eCOTS 2024 - Posters & Beyond Information

Call for Proposals: Posters & Beyond Sessions

The P&B session provides an opportunity for conference participants to display a “poster” of their ideas or provide a small demonstration of their favorite examples, activities, and teaching methods, the “beyond”. Abstracts for posters or beyond activities in the eCOTS Posters and Beyond session submitted before January 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EST will receive feedback from the session organizers. Final abstracts should be submitted by March 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. Abstracts submitted between January 28 and March 17 will be considered for selection, but will not receive feedback from the session organizers. 

In our virtual setting, a “poster” or “beyond” session will be a 5-7-minute video presentation that will be posted on the conference website with the opportunity to interact during the scheduled Zoom session time.

For “Posters,” provide a description of the activity and describe the teaching environment (e.g., type of institution, type of students, number of students per class), what takeaways viewers of the poster should expect, and whether the work has IRB approval if necessary. It is helpful, but not necessary, for those submitting posters to have some citations to support their work (included in the additional information section). For Poster submissions, please note that the committee will be looking for evidence for efficacy in the classroom. 

Example of evidence may include

  • Institutional Course Evaluations
  • Pre/Post Surveys or Assessments
  • Focus Groups
  • Qualitative Feedback from Students
  • Measures of Student Learning

For “Beyond”, provide a description of the activity, demonstration, applet, etc., if possible and describe how you incorporate the demonstration, activity, or method into your classroom, and how you assess (formative or summative) the demonstration. Provide a brief description of the teaching environment (e.g., type of class, number of students, etc.) in which you use the activity. For Beyond submission, the committee will be looking at potential for efficacy, but formal evidence is not necessary.

Final decisions on poster and beyond selections are expected to go out by mid-April along with information about your scheduled session.