The STARS conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences.

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Keynote Presentation

The Ethics of AI in Tertiary Education, Professor Martin Carroll, Executive General Manager Academic, and Provost Manukau Institute of Technology

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Registration for STARS 2018 now open. The early-bird registration has been extended to 10 May 2018.


Welcome to New Zealand, Nau mai haere ki Aotearoa.

Auckland’s sub-tropical climate, sparkling blue waters and lush green hills is a natural paradise. Yet it’s also one of the great cities of the Pacific and a bustling centre of events, arts and culture.

Over my forty years in higher education, I have attended scores of conferences around the world, but I never witnessed an event of the quality of the STARS conference held in Adelaide, South Australia in July 2017. I could write pages about the professionalism and dedication of the organizers, fellows, and event staff, but what really impressed me the most was the extraordinary passion and commitment that the presenters and participants so obviously have for the care and well-being of students. It was inspiring, and I am taking home many new ideas and an even stronger belief that students and their learning should be the primary focus of universities.

Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology The University of Georgia, USA

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