• How to Submit


    All conference submissions are done via an on-line submission system, following these steps:

    Prepare a submission by:

    Downloading the abstract submission template in a Micosoft Word (.docx) format by clicking here.

    Access the Flexible Futures submission system and register.

    A detailed e-mail will be sent, after successfull registration, with login details, instructions to access the system and a brief guideline how to upload abstracts.

    To register on the Flexible Futures abstract submission system please click here.
    (Note that this is for Abstract Submissions only and NOT Conference registration.)

  • Presentation Types


    Abstracts may be submitted for 15-minute paper/vendor presentations, with 5 minutes for questions.

    Presentations can be any of the following:

    1. A research orientation which would include a clearly explained conceptual framework. The paper would focus on a completed project. It would briefly explore the current state of the field. Data should be clearly set out, an analysis given and findings and actionable recommendations proposed. The uniqueness of the contribution should be clear.
    2. On-going work, which may include a short conceptual framework, challenges, lessons learnt, preliminary results and the trajectory of the work.
    3. An implemented innovation module/ programme in which it was used, the type of technology chosen and why, how it was used, the resources and support needed to make it work, students’ reactions, lessons learnt), its impact and its potential scalability. Any evaluation results should be included (including feedback from lecturers, students, administrators and data on impact on student learning).
    4. Thought-provoking ideas and work-in-progress
  • At the Conference


      All papers and vendor presentations will have 15 minutes to present their contribution, followed by 5 minutes for questions.

  • Topics


    1. Remote and Hybrid Teaching and Learning
    2. Online assessment
    3. Innovative online learning and teaching methodologies
    4. The effective use of learning analytics
    5. The future of Higher Education
    6. Academic support strategies in the context of remote teaching and learning
    7. Strategies to boost lecturer/student resilience during isolation


  • Review Process


    Each submission will be reviewed by a member of a review panel designated by the conference organizers and then by the conference chair. A submission may be returned to the person who submitted it to effect changes. Submissions with the highest evaluations will be accepted for presentation in the conference.

  • Relevant Dates


    • 30 June 2020: Deadline for abstract submissions
    • 10 July 2020: Notification of acceptance
    • 20 July 2020: Provisional programme available

    All deadlines at 23:59 SAST - (Extensions will not be considered.)