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!
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: https://headconf.org/head23book
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.
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 (Thursday, 22 June at 13:30).
Best Paper nominees
Plant and plan, care and grow. A hands-on exercice using the (inner) sustainable development goals to teach research methodology to final year sociology students
Rosalina Pisco Costa
Academic rankings as a source of metrics and benchmark tools for continuous improvement at Técnico Lisboa
Carlos Carvalho Carvalho, João Fernandes
Relationship between time management and class attendance in university students: clustering techniques for detection of profiles
Santiago Porras Alfonso, Julio César Puche Regaliza, Athénaïs Marianne Sauvée, Paula Antón Maraña, Silvia Casado Yusta, Joaquín Antonio Pacheco Bonrostro
The role of financial aid in college performance: The importance of class attendance, aid amount and type of aid
Isabel De Sivatte, Patricia Gabaldón
Critical analysis of the potential of social robotics in higher education for the management of illness and bereavement
Laia Riera, Francisco José Perales, Francisca Negre
Best Student Paper nominees
About change: How institutionally aligning online pedagogy, design and technology impacts higher education teachers
Paula Charbonneau-Gowdy, Caro Galdames
Insights from a transgender student in the EFL classroom: from individual perspective to institutional change
Ability of Spanish preservice teachers to differentiate between creative and reproductive activities in the classroom
Eva Izquierdo Sanchis, Joan Josep Solaz Portolés, Antonio Martín Ezpeleta, Yolanda Echegoyen Sanz
Overcoming key challenges in STEM Education:
Supporting teachers and students with a virtual teaching assistant
Wednesday 21, 11:15. Room 4
Talk sponsored by SOWISO
In today’s world, numeracy is an essential skill. However, teaching and learning STEM subjects can be challenging. Students in various fields—such as engineering, physics, finance, and business—often struggle with the mathematical component of their studies, feeling overwhelmed and demotivated. Teachers, on the other hand, face a range of challenges, like encouraging healthy study habits, motivating students to achieve their best, and giving fair chances to succeed to all. To overcome these obstacles, educators need assistance providing learners with personalized attention, especially as teachers’ class sizes and workloads grow.
This session will share strategies to support educators who face these common issues. We will draw on the use cases of leading institutions like Radboud University and Amsterdam University College to provide effective technology-enhanced best practices. Dr Ana Lucia Vargas Sandoval will also introduce SOWISO, the online learning and testing environment for STEM these universities use to enhance their teaching. She will showcase features that empower teachers to engage students and save time, such as interactive theory, randomized exercises, and personalized automated feedback.
Speaker: Dr Ana Lucia Vargas Sandoval
Ana Lucia Vargas Sandoval obtained her PhD in Logic at the University of Amsterdam in 2020. After that, she changed direction to focus on STEM education and its relation with technology. Now, she is the Product Specialist and a Math Editor at SOWISO.
We are pleased to announce the preconference workshops that will take place on June 19th leading up to the HEAd’23 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.
W2. Learning Experience Design in the Age Of Metaverse. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to design effective and engaging learning experiences for the digital age, with a focus on learning in the metaverse.
W3. Reinventing University: the Digital Challenge in Higher Education. This workshop aims to promote an inter-connected higher education system and address digital transformation and innovation in learning and teaching practices. Researchers, students, educators, teachers, scholars, academics, scientists, professionals, experts, and decision-makers interested to cooperate are welcome to participate.
W5. The Future Higher Education Classroom. This workshop aims to introduce strategies to address executive function processes and teach students how to think and learn. It also introduces a new taxonomy of important types of learning beyond cognitive learning itself.
Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge!
Register now for the HEAd’23 conference and preconference workshops in the registration page.
The submission deadline has been extended for one week. The new deadline is February 10, 2023.
We are glad to announce that SOWISO is supporting HEAd’23 as a Silver Sponsor!
SOWISO 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. SOWISO is used by more than 60 leading educational institutions worldwide, supporting over 450,000 students with improved STEM learning.
We are glad to announce that the proceedings including all HEAd’21 papers have been indexed on Web of Science!
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.
- 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!
We are glad to announce that the publication of the proceedings including all HEAd’22 papers is already available!
Check it out here: https://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAD22.2022.15652