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About

The conference is organised by the University of Pretoria to re-imagine teaching and learning in higher education. We extend invitations to researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals interested in the field of teaching innovation, with a particular focus on learning with technology. The pandemic forced universities to move to fully online teaching. Moving fully online required a reconceptualisation of teaching and student support. We have learnt valuable lessons. Building on previous Flexible Futures conferences, this conference provides a forum to share these lessons and to reflect on and reimagine teaching and learning in higher education. We seek contributions focusing on reimagining and improving teaching, learning, assessment and student success.

Themes

  • Reimagining teaching and learning in higher education
  • Reimagining student success and support in higher education
  • Reimagining assessments in higher education
  • Reimagining teaching and learning to improve students’ ready-for-work and employability
  • Reimagining the use of data and Artificial intelligence (AI) to support teaching, learning, and student success
  • Reimagining curriculum design and development in higher education
  • Reimagining strategies to boost student resilience and wellness in higher education

Key Dates

Dates
30 June 2021 Deadline for abstract submissions
30 June 2021 Online registration opens
19 July 2021 Notification of acceptance
2 August 2021 Provisional programme available
26 July 2021 Early bird registration closes, full fees applicable after this date
23 August 2021 Online registration closes

Fees

DESCRIPTION REGISTRATION FEE
University of Pretoria presenters and delegates Free
Non-University of Pretoria presenters and delegates: R1 000.00 VAT included

Abstracts and Presentations

Authors are invited to prepare an abstract of 500 words which will be blind reviewed by a member of a review panel and then by the conference chair. A submission may be returned to the person who submitted it to effect changes. Submissions with the highest evaluations will be accepted for presentation in the conference.

Presentations at the conference will be 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions/discussion time.

Click here to register on the abstract system and submit your abstract..

Sponsors

Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. We connect a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning. Our mission is to advance learning together with the world's education community, so that all learners, educators and institutions can realize their goals today and prepare for tomorrow. https://www.blackboard.com/

Cengage is the global education and technology company built for learners whose products create learning experiences, building confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Cengage has a single belief, that every student has the potential to be unstoppable, so Cengage designs tools that keep them moving toward their goals. Visit us at https://www.cengage.co.uk/education/

Education is continuously evolving. With a variety of challenges such as increasing costs and the demand for multi-modal teaching and learning – we are seeing several trends today from many of the universities on AWS. Institutions are using the AWS cloud to innovate in unprecedented ways – improving the student and faculty experience, drastically improving research with ML/AI, bringing newfound digital equity to the classroom with Amazon Workspaces, building Cloud Innovation Centers to bring together students and faculty to solve social issues with cloud computing. AWS brings these capabilities to Education. https://www.amazon.com/

FLEXIBLE FUTURES 2021

Contact Us

Administrative enquiries:

Academic enquiries:

gerrit.stols@up.ac.za