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2023 Theme

Realities and Futures

Digital education constantly pushes forward and our futures have yet to be written. As we ponder potential futures, digitally engaged learning in art and design demands discussions on inclusive learning and teaching, decolonising educational technologies, and the optimal balance of online and offline teaching.

In a world where the online and offline are fluid:

  • what are the teaching realities across these new spaces?
  • how are art and design educators considering inclusive futures of digital education whilst also challenging problematic dynamics such as algorithmic bias and even perceptions of digital?
  • how do we challenge existing notions of what digital is? For example, how does digital occur in the offline space?

As we have experimented with blended, hybrid and hi-flex teaching, what areas have educators deemed more appropriate for the offline spaces and where do online realities challenge these notions? Where do spatial realities of new technologies start to merge these two worlds into unknown futures?

Key Dates

Call for papers17 January 2023
Submissions deadline31 March 2023
Registration opens9 August 2023
Conference dates21 & 22 September 2023