The Pushing the Boundaries of Higher Education conference will take place on 3 October at the Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain. This event, organised by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) will address the challenges that current higher education models face and showcase innovative initiatives and practices that offer creative answers for pressing issues that can lead the way towards new educational futures.

The topics that will be covered range from epistemological and ethical ones, to practical issues involving teachers and learners mediated by design and mode of delivery. The conference will address the following topics:

  • New models of online, hybrid or blended education and new university formats
  • New pedagogies
  • New certification and accreditation schemes
  • New quality indicators
  • Digital skills and core competences
  • Faculty development and training

Interested researchers and scholars can participate online or in person. For more information about the conference, see the event website.