Tools for an Interactive Learning Environment (TILE)

The TILE project consists of two parts: statistics labs that are designed to teach students how to think critically (and statistically) about quantitative problems that are real and important to them; a toolkit, which provides a flexible and extensible environment where instructors can develop portable teaching applications.

Statistics labs

The labs use multimedia to create an an interactive and applied setting where students learn the important statistical concepts.
Overview of the labs
Design of Experiments
Descriptive Statistics
Observational Studies
Hypothesis Testing
Stat Park


The toolkit provides instructors with flexible and extensible tools to support development of lab material. The tools are written in Java. They support HTML inputs with additional tags and with programming statements in the Omega language.
Overview of the Toolkit

Papers on TILE

[ PDF | Postscript ] Interactive Education: A framework and tools, Statistical Computing and Graphics Newsletter vol. 9 no. 1
[ PDF | Postscript ] Multimedia Statistical Labs & Toolkit (TILE) Proceedings of the 1999 Meeting of the International Statistical Institute
[Postscript] TILE Overview

Goals and Objectives


The work on the TILE project has been partly funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, SUN Microsytems, and the University of California. It is a collaborative effort between members of the Statistics Department at the University of California at Berkeley and Duncan Temple Lang at Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations.

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This page was last updated on 03/11/98. Questions, comments, suggestions.