On behalf of OZCOTS, we welcome you to join us at the 2016 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) being held at the Hotel Realm in Canberra over Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2016. 

The teaching and learning of Statistics is now of more importance than ever to industry, government, business and indeed the whole of society. The roles of statistical understanding and statistical thinking are vital in all these areas across disciplines, increasingly driven by big data, evidence-based agendas, and technological advances which generate data as well as enabling more complex problem-solving, data visualisation and analysis. OZCOTS 2016, the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics, will consider many challenges of teaching Statistics for future statisticians, statistical users and consumers under the theme of “Statistics Education in a Big Data Era”.

OZCOTS 2016 is again building on the success of the timing and format of OZCOTS 2008, 2010 and 2012 as a conjoint event with the (ASC) with an overlap on Thursday 8th December.

The OZCOTS program will include keynote and contributed papers, and forum discussion on issues across the statistical education spectrum of interest to the whole statistical profession and statistical educators. Topics addressing challenges in a big data era range across learning strategies, curricula and technology for teaching introductory and undergraduate statistics; resources and online learning; statistics learning for postgraduates, researchers and workers; and research for teaching statistics.

We look forward to seeing you in Canberra in 2016.

Brian PhillipsHelen MacGillivray



Brian Phillips and Helen MacGillivray
OZCOTS Conference Co-Chairs

The OZCOTS program will take place on Thursday 8 and and Friday 9 December 2016.

2016 Program Topics include:

  • Challenges in a Big Data Era range across leaning strategies
  • Curricula and technology for teaching introductory and undergraduate statistics
  • Resources and online learning
  • Statistics learning for postgraduates
  • Researchers and workers
  • Research for teaching statistics

For more information about OZCOTS click here for past proceedings of OZCOTS and here for past topics of OZCOTS Conferences.

For more information regarding submission of abstracts for inclusion in the OZCOTS program please click here.

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OZCOTS Program Dates

1 February 2016 – Registration and abstract submissions open

30 June 2016 – Abstract submission close

29 July 2016 – Deadline for papers to be refereed

31 July 2016 – Abstract submission close for non-refereed papers

16 September 2016 – Early bird registration cut-off date

23 September 2016 – Extended early bird registration deadline

24 October 2016 – All authors registered

24 October 2016 – Final versions of all papers submitted

24 October 2016 – Preliminary program confirmed

14 November 2016 – Final program confirmed

8 – 9 December 2016 – OZCOTS Conference dates

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