Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


Transforming Assessment SIG Events

eAssessment Awards: Showcase of selected winners, 7 July 2021

This session will feature short presentations and an opportunity for questions with selected award winners from the 2021 international eAssessment Awards. For further information and registration visit the SIG website at

Object-Based Learning for Digital Assessment, 4 August 2021

Object-Based Learning (OBL) provides a unique opportunity for an integrated student-centred approach to digital assessment that exploits the capacity for polyvalent interaction. Recent developments in both digital imaging and visualisation systems, accessible through tablets and mobile devices, have opened up new opportunities for assessment through student interaction with compelling virtual worlds and objects. This presentation will share the practical results and applied examples of this approach for assessment, primarily in ancient historical studies, but will also provide ample application to the transferability of this assessment approach to other academic disciplines. For further information and registration visit the SIG website at

Using video in assessment and feedback, 6 October 2021

This panel session by Transforming Assessment and the Assessment in Higher Education Network (UK) will cover two presentations “The impact and possibilities of video feedback in higher education – towards a model of care, trust, and social presence” and “Video-enhanced dialogic assessment of teaching practice portfolios”. For further information and registration visit the SIG website at

Business Education SIG webinar: To use live clients or not to use live clients? Insights from educators, students and live clients

27 July @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEST | 2pm Singapore/Hong Kong | 6pm Auckland | Other time zones

The ASCILITE Business Education SIG is delighted to invite you to their webinar in which Ms Audrea Warner (University of Auckland) and a panel of students  will share insights from their experience working with live clients on a Masters level marketing course. This webinar will provide perspectives from not only the educator but also  students and live clients. It will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of group work involving a live client. In this form of student enhanced learning, students are challenged to actively synthesize and integrate what they read, bridging the gap between theoretical material learnt in the course and creating practical integrated marketing communication campaigns. The webinar will also consider student perspectives through a panel of past alumni, who have completed the ‘live client group project’, explore what the presenter has learnt as an educator from using this form of assessment and provide feedback from past live clients.


Audrea Warner is a Professional Teaching Fellow in the Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland. She has over 17 years of teaching experience in Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Audrea feels a strong sense of responsibility to engage, enlighten, and empower her students both now and for the future. She wants her students to learn from the past, be proactive in the present and work for a better tomorrow. She is co-leading ASCILITE’s Business Education SIG.

Student panel members

Haoran Yu, Master of Management graduate with a Marketing specialisation. Haoran now works as the Social Media and Marketing Manager at Dacxi. Adeli Lim, Master of Management graduate with a Marketing specialisation. Adeli now works as Associate Product Manager in Optiflow Airvo Marketing. Angela Favis, Master of Management graduate with a Marketing specialisation. Angela now works as a retail marketing specialist at Mitre 10 NZ.

Session login

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New TELall blog post: When the internet knows all, is the humble testamur valuable?

The ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program (CMP) coordinators, Dr Kwong Nui Sim (Auckland University of Technology) and Associate Professor Michael Cowling (CQUniversity) recently organised and conducted the CMP’s first ever debate as a way to connect the 2020 alumni with 2021 mentors and mentees. In this blog post, Kwong Nui and Michael report on the debate in which the affirmative team argued that “When the internet knows all, the humble testamur is no longer valuable” while the opposition team disputed the affirmative’s claim that a testamur is a misrepresentation of actual learning.

The affirmative team comprised Oriel Kelly (Curriculum Development Manager, University of Auckland), Ashley Anderson (Learning Designer, Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education) and Dr. Camille Dickson-Deane (Senior Lecturer Higher Education Learning Design University of Technology, Sydney).

The opposition team comprised Kirsten Black (Senior Learning Design, College of Design and Social Context RMIT), Dr. Robert Vanderburg (Lecturer, School of Education and the Arts, CQUniversity) and Associate Professor Richard Lai (Computer Science & Information Technology, La Trobe University).


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TELedvisors SIG June webinar recordings – Learning Design for ePortfolios

If you missed the TELedvisors SIG webinars in June, you can view the recordings at (Shari) and (Kate).

In this two part series, Shari Bowker (UQ) and Dr Kate Coleman (MGSE) discussed approaches to designing learning with ePortfolios.

The next TELedvisors session will be held on 29 July at 12pm and details will be available here.

ASCILITE Live! webinar recording “Batman – the online clinical classroom”

During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, physical distancing and lock-down requirements created significant challenges for tertiary education and disciplines, such as nursing, typically taught face-to-face with the inclusion of skill-based clinical teaching. Our challenge was to pivot rapidly nursing clinical skills to an engaging, online course that supported the development of clinical skill and social group dynamics. With the help of Batman, nursing lab learning pivoted online by demonstrating clinical skills in and enabling students to simultaneously practice in their own environments. Our goal was relevant and enjoyable learning that would prepare students for clinical placements later in the semester.

This webinar showcased how we leveraged existing course resources, staff knowledge, accessible technology, and the superhero Batman to create a non-threatening and enjoyable online learning community for 183 first-year nursing students. We will discuss how we taught professionally congruent, nursing clinical assessment skills by scaffolding students’ engagement in the online classroom using the Activity-Centered Analysis and Design Framework. We will share how our experience with Batman continues to influence our teaching and open the discussion on the importance of positioning the student to ‘practice’ within an ecology of elements in online learning environments.

This session was presented by Marla S Burrow (Lecturer in School of Nursing at Massey University), Camille Manning (Educator in the School of Nursing at Massey University), Shelley van der Krogt (Educator in the School of Nursing at Massey University) and Jenny Green (Award-winning educator with extensive tertiary and clinical teaching experience).

You can view the video recording here.

Final Reminder: ASCILITE 2021 Conference Call for Papers

The 2021 ASCILITE conference website has detailed information on how to prepare conference submissions with an EasyChair upload link for papers. The closing date for submissions was recently extended to 16 July.

The conference will be accessible in hybrid mode with face-to-face and virtual attendance supported. The in-person event will take place at the University of New England in Armidale NSW. The conference runs from 29 November to 1 December 2021 and registration is due to open soon.

Reminder: Open Educational Practice Special Interest Group Meeting

This is a reminder that the regular meeting of the OEP-SIG is scheduled for 6 July at 3pm AEST. New members are welcome. Visit the SIG website for further details.


Survey invitation – Career pathways amongst the Australasian Learning Design profession

Dear ASCILITE members,

Share your wisdom and help us systematise our knowledge about career pathways amongst the Australasian Learning Design profession!

This survey is being undertaken as part of an ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program (CMP) activity, the results of which are aimed at informing the professional and career development aspirations of ASCILITE members and more broadly the Australasian Learning Design community.

This short qualitative survey seeks to:

  1. Map out the diversity of the organic pathways leading to assuming positions in Learning Design;
  2. Collect general and actionable advice based on the personal learning gained from the diverse individual careers of Learning Design professionals in Australasia.

The results should be ready to be first published in the ASCILITE TELall Blog around August.

To participate in this survey, please click on the link below. If you are accessing the survey on the go using your mobile phone, you might like to use the dictation function for some of the questions. Since no registration is required and no personal details are collected, you will have to complete and submit the survey in one go. Please note that the form does not allow for skipping answers.

Take the survey.

Please complete the survey by Monday, 19 July 2021. (Ethics Clearance #H21034 Charles Darwin University).

Job Vacancy: Innovation Program Manager, EduGrowth (Melbourne)

EduGrowth is a leading EdTech and innovation industry hub that endeavours to accelerate Australia’s EdTech ecosystem globally. It is currently seeking a program manager to connect educators, researchers and EdTech entrepreneurs with a focus on innovation sprints to pilot new solutions.

As an integral member of the EduGrowth leadership team the Innovation Program Manager will design, deliver and coordinate this strategic project for EduGrowth, our funding partner and the entire Australian EdTech ecosystem. The Innovation Program Manager will also support and drive effective program delivery and relevant stakeholder engagement, while actively contributing to program design, implementation, measurement and evaluation to ensure program outcomes.

Full details are available on the Seek website here.

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