ASCILITE’S TELAS Published as Feature Story in Campus Morning Mail (CMM)
ASCILITE has for the past three years been developing a suite of quality standards for designing on-line learning environments and the Campus Morning Mail has taken the opportunity to feature details of ASCILITE’s TELAS (Technology Enhanced Learning Accreditation Standards) in recognition of the potentially important role it may play in assisting universities in their efforts to move content online and translate face-to-face classes into an online environment. TELAS research identified, among other things, the most important features of online learning from the student perspective and these elements are presented in the article.
You’ll find links to further information on TELAS in the feature story.
ASCILITE LIVE! Webinar Recording on Higher Ed responses to the Current Crisis
ASCILITE recently held two ASCILITE Live! webinars on the current COVID-19 crisis as it relates to higher education and the recordings of these sessions are now available for viewing on ASCILITE’s YouTube channel. Feel free to share these resources with colleagues and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Crisis and Technology Enhanced Learning: Responses from the ASCILITE Community, 2 April 2020
Abstract: As Australasian institutions continue to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, technology-enhanced learning is at the centre of many institutions’ business continuity plans. This also means that many of our ASCILITE colleagues are inherently involved in institutional efforts to support academics and students in their transition to online learning. In this ASCILITE Live! session, we heard from some of our colleagues about the responses at their institutions and what the ASCILITE membership can do to support these efforts and one another.
- Mrs Hazel Jones, Learning & Teaching Consultant, Griffith University and representative of the ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG
- Mrs Audrea Warner, Lecturer, University of Auckland and representative of the ASCILITE Business Education SIG
- Mrs Wendy Taleo, Learning Technologist, Charles Darwin University and representative of the ASCILITE TELedvisors SIG
- Dr Henk Huijser, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology and representative of the ASCILITE TELedvisors SIG
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/KLVv7_PWchk
Weathering the Storm: Higher Education, Crisis, and Technology Enhanced Learning, 25 March 2020
Abstract: Technology-enhanced learning as an approach to institutional crises like COVID-19 is not a new approach. Hurricane Katrina, the Christchurch earthquakes, SARS, and the H1N1 (swine flu) similarly disrupted tertiary education and challenged institutions to develop business continuity strategies. In this special session, our international panel discussed the challenges posed by pandemics and natural disasters, how they addressed the challenge and the lessons learnt.
- Dr Nicola Dabner, Senior Lecturer, College of Education, Health & Human Development, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Dr Goh Moh Heng, President of BCM Institute and Managing Director of GMH Continuity Architects, Singapore
- Dr Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovation in Undergraduate Education, University of Toronto, Canada
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/aAG4uLPeiAA
Latest Blog Posts from TELall
We have two new blog posts on the ASCILITE TELall blog site for you. If these posts are of interest, you may wish to subscribe and have notifications sent directly to your inbox.
Professional learning for learning analytics: what can we learn and adapt in response to current events?
In this blog post, the authors; Linda Corrin, Hazel Jones, Srecko Joksimovic and Cassandra Colvin (ASCILITE Learning Analytics Special Interest Group), discuss the importance of professional learning for teaching staff and the role of learning analytics in light of recent responses to COVID-19 by universities around the world and the moves many are making to increase their online offerings.
When ICT 5.0 meets COVID-19: Are we ready for Flexible Teaching & Learning?
This blog post, written by Dr Kwong Nui Sim (Lecturer/Academic Developer at the Victoria University of Wellington), our author reflects on the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) in flexible teaching and flexible learning and asks whether our digital activities are sufficient to capture the essence of flexible teaching and flexible learning.
Extended Call-out for Proposals to Host the 2021, 2022 or 2023 ASCILITE Conference
The call-out for proposals to host the 2021, 2022 and 2023 ASCILITE Conferences has been extended from 6 April 2020 to 15 June 2020. The call-out is for expressions of interest from institutions that may be interested in forming a conference organizing committee to host the 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. They also provide a forum for the presentation of refereed papers, short concise papers, symposiums, posters and workshops. The conferences also provide memorable opportunities for social interaction and networking.
There are a number of expectations of conference organizing committee proposals and conference planning, including:
- Justification for the conference location and a brief explanation as to why the proposed venue would attract delegates.
- Identification of strategies for marketing and attracting 300 – 400 delegates to the conference.
- Ongoing communication and collaboration with the ASCILITE Executive.
Potential conference organizers should read the ASCILITE Hosting Proposal Guidelines, and review the Hosting Proforma and then contact the ASCILITE Secretariat (Andre Colbert) or the ASCILITE President (Chris Campbell) with any questions.
The 2020 conference is being hosted by the University of New England with discussions currently underway to consider offering a virtual conference in lieu of a face-to-face event at UNE in Armidale.
Immersive Learning Research Network 2020 Conference – Fully online and in virtual reality
The 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2020) will be an innovative and interactive virtual gathering for a global network of researchers and practitioners collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of XR and immersive technologies for learning. This scholarly event focusing on the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies to support learners and learning will now be held fully online and in virtual reality. The conference is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Education Society with proceedings to be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to 19 April 2020 and you will find the Call for Papers/Proposals here while details of specific submission types and submission templates are available at the following links:
- Academic work-in-progress papers/posters
- Practitioner presentations/posters
- Special Sessions
- Panel sessions
Contributions are also being accepted for the 2020 Immersive Learning Project Showcase.
Call for Papers – ICERI2020 (13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation)
Full details of ICERI are available here and the conference will be held on the 9 – 11 November 2020 in Seville (Spain). The deadline for abstract submissions is 16 July 2020 and abstracts should be submitted online here.
After 13 years, ICERI has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists. Every year, ICERI brings together over 800 delegates from 80 different countries.
It aims to provide an ideal opportunity to present projects and T&L experiences to an international audience and to offer participants an overview of the current situation of education and new learning technologies.
ICERI2020 Proceedings will be reviewed for their inclusion in the Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation Index). Previous editions are already indexed. Also, a DOI number will be assigned to each accepted paper.