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Best paper candidates

We are proud to announce the papers that have been shortlisted for the best paper and best student paper awards. The winners will be announced on the closing ceremony.

Best paper award

Different Implementation Variants of the Synchronous Hybrid Setting in Continuing Education
Anne Jansen, Timna Rother

A Centralized Course e-Portfolio Repository for Fostering Continuous Improvement and Strengthening Teaching Community of Practice in Higher Education
Walid Ibrahim, Hoda Amer

(Re-)Discovering the treasure within – The contribution of a Design Your Life Module to Undergraduate Education
Tony Hall, Michelle Millar, Connie O’Regan

Can Artificial Intelligence Complete My Assessment? A Student Led Initiative to Stress Test the Academic Integrity of University Assessment Using Generative AI
Aidan Duane

Global Citizenship Education in Social Virtual Reality for Future English Teachers
Maria Eisenmann, Jeanine Steinbock

Best student paper award

An Approach to the reality of Health, Safety, and Risk Prevention Training of future Early Childhood Education Teachers as Undergraduates at University Faculties of Education in Spain, as well as their perceptions on the subject. Part 2
Begoña Abecia, José Luis Bernal, Begoña Martínez-Jarreta

What’s in it for us? Boosting social inclusion through international students’ mobilities into higher institutions in the GCC
Anthonia Eboseremen Bamidele

Competency development in higher education: Crafting the future self as a driver for change
Sara Bonesso, Laura Cortellazzo, Fabrizio Gerli, Giulia Milani

All papers available online

Great news for all attendees and scholars following HEAd’24! We’re delighted to announce that all papers for HEAd’24 are now uploaded in press versions on our official program page. Each paper is accessible via direct links corresponding to their session details.

Happy reading, and we hope you find the insights and innovations as exciting as we do!









HEAd’24 Program Booklet

We are excited to announce that the program booklet for HEAd’24 is now available! This essential guide contains the conference schedule, session details, speaker bios, and social program overview.

Download here: HEAd’24 program booklet

Less than one week to get HEAd’24 started! 🙂








Celebrating a Decade of Innovation: HEAd’24 Program Announced

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the program for the 10th edition of the HEAd Conference, set to convene from June 18-21, 2024, in Valencia, Spain. This milestone edition will showcase a robust lineup of keynotes, sessions, and workshops highlighting the cutting-edge of higher education research and practice.

Join us in Valencia to connect with global experts and explore the future of education. For more details and to view the complete program, visit HEAd’24 Program.












SOWISO Sponsored talk

Enhancing Mathematics Education with Generative AI: Insights from SOWISO’s AI Chatbot

Thursday 20, 11:00. Room 4

In this talk, we will explore how we can integrate generative artificial intelligence into mathematics education, focusing on practical applications and pedagogical benefits. We will showcase examples from SOWISO, an online learning and testing platform for STEM. Recently, we developed a chatbot support tutor, which enables students to receive feedback 24/7. This feature was successfully piloted at Radboud University and is now available to all users. We will discuss this use case, highlighting the chatbot’s technical functionalities and impact on student learning, as well as proposing teaching strategies. Additionally, we will outline other methods of incorporating AI into math education. By showcasing these advancements, we aim to contribute to the broader conversation on emerging educational technologies and their role in positively transforming higher education.

Speaker: Dr Luís Pires
Luís Pires has a PhD in Physics from Radboud University. He is a mathematics author at SOWISO, where he creates STEM educational materials for higher education students.









Paper Review Completion and Notification

The HEAd’24 conference team is delighted to announce that the review process for submitted papers has been completed, and all decisions regarding paper acceptance have been communicated to the authors. We appreciate the efforts of everyone who contributed to this process. Your hard work and dedication have been essential in maintaining the high standards of our conference.

For those whose papers have been accepted, congratulations! We’re looking forward to seeing your contributions come to life. Please ensure to adhere to the camera-ready submission deadline by April 24, 2024.







Workshops announced

We are pleased to announce the pre-conference workshops that will take place on June 18th as part of the HEAd’24 conference. These workshops are designed to provide participants with hands-on experience, practical skills and theoretical knowledge on some of the most relevant topics in education and technology.

W1. Reinventing University: The Digital Challenge in Higher Education. This workshop focuses on the digital transformation in higher education, aligned with the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan. It aims to explore the reconstruction of higher education institutions to foster digital skills, lifelong learning, and reduce inequalities, emphasizing the role of universities in a digital society and the ethical implications of AI technologies in education.

W3. Optimizing University Module Design. This workshop aims to share practical, collaborative approaches to university module design, emphasizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL), gamification, and co-creative strategies. Participants will explore how these methodologies can enhance teaching and learning across various learning management systems, reflecting on the challenges and benefits of integrating innovative instructional designs in higher education.

W4. Hacking a hackaton. This workshop focuses on sharing best practices for conducting impactful EdTech hackathons and leveraging the DigiEduHack initiative to enhance their visibility and effectiveness in promoting innovation in education, particularly in the context of AI and challenge-based learning.

HEAd’23 Conference Photos Now Live!

We’re excited to announce that all the photos from the HEAd’23 conference are now available! From keynotes and panels to networking events and candid moments, we’ve captured it all:

These photos celebrate the strength, passion, and dedication of our higher education community. Share your favorites with colleagues or on social media!

As you relive HEAd’23, we’re already planning for HEAd’24. Keep an eye on our site for updates.

Dive into the gallery and stay tuned for HEAd’24!