Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide (HERGA)

A cross-disciplinary community of educators, representing all of the South Australian universities and other members from across Australia and New Zealand, with the intention to promote high quality university learning through sharing evidence-based, practical approaches to teaching and learning.
Annual Conference
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The aim of the HERGA Conference series is to bring together colleagues from the higher education sector to discuss best practice and new approaches to teaching in the tertiary environment.

We invite academics to submit conference papers that align with the conference theme: 

Brave New World: The Future of Teaching and Learning” or with any of the following sub-theme ideas:

  • Alternate pathways to University
  • Assessment (-e-portfolios, badges)
  • Learning Analytics & Gamification
  • The Role of MOOCs in Brave New World
  • Educational Leadership in the Brave New World
  • Peer and self-assisted teaching and learning
  • Building the independent learner

Please SUBMIT a 1-page abstract, including references, to EasyChair: HERE.

Conference activities will run over three days.

Day 1: 21st September 
This special day will be devoted to writing education focussed papers to which you have already been invited. To find out how to register for the writing session and what the day involves, please visit this page.

Day 2: 22nd September 
This will be the main conference day with our keynote speakers and engaging paper presentations.

Day 3: 23rd September 
National Symposium on AQF9 Research Requirements for Coursework MastersMasterly RSD.

Important Dates 
July 31st: Deadline for submissions. 
August 14th: Notification of acceptance 
15th September: Registration Closes 
21st-23rd September HERGA Conference 2015 

Registration for the conference HERE.

Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers are Associate Professor Angela Carbone and Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott who bring a wide range of experience to the conference.
A/Prof. Angela Carbone


Associate Professor Angela Carbone is the Associate Director in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor(Learning and Teaching) at Monash University. Prior to this role Angela was the Director of Education Quality in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.

Staff Profile

Emiritus Prof. Geoff Scott


Geoff Scott is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and leader of the UN endorsed Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development – Greater Western Sydney.

Staff Profile

The Conference is held in the CBD of Adelaide, South Australia. Exact conference event location details coming soon.


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