Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


ASCILITE Live! Webinar (in collaboration with TurnItIn)

Topic: Designing assessment to deter student misconduct and contract cheating
Date: July 18th,
Time: 2PM AEST

A growing body of research suggests that assessing the process of learning, rather than just the final product, is the best way to prevent academic misconduct. Authentic assessments, which involve real-world applications and student presence, can promote deep learning while minimising the risk of misconduct.

This joint ASCILITE / TurnItIn webinar presentation will explore proven strategies to deter academic misconduct and specifically, contract cheating and AI-based ghostwriting, showcasing three award-winning examples of authentic assessments from RMIT University, Griffith University and Sydney/Monash University.

●      Associate Processor Ling Mei Cong (Deputy Dean, Learning & Teaching, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University)
●      Dr Kevin Argus (Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University)
●      Danielle Logan-Fleming (SFHEA) (Learning and Teaching Consultant, Griffith Business School Griffith University)
●      Dr. Jessica Leung (Lecturer,  Affiliations: The University of Sydney and Monash University)

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TELall Blog post: Retention @ Charles Sturt: Building a Retention Culture

In this latest blog post the retention team at Charles Sturt reflect on their University’s ethos and how they broke down down Faculty and Divisional silos to introduce new ways of working, facilitate meaningful data sharing, and establish a retention culture across the University and they share some of the approaches that they are using to improve student retention at Charles Sturt. Read more

Note: this topic was also presented at the ASCILITE Live! Webinar – April 2023. Watch the recording on YouTube here

EOIs open for the 2023 ASCILITE Research School

We are excited to announce the 2023 Spring into Excellence Research school will be held in Canberra, 23 – 25 October, 2023

The School will be hosted by the Charles Sturt University.

Venue: Canberra, Charles Sturt University Barton Campus.

The research school will be facilitated by senior ASCILITE researchers and leaders:

  • A/Prof Chris Campbell (ASCILITE President; Sub-Dean (Learning Technology) Charles Sturt University)
  • Prof Sue Gregory (ASCILITE Exec and Life member, Head of School, School of Education, University of New England)
  • Prof Michael Henderson (ASCILITE Life member, Professor of Digital Futures and Director of Educational Design and Innovation (HEDI), Monash University)
  • Prof Dominique Parrish (ASCILITE Life member, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Macquarie University)
  • Prof Petrea Redmond (ASCILITE Exec member, Professor of Digital Pedagogies University of Southern Queensland)
  • Prof Barney Dalgano, (ASCILITE Life member, Executive Dean Faculty of Education, University of Canberra)

Expressions of interest to attend the 2023 ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School is be available here. Please note that there are limited places available so don’t be disappointed. More information can be gained from the website.

TELAS Reviewer Certification workshop (online) coming up

The Technology Enhanced Learning Accreditation Standards (TELAS) are a set of internationally benchmarked standards designed to assess the quality of online learning, particularly in relation to the tertiary sector. They provide institutions with the means to assess and evaluate the affordances of their online learning environments and thereby guide quality enhancements.

The next TELAS Reviewer Certification Workshop is now open for registration.

Location: The workshop will be conducted fully online via Zoom.
Date: Thursday 27th July & Friday 28th July,
Time:  10-1:30pm AEST
Cost (ex GST): $250(members);  $400 (non-members – includes 12 month ASCILITE membership fee).

For further details and to register, visit the TELAS website.

Please direct any queries and/or expressions of interest to

ASCILITE OEP SIG Webinar #5: New research: The lived experience of open educational resources (OER) creator-practitioners

Date: 18 July
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AESTThis presentation will outline new research on the lived experience of creator-practitioners of open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP) in United States (U.S.) higher education institutions. Vygotsky and Bruner’s constructivist theories guide this study as they describe both the cognitive and social aspects of content creation.

Participants in the study included eleven current instructors from colleges and universities across the U.S. who have used and created their own OER, and engaged in OEP in at least one of their courses. Through hermeneutical phenomenological research design, collecting qualitative data through journal entries, artifact analysis, and semi-structured interviews, three themes were revealed.


  • Alex Wanstrath (Instructional Design and Technology Ph.D., Liberty University (Virginia, United States), School of Education)

Registration and details

Find the latest news from the OEP SIG here

ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG Workshop – How do students solve problems?

It has been said that “learning to solve problems is the most important skill that students can learn in any setting” (Jonassen, 2004, p. xxi). Continuing the ASCILITE LA SIG’s series on “How learning science can inform learning analytics”, this workshop will provide a chance to come together face-to-face to explore not only how students solve problems, but also how learning analytics can help us observe and support problem solving for better learning outcomes. The workshop will involve a series of hands-on, interesting… and sometimes challenging… problems to solve, and will be a great learning and networking opportunity for the ASCILITE community. We are very excited to be able to come together in person for the first time in four years to keep the conversation going about the ways that learning analytics can be used to better understand how our students learn.

The workshop will take place in four locations – Adelaide (20th July), Auckland (11th July), Brisbane (13th July) and Melbourne (14th July) – and will be followed up by an online event that will bring together the learnings across the four groups at a later date.

Please note that that the workshop is an in-person event (no recordings will be made available).

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Please only register if you can attend in person (for catering and space purposes). There are limited spaces available at each venue, so please register early to avoid missing out.

Calling all ASCILITE Members! Industry and AI: Share Your Authentic Practice in AI-Enabled Teaching and Learning

Are you an ASCILITE member who has been exploring the exciting realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in teaching and learning? Are you encouraging your students to develop skills in ethically using generative AI to equip them to be industry-ready graduates?

If you answered yes, then we want to hear from you! Join us at the 2023 ASCILITE conference’s Business Education SIG session to share your authentic, industry-aligned examples of how AI is being integrated into various educational domains, including assessment (both formative and summative) and co-curricular activities.

For more details , please contact Audrea Warner

ASCILITE23 Conference

The conference organising committee is looking forward to considering the workshop submissions which were due yesterday (2 July).

The call for papers deadline has been extended and now closes on Mon 17th July.

There is also still time for you to let the committee know if you are willing to be a reviewer for ASCILITE23.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the COC at


Call for Papers IJAD: Special Issue “Trust In and Through Academic Development”

We invite you to contribute to the special issue of the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD) Trust in and through Academic Development.

A variety of submissions are sought, and both qualitative and quantitative research is welcomed. Authors are invited to submit a proposal through the IJAD proposal submission option at any point before 1 December 2023 if they would like to receive feedback on their ideas. The manuscript deadline is 2 February 2024.

For more information, please see . We look forward to receiving your paper or paper proposal.

Sydney International School of Technology & Commerce is looking for course reviewers

Instead of reviewing a manuscript, here is an opportunity to review a unit if you are interested and available:

  • ICT 201 Systems Development Lifecycle and Project Management
  • ICT 202 Cybersecurity
  • ICT 302 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • ICT 502 Internet and Web Development
  • ICT 506 Cybersecurity
  • BIS 102 Organisation Behaviour
  • BIS 201 Knowledge and Management and Information Governance
  • BIS 302 Business Process Improvement
  • DEN 202 Network Administration
  • DEN 303 Contemporary Topics In IT

Opportunities to develop new units (Work from Home):

  • ICT601: Enterprise Architecture and Governance
  • ICT602: Data Management and Decision Making
  • ICT603: Enterprise Systems and System Integration
  • ICT611: Ethical Hacking and Penetration
  • ICT613: Digital Forensics
  • ICT621: Big Data
  • ICT622: Data Mining
  • ICT623: Data Visualisation

Please kindly contact A/Prof Kwong Nui Sim (Associate Dean Learning & Teaching) at for detailed information.

Institutional Members