Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ascilite 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand

Critical perspectives on educational technology


The 2014 ascilite conference is due to take place in Dunedin, New Zealand at Otago Polytechnic from 23 – 26 November 2014.


Decades of research and development work in educational technology has revealed gaps between the promises of digital technologies and the concrete impact on teaching and learning practices. The 2014 ascilite conference offers a timely forum for leaders, practitioners, and researchers to reflect on and discuss the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-actual , exploring the visionary rhetoric on educational technology and debating the imperfect reality of current educational practices. We warmly invite contributions describing critical perspectives on:

  • Actual uses of emerging technologies and practices (e.g. MOOCs, OERs, virtual reality, mobile learning, games or gamification)
  • Institution-wide technology integration (e.g. execution of digital strategies)
  • Research evidence (e.g. impact-focussed methods such as educational design research, inquiry and action research and experimental studies)
  • Learning design and technologies
  • Learning analytics
  • Educational technology and society
  • The role of learning theories

Key Dates

Submissions Open 31 March 2014
Online Registration Opens April 2014
Deadline for Workshop submissions 30 May 2014
Deadline for Paper submissions (extended date) 21 July 2014
Deadline for Poster and Symposium submissions (extended date) 21 July 2014
Reviewing Process ends 13 August 2014
Completed Reviews sent back to authors (acceptance advice) 31 August 2014
Accepted papers/Revised papers due (full and concise) 17 September 2014
Early Bird Registration Fee deadline 3 October 2014
Standard Registration Fee applies 4 October 2014
Cancellation Policy (refund of 50%) 23 October 2014
No refunds 24 October 2014
Registrations close 22 November 2014
ascilite2014 Pre-Conference Workshops 23 November 2014
ascilite2014 Conference 24 – 26 November 2014


2014 Conference Management Team

ascilite 2014 will be hosted by Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. The conference Convenors are Bronwyn Hegarty and Jenny McDonald.

Conference Sponsors

Sponsors add a critical dimension to the conference through product displays, presentations and engagement with the academic community and the conference management team makes every effort to accommodate sponsors each year.  Businesses interested in finding out about sponsorship opportunities associated with the annual conference should contact the ascilite Secretariat.

ascilite welcomes the following early sponsors for ascilite 2014.


Further Information

Visit the conference website for regular updates and further details.  Important conference updates are also published in the fortnightly ascilite bulletin sent to all members.  If the information you seek is not available here or on the conference website, contact Sally Boult, the conference manager.

Strategic Importance of the ascilite Conference

The annual Conference, which is ascilite’s key event of the year, provides a forum for:

  • the presentation of refereed full papers
  • the presentation of refereed short papers
  • workshops
  • symposia
  • poster sessions

The conference provides a significant opportunity to meet with peers and educational technology industry representatives to exchange ideas and information, initiate and build collaborations and also provides memorable opportunities for social interaction.

Institutional Members
Strategic Objectives
  1. Maintain best practices and procedures in the area of financial and administrative management
    of the Society.
  2. Maintain a strong financial position and outlook for the Society.
  3. Maintain transparent financial records.
  4. Conduct the business of the Society in accordance with the ascilite Constitution.