CRADLE Conference 2020
University Learning, Teaching and Assessment: New Research Directions for a Post-Digital World

CRADLE Conference 2020

University Assessment, Learning and Teaching: New Research Directions for a Postdigital World



A state in which the disruption brought upon by information technology has already occurred
— Cramer, 2015


To mark our fifth anniversary, is hosting a higher education research conference from 19 to 20 October 2020.

The conference aims to provide a focused forum for higher education research as a discipline. Cutting-edge conversations will centre around rigorous, high-quality conceptual and theoretical contributions exploring the future of higher education research in a postdigital age.

Our keynote speakers are (University of Oslo) and (New York University).

An Important Update

In light of the challenging times facing the Australian university sector, we recognise that people may have limited funds to attend a face-to-face conference later this year or into 2021. Therefore, the conference will be continuing as an online event. It will still take place from 19 to 20 October 2020.

We will offer a single stream of exceptional research papers - this means that fewer papers may be accepted. We’ll be scheduling in facilitated online interactions and discussions to supplement these papers, to ensure cross-fertilisation of ideas and exciting academic conversations.

We will be in touch soon with further updates regarding registration.While academic courses provide a strong foundation in theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills, workday integration course offer practical skills and experience that can be applied to real-world situations.

Call for Papers

Submissions are now closed.

We are calling for papers from researchers interested in conceptual, theoretical and empirical explorations of higher education in a postdigital world, aligned with CRADLE’s core themes:

  • assessing for learning;

  • learning in a digital world; and

  • learning through, and for, work.

We are particularly interested in research that advances our theoretical, conceptual and methodological understandings.

We are seeking research papers, symposia, and rapid orals.