This study examines whether the use of specialized software applications can have an effective role in understanding and clarifying concepts of the basic measures of central tendency and dispersion, so that the advantages over traditional teaching are clear. Higher education students need to have a deep understanding of the concepts of theory of probability, descriptive statistics measures and statistical conclusions in order to be able to be used in their studies and in their work. For this purpose during an introductory course in Statistics at a University of Applied Sciences, two separate groups of students consisting of randomly selected members were given the same worksheet. One of these groups was additionally given specialized application software developed to visualize these concepts in order to answer the questions on the worksheet. The investigated case is whether the appropriate use of specialized software can help to effectively understand and interpret basic descriptive statistic concepts in a realistic application. The main conclusion is that appropriate specialized software applications can lead to the deepening of statistic concepts by students and in general promote the statistical literacy to a much greater extent than traditional teaching.