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ASCILITE NEWS

Call for Applications Extended: Lead Editor & Associate Editor, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET)

This is a reminder that ascilite invites applications for a new Lead Editor and Associate Editor to join the existing editorial team of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET). The due date for applications is now COB Monday 6 June 2016.

AJET is a highly regarded, influential, open access, online journal that has international standing and reach. It publishes peer reviewed scholarly research related to the educational use of technologies in the tertiary education sector.

In June 2016, Professor Barney Dalgarno will complete his term as Lead Editor of AJET. ascilite is committed to active succession planning for this important role and has now begun a search for a new lead editor to join the team. Professor Dalgarno and the AJET team will provide support to the successful applicant’s smooth transition into the role. AJET also seeks expressions of interest for the role of Associate Editor. Currently there are seven Associate Editors who work with the Lead Editors to oversee the review process of the papers and other work of the journal. This call for expressions of interest for Associate Editor is to continue to build our AJET team’s capacity.

The Lead Editors are responsible for setting and maintaining the editorial direction of AJET, and leading and overseeing the work of the Associate Editors and copy editors. The main role of associate editors is take carriage of manuscripts assigned to them after initial screening by a lead editor.

You will find full details at this link here.


Reminder: Call for Proposals: Special Issue of AJET 2017

The editors of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) welcome expressions of interest from individuals or teams interested in guest editing a special issue of the journal in 2017.

Expressions of interest of up to 500 words should include the following information:

  • Names and affiliations of guest editor(s), including experience and brief biographical details
  • Proposed special edition theme, including possible topics
  • The relevance of the theme to the scope and coverage of the journal
  • The significance of the theme in advancing the field of educational technology in higher education.

Full proposals will be requested from shortlisted EOIs selected by the AJET editorial board.

Please email your expression of interest to A/Prof Michael Henderson, AJET joint Lead Editor by 10 June 2016.


Learning Design SIG News: EOI for AJET Special Issue

The ascilite Learning Design SIG are sourcing expressions of interest from individuals or teams interested in submitting a paper for a potential special Learning Design issue of AJET in 2017.  Details are available on the LD-SIG website.


Federal Government Response to ascilite Letter Concerning OLT Closure

On April 26, ascilite President Dominique Parrish wrote to Senator Simon Birmingham (Federal Minister for Education & Training) on behalf of the ascilite Executive and Membership to request continued and much needed investment into the education and capacity building of the next generation through the establishment of a National Institute for Learning and Teaching. A copy of ascilite’s letter to the Minister may be viewed here.

A reply to ascilite’s letter was received from the Minister’s office on 20 May and you may view the response here.

 


ascilite Live! webinar: New Video Recording Available

The video recording of the ascilite Live! webinar "Improving student learning outcomes through virtual internship based teaching" conducted on 24 May 2016 is now available.  You can read the full synopsis and view the video here.


OTHER NEWS

Job Vacancy: Lecturer in Learning Design, Hong Kong University

Applications are invited for appointment as Lecturer (holding the title of Learning Designer) in the Faculty of Education, to commence on 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a higher degree in educational technology or equivalent, with experience in university teaching and academic and technical staff development in the area of e-learning in higher education. Experience with learning management systems, learning analytics, e-portfolios and digital resource development is advantageous. 

The appointee will work closely with teaching staff in the Faculty to support the exploration and development of innovative and technology-enhanced teaching and learning strategies and materials. Duties will include managing a small and dedicated team to ensure effective implementation of educational technologies across the curriculum; undertaking and evaluating developmental work in promoting innovative practices using technology for learning.  The appointee will be required to take up curriculum and staff development as well as relevant administrative responsibilities.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained on the university website.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should email a completed application form together with an up-to-date CV to edufacq@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. The closing date for applications is 17 June 2016.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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