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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!





HEAd’23 proceedings now online!

We are delighted to announce that the book of proceedings for the 9th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’23) is now available online. This comprehensive document features the high-quality research and innovative approaches discussed at the conference, reflecting our commitment to the advancement of higher education.

Access the book of proceedings here:

Explore the insightful thoughts, groundbreaking ideas, and shared wisdom of our distinguished participants. Thank you for contributing to the ongoing dialogue on the future of higher education!

Please note that the DOIs will not be operational immediately. It is expected that they will be fully functioning within one to two weeks.

Save the date – HEAd’23

The 9th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’23) will be held in Valencia on June 19 – 22, 2023. We expect to have some pre-conference workshops on June 19, while the main conference will be on June 20 – 22.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: February 3, 2023
  • Author notification: April 4, 2023
  • Camera ready: April 23, 2023
  • Workshops: June 19, 2023
  • Main conference: June 20 – 22, 2023

The call for papers will open on November!

Nominations for the Best Paper of HEAd’22

We are proud to announce the list of papers that have been nominated as candidates for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards. The nominated papers were selected based on their review scores.

The final decision will be made during the conference by the best paper committee based on the presentation and Q&A. The award will be announced and conferred during the closing session (Friday, 17 June at 12:15 in Virtual Room 1).

Best Paper nominees

An Analysis of Conversational Volatility During Telecollaboration Sessions for Second Language Learning
Alan F. Smeaton, Aparajita Dey-Plissonneau, Hyowon Lee, Mingming Liu, Vyoma Patel, Michael Scriney

Teaching Open Science. What do FNS-Cloud Food Researchers Want to Know?
Katherine M Flynn, Luminita Ciolacu, Annette Fillery-Travis, Luis Mayor

Flipped classroom – a solution to teach the unloved iron carbon phase diagram in first year engineering during the Covid-19 pandemic
Anja Pfennig

Do universities have a distinctive brand personality? The case of ECIU Universities
Ana Estima, Cristina Guimarães

Fostering Key Competencies for Sustainability: Development of a Higher Education Teaching Format based on Service Design
Silke Bustamante, Martina Martinovic, Thomas Afflerbach

Best Student Paper nominees

Survive to stay connected: patterns of user experiences in a Life Long Learning digital platform
Marta Cannistrà, Mara Soncin, Federico Frattini

Collaborative Design and Build Activity in a CS1 Course: A Practical Experience Report
Benoit Donnet, Géraldine Brieven, Laurent Leduc

Supporting Developers in Creating Web Apps for Education via an App Development Framework
Juan Carlos Farah, Sandy Ingram, Denis Gillet

The program for HEAd’22 is out

Check out the final program for the HEAd’22 conference. Some highlights:

  • Keynote on “Student Learning: Putting the Pieces Together” by Cesar Ortega-Sanchez (Curtin University)
  • Keynote on “Learning Analytics or how to improve the teaching & learning processes from data” by José V. Benlloch-Dualde and Lenin Lemus Zúñiga (Universitat Politècnica de València)
  • 163 papers organized in:
    • 14 on-site sessions, streamed via Zoom
    • 18 online sessions
    • 1 poster session (on-site)
  • Amazing social program with:
    • Welcome cocktail reception at The Westin Valencia
    • Conference Dinner at the Reina Sofia Opera Hose

You can find the timetable and all the contents here.

PHELC – Call for Papers

The fourth Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) Symposium takes place on Friday, 10 June 2022. PHELC, whose first edition was held together with HEAd’19, aims to provide an opportunity for large class teachers in higher education to share practice. Previous papers and presentations can be accessed on the Published Symposia Proceedings page of  

Submissions are invited from those teaching very large classes  (100+ students) in the higher education context.  Papers should be 1,500 words in length, provide a clear description of the pedagogical practice upon which the paper is based and should be supported by relevant literature.  Full details of submission requirements can be found on the Submissions page of  

Key dates:

  • Submission of proposed paper = Monday 14 March @ 17.00 CET
  • Notification of decision = Monday 11 April @ 17.00 CET
  • Camera ready paper = Monday 16 May @ 17.00 CET

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

  • formative and/or summative assessment; assessment for / of / as learning
  • self assessment, peer assessment, groupwork
  • sustainable approaches to providing feedback at scale
  • student engagement
  • active learning / problem based learning / challenge based learning
  • inclusion and diversity
  • using technology
  • universal design for learning
  • synchronous and asynchronous approaches 
  • impact of Covid-19 on large class teaching and learning

Further information is available from the organisers – and 

We would be grateful if you would forward this to others you think may be interested, in both national and international contexts.  You may also follow us for updates on Twitter @PHELCprofessors

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Logan and Ann Marie Farrell