Authentic learning environments in statistics

Often branded ‘sadistics’ by students, finding ways of engaging students to foster deep learning in statistics has always presented a challenge. The introduction of more authentic learning environments for the study of statistics within the MBA program at the Brisbane Graduate School of Business at QUT has been sufficiently successful to encourage students to opt for the follow on statistics subject! This paper to be presented at this year’s Online Learning and Teaching conference in Australia reports on the progress made.