About APT 2021

Reflecting for the future; higher education in disruptive times.

On this page:

The nineteenth Academic Practice and Technology (APT2021) conference will take place on Friday 2nd July 2021. The conference will be free to attend and hosted online. 

This annual conference, co-hosted by UCL, LSE and Imperial College London, will feature a variety of presentations comprising research papers/work in progress, case studies, field reports, workshops and keynote speakers. This year we focus on 4 main sub-themes: staff and studentexperience; building new communities and developing new identities; the brave new university; impact on diverse communities.

The sub-themes invite participants to critically reflect on and evaluate their plans and experience during disruptive times for both students and staff. They invite educators to critically explore ways in which they are developing their practice using technology. Through a range of online presentation formats, the event will showcase and celebrate examples of academic practice that can inspire academic and professional services staff.

How to engage

Booking Information

  • Delegate registration closes on Friday 11 June 2021.
  • Presenters should register by Friday 11 June 2021.
  • Tickets are free but you will need to book your place through the UCL Online store.

Email: academicpracticetechnology@ucl.ac.uk

For more information about booking a ticket, contact us. 

The conference is free but if you are able to would like to encourage delegates to make a donation to CARA or another charity of your choice.

Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) provides urgently-needed help to academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and many who choose to work on in their home countries despite serious risks. Cara also supports higher education institutions whose work is at risk or compromised.

To make a donation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/donatesteps.aspx?beneficiarycampaignid

To find out about the work of Cara https://www.cara.ngo/

Conference sub-themes

APT2021 seeks research papers/work in progress, case studies, field reports, workshops and keynote speakers that interpret the conference theme of ‘Reflecting for the future; higher education in disruptive times’, aligned to one or more of the following sub-themes:

Staff and student experience

Innovative and alternative practice, remote support for staff and students, module and assessment design, accessibility, managing communication and building expectations, online engagement etc.

Building new communities and developing new identities

Inter-institutional networks and collaborative projects, transnational curriculum and learning communities, overcoming geographical barriers, identity building away from campus, student engagement and belonging.

The brave new university

Tackling structural inequality, female leadership, BAME leadership, online under-representation, social justice and digital education, issues of surveillance and sousveillance. 

Impact on diverse communities

Equality of opportunity and access, inclusive practice and differentiation, flexible working/studying, diversity and representation, community-based projects.