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“Bolster Academy” becomes Silver Sponsor for HEAd’23

We are glad to announce that Bolster Academy is supporting HEAd’23 as a Silver Sponsor!

Bolster Academy is a virtual STEM teaching assistant for higher education and high school. Their digital platform engages students while saving teachers time. Educators can design courses with interactive theory and exercise packages from our extensive content library on this platform. Additionally, teachers can create their content within our authoring environment. Their exercises are randomized and include personalized feedback so students can practice at their own pace. All exercises are automatically graded so educators can focus on their work’s creative and interpersonal dimensions. Teachers benefit from unlimited support from their in-house math specialists, so they can best meet their teaching needs. Bolster Academy is used by more than 60 leading educational institutions worldwide, supporting over 450,000 students with improved STEM learning.

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.