This year’s conference is entitled "Flipping the Institution: Higher Education in the Post Digital Age” and will take place on the Tuesday 7th July 2015 on the world heritage campus at the University of Greenwich.
“Once I began thinking in terms of waves of change, colliding and overlapping, causing conflict and tension around us, it changed my perception of change itself. In every field, from education and health to technology, from personal life to politics, it became possible to distinguish those innovations that are merely cosmetic, or just extensions of the industrial past, from those that are truly revolutionary. Alvin Toffler
This year we are ‘Flipping the Institution’ by looking at some of the key challenges, debates, disruptions and transformations that are shaping the future of Higher Education. From practices in physical and virtual learning spaces to national and international strategic and technological developments, this conference will be an opportunity to share practice, engage in critical debate around key sector issues and network with colleagues from across the UK, Europe and the world.
APT 2015 aims to explore and interrogate a number of key questions, which will address some of the challenges facing learning and teaching in the post-digital age. Within the discourse and activities variously described as flipped classroom or flipped learning, an array of practices, understandings, representations and innovations have scaled, debated, challenged and normalized the role of technology in learning and teaching.
‘Flipping the Institution’ will debate the revolutionary v. cosmetic polemic and consider the pedagogical and technological innovations that have impacted on higher education over the past decade, and continue to do so. If the post-digital age, characterised by transitions of practice and redefining of the individual’s relationships with technology, and perhaps by the assertion of Nicholas Negroponte in 1998 that the ‘Digital Revolution is over’, what is its impact on higher education, and to what extent does it this shape the future of our institutions?
We are seeking papers, innovative workshops, presentations and engaging debates that address one or more of these questions:
Closing date for submissions is: Monday 2rd March 2015
The conference will support different types of investigation and research, which may include case study; practitioner-led inquiry; research paper/work in progress; developmental/research project report, and posters.
We welcome presentations that take different and innovative formats, such as a round table, pecha kucha, workshop, forum and debate, etc. The primary form of written submission will be an extended abstract (around 500 words). Each abstract will be double blind refereed. All proposals must be submitted through our conference website. https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2015/schedConf/index
We also welcome the submission of posters, which can represent shorter or more preliminary projects or ideas. These will be presented in a Pecha Kucha format. The Pecha Kucha format originated in Tokyo in 2003. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it follows a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: each presenter has 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds on a timer. Thus, each presenter has just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next takes the stage. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.
All proposals must be submitted through our conference website. https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2015/schedConf/index
Successful contributors will be allocated one free place at the conference. The conference organisers must receive confirmation of acceptance, by registering by the presenter registration deadline (see important dates below). Additional colleagues wishing to co-present will be offered the ‘early bird’ discounted rate but must register by the same deadline as the main proposer. After this date all co-presenters will be charged the full rate. A maximum of one free place will also be given to a student presenter or student co-presenter for each presentation. Additional student co-presenters will be charged at the ‘early bird’ discounted rate. Post graduate students who are researching this field may apply for a fees bursary. Reflective papers may be submitted to our teaching and learning journal Compass: http:// www.gre.ac.uk/compass by November 2015.
For further details please see our conference website. https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2015
Successful proposals will be notified by May 2015.
Proposed Summary of important dates 2015
Deadline for submission of abstracts - Monday 2rd March 2015
Feedback to authors on abstracts - Monday 30th March 2015
Deadline for resubmission – Monday 13th April 2015
Deadline of registration for presenters - Monday 1st June 2015
Close of delegate registration - Friday 12th June 2015
Submit presentations for uploading to web site - Monday 29th June 2015
Conference day - Tuesday July 7th 2015
 Alvin Toffler, (1980). The Third Wave, Bantam Books