probability. Technology has led to numerous changes in the world today which has led to growth and development and even continuous research projects on how to make the world better and easy for people especially with the use of science and technology.
In terms of education, technology has expanded the range of graphical and visualization techniques to provide powerful new ways to assist students in exploring and analyzing data and thinking about statistical ideas, allowing them to focus on interpretation of results and understanding concepts rather than on computational mechanics. Graphing calculators alone, highly valued for their ease of use, low-cost and portability have been instrumental in bringing statistical content to lower and lower grade levels.
One of the most important uses of technology is its capacity to create opportunities for curriculum and instruction by bringing real-world problems into the classroom for students to explore and solve. Technology facilitates the discussion of more interesting problems and data sets often accessed from the Internet. We now have the power to have students analyze real and often messy data, giving students a better idea of what statisticians do by having them go through the process of collecting, analyzing and making conclusions to investigate their own questions.
Scientific or technological advancement is the generation of information or the discovery of knowledge that advances the understanding of scientific relations or technology. Or even more simply, a technological advancement advances the understanding of technology.
PROBABILITY AS A SUBJECT
Probability theory, a branch of mathematics concerned with the analysis of random phenomena. The outcome of a random event cannot be determined before it occurs, but it may be any one of several possible outcomes. The actual outcome is considered to be determined by chance.
NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE DEATH OF PROBABILITY
With the introduction of new technology especially in the education sector and also in the health sector, it can be said that the use of probability is death because their technological instrument that can be used to check and get all necessary information that are not physical yet. For instance in the past before the advent of technology; when a woman is pregnant, she doesn’t know the sex of the baby. But with the introduction of new technology, a woman can check and know the sex of her baby with the help of a doctor. The use of probability for predictions are long now and no longer in vogue as people can be sure of what they want to know as far as science and technology is concerned.
TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT LEARNING
Technology has helped greatly in teaching and learning in school especially in the teaching of statistics. However, as more and more technological tools become available, and as student facility with such tools greatly increases, it is becoming increasingly important to focus on the best ways to use such tools in the classroom. It is important to keep in mind that many of these learning tools have different goals and it may be necessary to employ different tools for different learning goals and that a combination may best aid students. If using a combination of technologies, it is important to address learning issues for students. There’s always overhead in learning to use a tool itself before students can benefit from the tool for learning statistics. Students do seem adapt at learning to use different types of software in the same course but teachers may also aim for a more consistent look and feel, at least in the instructional aides they provide to accompany the tools, and to consistently provide guidance on when to use the different tools.
In addition, technological tools can bring exciting curricula based on real-world problems into the classroom; provide scaffolds and tools to enhance learning; and give students and teachers more opportunities for feedback, reflection, and revision.
Technology has a great potential to enhance student achievement and teacher professional development, and it will most likely continue to impact the practice and the teaching of statistics in many ways. However, technology has an impact on education only if it is used appropriately.