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Call for Proposals to Host the 2019 ASCILITE Conference

ASCILITE is seeking expressions of interest from potential conference organizing committees to host the 2019 ASCILITE annual conference.

ASCILITE conferences are a central aspect of ASCILITE and provide opportunities for delegates to meet with international and national peers to exchange ideas, research and practice in educational technology.

Conferences provide a forum for the presentation of refereed papers, short concise papers, symposiums, posters and workshops. The conference also provides memorable opportunities for social interaction and networking.

There are a number of expectations of conference organizing committees including:

  • Justification for the conference location and a brief explanation as to why the venue chosen would attract delegates.
  • Identification of strategies for marketing and attracting 300 – 400 delegates to the conference.
  • Liaison and collaboration with the ASCILITE Treasurer throughout the organization of the conference particularly in relation to the budget.
  • Ongoing communication and collaboration with the ASCILITE Executive.
  • The inclusion of an ASCILITE Executive member on the conference organizing committee.

The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2017 although preliminary proposals are welcome prior to that date.

As a first step a potential conference organizing committee should obtain a copy of the ASCILITE Host Proforma, Host Information and the Conference Handbook and discuss these with an ASCILITE Executive. A copy of the information package and Handbook are available by emailing the ASCILITE Secretariat.

Since the geographical location of the conference is an important consideration, you may wish to view past conference locations on the ASCILITE website here. The 2017 conference is being hosted by USQ in Tooowoomba and the 2018 conference is being hosted by Deakin University.


OTHER NEWS

Call for Papers: International Conference on Blended Learning: Towards Knowledge Economy

The Saudi Electronic University (SEU) invites all scholars and researchers to participate in the International Conference on Blended Learning: Towards Knowledge Economy. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners of blended learning to share ideas and exchange experiences with leading researchers locally, regionally and internationally.  The conference will be held in Riyadh on 21 – 23 November 2017.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 24 July 2017 and you will find full details here.


Draft Programme, ALT Annual Conference 2017

The ALT Annual Conference takes place at the University of Liverpool on 5 – 7 September 2017 and the draft programme for Beyond islands of innovation – How Learning Technology Became the New Normal has now been published. You will find the draft programme here and you may register for the conference here.


Upcoming Scientia Education Academy Lecture: Can technology facilitate learning on a level playing field?

UNSW Science Associate Dean (Education) Chris Tisdell would like to invite you to his upcoming Lecture for the Scientia Education Academy.  Please join him as he asks the question is technology really the answer to challenges in education?   We also invite you to drinks and conversation afterward.

The lecture is scheduled for Monday, 31 July 2017, 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Tyree Room of the John Niland Scientia Building at UNSW Kensington.

Please find additional details and a link to RSVP here.


PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Deakin University

Deakin University currently has two PhD Scholarship opportunities with the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning with the Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

The student/s will be based at Deakin University’s Melbourne City Centre and will work with researchers in the Centre in the area of Assessment in Higher Education with a variety of topics to consider.

Further details may be viewed here.


Job Vacancy: Director, Teaching and Learning, University of New England

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Directorate of Teaching and Learning Support is responsible for supporting an outstanding learning and student experience at UNE, by providing support for and leadership in educational design, curriculum planning, education innovation, learning technologies, resources and media, assessment, and academic, pastoral and language support.

About the role

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation), the Director will lead teaching and learning quality, innovation and support at UNE. The position will have a focus on establishing, leading and managing a suite of educational initiatives around curriculum renewal, pedagogies for high-quality learning and student engagement, excellence and innovation in online learning and learning technologies, and high-quality student academic support.

For complete details visit this link.  Applications close 6 August 2017.

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