Writing: Using technology to develop academic writing skills.

  • How can we use technology to develop the academic writing skills of students in order to help them respond creatively and find their own unique voice?
  • Can technology provide a vehicle to engage students from non traditional backgrounds and disciplines where academic writing is not viewed as the norm?
  • What are the most effective strategies to help manage the academic writing skills gap as students transition from high school to university?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges surrounding teaching academic writing to English as a Second Language (ESL) students on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs? 


Research: How technology is transforming the global academic research and publishing landscape.

  • In an age of austerity how can technology help to safeguard international and national scholarly publishing standards and ensure the appropriate use of public funds?

  • To what extent can technology be used to inform and strengthen the editorial process?

  • What strategies can publishers use to mitigate risk and retractions enabling them to maintain reputation and the impact factor of their journals?

  • How can researchers and authors make use of technology to protect the intellectual property of their research output?


Integrity: Exploring technologically-informed strategies to promote academic integrity and prevent academic misconduct.

In collaboration with the Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity (APFEI)

  • What new challenges to academic integrity have appeared with the increase in online and distance education?
  • What are the most effective strategies to combat the rise in online contract cheating or ghostwriting? 
  • How can learning analytics help to identify risks to academic integrity, as well as contribute to its positive reinforcement through educational interventions?
  • How can data management tools promote consistency, transparency and fairness in the reporting of academic misconduct?

*The Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity (APFEI) is a non-profit multi-institutional network of scholars and higher education institutions dedicated to the promotion of academic integrity in university students and staff.

 

Education: Making use of technology to provide effective feedback to students as part of a formative learning process.

  • How can educators utilise technology to transform and enhance the feedback process?
  • In what ways can technology both facilitate and promote dialogue between educator and student?
  • How can educators ensure that students receive timely, constructive and engaging feedback on their work?
  • In what ways can technology help to track the student learning process?

Please note that the official language of the conference is English.