eCOTS 2016 - About

The 2016 Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) will take place May 16-20, 2016.  eCOTS, held online during May of even years, is hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (  Like USCOTS, this conference focuses on undergraduate statistics education.

The theme for eCOTS 2016 is “Changing with Technology.”  Advances in technology provide both new opportunities and new demands when it comes to statistics education.  Technology is inspiring change in many different aspects of statistics education; what we teach (curriculum), how we teach (pedagogy), who we teach (audience), and why we teach (goals).  This conference is designed to spark new ideas for how to change with technology, to help bring existing ideas to fruition, and to provide a forum for us to learn from and engage with each other.

eCOTS 2016 will feature two keynote speakers: Andrew Gelman from Columbia University and Michael Jordan from University of California, Berkeley.  eCOTS will also include virtual panel discussions, breakout sessions, workshops, posters, birds-of-a-feather discussions, and new this year, some regional face-to-face mini-conferences connecting to eCOTS.

eCOTS 2016 Organizing Committee:

  • Kari Lock Morgan (chair), Penn State University
  • Jackie Miller (poster session chair), University of Michigan
  • Beth Chance, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Monica Dabos, College of the Canyons
  • Jennifer Kaplan, University of Georgia
  • Megan Mocko, University of Florida
  • Dennis Pearl, Penn State University
  • Randall Pruim, Calvin College