Draft ascilite Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019
To be Australasia’s foremost community, leading and advocating for digital excellence in tertiary learning and teaching.
To promote and recognise exemplary innovation, evidence–based practice and research in the use of educational technologies.
Our strategic goals for 2016 – 2019 are both underpinned by, and committed to, fostering a strong and engaged community that ensures the sustainability of ascilite. We seek to progress innovation, evidence-based practice and research in the use of educational technologies through strategic partnerships and on-going communication with our membership and wider community.
We acknowledge that innovation encourages and advances creative ideas, evidence-based practice provides validation that the innovation works as it was designed and research affords rigorous evidence of the effectiveness of the innovation and evidence-based practice.
As a community we seek to exercise leadership and advocacy in partnership with government, industry, professional bodies, education sector and other partners to deliver digital excellence in tertiary learning and teaching and give effect to ascilite’s strategic goals and values.
Diagram: ascilite pillars for progressing the use of educational technologies
To actively disseminate and encourage digital innovation in research and educational practice in the tertiary sector.
- Use research and scholarship to support and advance innovation and evidence-based practice, through AJET and the Conference.
- Provide opportunities to promote and endorse digital excellence and initiate collaborations that progress digital innovation, through Awards, Special Interest Groups and Webinars.
- Enhance ascilite’s virtual presence to facilitate broad communication, collaboration and engagement through social media, the Bulletin and Website.
To inform and lead discussion and debate about policy and practice from an evidence-based perspective.
- Maintain a repository of knowledge through our open access journal and conference proceedings.
- Foster professional recognition of practitioners in the use of educational technology by supporting rigorous, reflective peer-review through the Certified Membership – Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) Australasia program.
- Encourage practitioners and academics at all levels into the disciplinary culture of research and practice through the Community Mentoring Program (CMP).
- Provide opportunities for collaboration and to showcase evidence-based practice through Special Interest Groups and webinars.
To be recognised as an active community producing and disseminating high quality, open access research.
- Maintain the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) as Australasia’s foremost journal and one of the most prominent in the world for educational technology research.
- Showcase innovative and quality research and provide a venue for strategic networking through our collegial annual conference, Special Interest Groups and webinars.
- Mentor and recognise researchers at all stages of their careers through the Community Mentoring and Awards programs.
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