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

HERGA 2017 22nd September 


THEME: Bend or Break: flexible institutions, teachers and students

With significant changes over the last 10 years, universities have found it necessary to take a close look at the way they do business. Students have also been selective in their engagement with their institutions, with reduced attendance and greater use of technology and increasing work pressures. In the middle of this, the staff who are responsible for learning activities have had to adapt; often becoming more flexible in their approaches to assessment, attendance, and teaching approaches. At this conference we ask “What are the challenges for flexible teaching and learning for the universities, for academics and for the learners?”

Papers addressing the following themes will be considered for the conference

  • Students as partners in teaching and learning
  • The role of technology 
  • Online, blended, flipped and distance education
  • MOOCs
  • Transitioning into Higher Education
  • Flexible assessment
  • Personalised learning
  • Digital literacies
  • Learning spaces
  • Learning analytics
  • Work related learning

To register, go to 

Key Deadlines

  • Call for Papers July 2017
  • Deadline for early review of submission July 30th (submission will be reviewed and returned before final deadline-effectively allowing drafts)
  • Final Deadline for Submission August 7th
  • All revised Submissions Due August 18th
  • Conference September 22nd

All papers are to be submitted as 500 word abstracts only. Full papers are not required. Abstracts should contain

  • References that show engagement to the literature
  • A clear sub theme identified relevant to the conference
  • Ensure that the abstract has no identifying information in it for review purposes

To submit your 500 word abstract, please go to 



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