2017 Student Bursary Award Winners
ASCILITE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Student Bursary Award which was open to all full-time PhD/EdD or equivalent students. The three recipients of the award are:
- Malcolm Burt, Queensland University of Technology
- Tran Le Nghi Tran, University of Queensland
- Paul Wiseman, University of Melbourne
The award recipients now have up to $1,000 to put towards their attendance at the ASCILITE 2017 conference.
Award submissions comprised a 3 – 5 minute video that demonstrated how well the applicant made use of educational technologies and was able to communicate effectively through the technology by explaining why he or she should receive the bursary. These submissions are available for viewing here.
Malcolm Burt for “Less VR in Education Is Better”
Abstact: I’m a PhD candidate in virtual reality and also create virtual reality objects for universities, which allow their students to experience more immersion and empathy (the two key reasons to use VR). There’s too many huge ideas in this space which, while cool, scare people off. Perhaps we should be focusing on making the bare minimum that you need to enhance immersion and empathy? I’d like to come to ASCILITE to speak to others in this field, to identify others that may be researching in this area, and of course to become a member.
Tran Le Nghi Tran for “Educational technologies & me”
Abstract: This video describes how I use educational technologies to teach, research and communicate in my professional and academic life as a lecturer and PhD student. It also highlights my belief and reflection on educational technologies as the vehicles for me, my students and research participants on our career development journey. I believe this video helps introduce new educational technologies to those interested, provides insights into how technologies can be used in different education sections and promotes the ASCILITE conference and Student Bursary to a wider public as I have a strong professional network of international students and Vietnamese teachers.
Paul Wiseman for “Fluctuations in Task Level Engagement”
Abstract: I am using digital learning tasks to understand how task-level engagement fluctuates during an online learning activity. This research is informing my understanding of digital task engagement in higher education (PhD research topic), as well as my understanding of classroom engagement and blended learning in my role as a lecturer in Management at the Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Melbourne.
I believe this research has relevance and application within the ASCILITE community, and I hope to have the opportunity to share it and receive feedback from my colleagues in this field of research.