Charles Sturt EdX fosters collaboration and demonstrates the value we place on a student-centred culture at Charles Sturt. We invite you to submit your contribution on how we connect in this disrupted world aligned to the streams detailed below. We’re also pleased to invite students to present and attend the conference. If you’re a current student, we’d love to hear from you, tell us about your learning experiences – what’s working and what could we do differently?

Submissions are closed for 2021!

Visit the program and sessions pages in the conference hub to see this year's sessions.

Submissions are made through the online submission form and are assessed on the abstract. Please include the name, affiliation and email address of the author submitting the proposal as well as any additional authors. Presentations will be conducted in a Zoom meeting room facilitated by a conference team member. All presenters will be co-hosts and able to share their screen and breakout rooms and the chat facility will be enabled.

Please contact if you have any queries.

Submit your contribution

Submission Type

  • Presentation of a paper

    Presentation of a paper provides an opportunity for a speaker/speakers to present scholarly work, research findings and/or recommendations on a learning and teaching strategy, pilot or completed project. Two individual papers will be presented per session with 20 minutes allocated to the presentation of each, then a 20 minute combine question time at the end of the session.

    For the chosen stream, paper presentations proposals should address:

    • Background/context
    • Outline of initiative or practice
    • Method(s) of evaluative data collection and analysis
    • Evidence of effectiveness
    • Conference theme(s)
    • References to research scholarship
    Individual paper
    Title Maximum 10 words
    Duration 20 mins + 10 minutes Q&A
    Abstract Maximum 500 words
  • Symposium

    Symposiums present multiple linked papers (3-4 recommended). One member of the symposium panel facilitates the discussion and ensures all presenters have time to present their papers. The audience are to be invited to discuss the issues raised or conclusions drawn.

    For the chosen stream, paper presentations proposals should address:

    • Overview including outline of discussion format and presenters
    • Target audience
    • Intended outcomes for participants
    • Conference theme(s)
    • References to research scholarship
    Symposium TitleMaximum 10 words
    Individual presentation titles (x3) Maximum 10 words, per paper
    DurationTotal 50 mins including Q&A
    Abstract Maximum 500 words
  • Interactive discussion

    Interactive discussion

    An interactive discussion is a collaborative discussion session. One or two discussion leads will present and lead a focused discussion on a key issue in higher education, a future paper, an existing or potential scholarship of teaching and learning project or a teaching/learning wicked problem.

    For the chosen stream, interactive discussion proposals should address:

    • References to relevant literature 
    • Two talking points/discussion questions that will be used to facilitate discussion
    • Intended outcomes for participants
    • Conference theme(s)
    Interactive discussion
    Title Maximum 10 words
    Duration50 minutes
    Abstract Maximum 500 words
  • Podcast

    A podcast presentation is an asynchronous presentation that will be uploaded to the Conference Hub allowing participants to listen at a time and place of their choice. Supported by a focussed discussion or Q&A session in the conference program. Support is available to finalise the preparation of the podcast before uploading if required.

    For the chosen stream, podcasts should address:

    • Background/context/focus
    • Outcomes for listeners
    • Conference theme(s)
    • How it contributes to learning and teaching
    Title Maximum 10 words
    Duration 15 minutes for Q&A session
    Abstract Maximum 350 words
  • Quick Talk

    A Quick Talk presentation is a short presentation focused specifically on practice: the design of learning activities, assessment tasks, teaching and support of learning. Each presentation will be 10 minutes long, and will be grouped with four other presentations, drawn together by a discussant who will draw threads together and facilitate discussion.

    For the chosen stream, Quick Talk proposals should address:

    • The impact on students
    • Conference theme(s)
    Quick talk
    Title Maximum 10 words
    Duration10 minutes
    Abstract150 words
  • Charles Sturt Stories

    You may also wish to contribute a 'Charles Sturt Story' The Charles Sturt Stories channel has been created to help collate the experiences and opinions of the Charles Sturt University community – our staff, our students, our people. These are included in the conference hub and posted in the lead up to the event.

    To share your story email


Your submission should align to one or more of the following conference streams.

Future focussed

While the future remains unpredictable, we know that it will be different. Based on our knowledge, experience and learnings we need to focus forward and imagine the possibilities. Future focussed teaching provides students with the skills to adapt what is known to accommodate the new; to solve unpredictable and messy problems; to operate flexibly and to understand sustainable practices for self, industry and the world.  Future focussed design of learning asks big questions, offers options and pays attention to the strengths of diversity and perspective.

Your future focussed submission:

Submissions under this theme should highlight how we are designing learning and teaching to connect students together in new ways; challenging them to think forward; explore possibilities, be bold and not shy away from risky thinking to produce new knowledge and strategies. They should highlight how academics and professional staff are connecting to create new environments with unexpected opportunities and new approaches.


Teaching and learning are relational activities, responding to the needs and capacities of connected individuals in many arrangements. Knowledge today is available through diverse sources and opportunities. Expertise can be learned in many ways and shared in many more. Connecting to create, and experience learning provides new ways of looking at content and skills.

Your co-creation submission:

Submissions under this theme should highlight where co-creation has informed practice. This may include co-creation of:

  • content between industry and academic teaching staff;
  • learning experiences between students and academics,
  • co-creation of resources across subjects in a course,
  • or co-creation of subject content across faculties or schools.

Innovation and Quality

New technology tools seem to emerge every week, connecting individuals across space and time zones. New understandings of the ways learning can happen inspire new ways of offering activity. Teaching is responsive and engagement can be unexpected – quality teaching is about constantly reflecting, tweaking, addressing dilemmas and being curious about repurposing and redeveloping learning materials and resources. Quality teaching is transformative, changing the way students think and act. Striving for quality requires us to think outside the square, to explore what is possible and to share what we discover.

Your innovation and quality submission:

Submissions under this theme will showcase innovative practice – in design, in teaching and in assessment. The presentations will introduce new thinking, and inspire others to try new approaches. They may be the starting point for a scholarly activity, or report on a project that has tested creative ways of teaching. They may raise questions or present dilemmas for shared thinking and be the beginning of something new.

No Limits

Disruption breaks boundaries and challenges the status quo. We are never able to fully predict the outcomes of excellent teaching, or of strong support for a student who is unsure. We want to encourage our students to aspire to great achievements – to make a difference and be distinctive. In this unpredictable world we don’t know what is possible, or what we are able to do outside of ‘normal’ patterns.

Your no limits submission:

Submissions under this theme are open. How have you challenged your boundaries in the last year? How will you challenge them in the future? This theme gives you the chance to hypothesise on possibilities and promote conversation that surprises.

Submit your contribution