Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


ASCILITE Live! March webinar recording now available

The recording of the March 2023 ASCILITE Live! Webinar (in collaboration with TurnItIn) talking about Generative AI, facilitated by Professor Michael Cowling from ASCILITE and Chukwudi Ogoh from TurnItIn, and with contributions from panelists Eric Wang, Mathew Hillier, Leanne Ngo, & Danielle Logan-Fleming is available on the ASCILITE YouTube Channel.

Open Educational Practice SIG: Call for case studies

On May 2nd, the OEP’s regular meeting will include a special segment to introduce a call for any known case studies relating to OEP and OER in Australian Higher Education.

Please join us to identify and share examples of open education practice and testimonials for the take up of OEP/OER.  It is proposed that the collection of case studies and testimonials will help to support a bigger “State of the Nation” report to be undertaken by the ASCILITE OEP SIG and continue to provide an evidence based case for advocacy and implementation of OEP/OER in Australia.

Alice Luetchford ( Open Education Librarian, James Cook University) will facilitate the session.

Join the conversation here.

Learning Design SIG May webinar: AI for learning design: Knowledge technologies in the hands of students and learning designers.

Date: 19th May 2023
Time: 12pm AEST
How to join:

Artificial intelligence has captured learning designers’ attention, prompted by its potential for automated essay scoring and, more recently, for essay writing. This presentation is on a different kind of AI and different uses: It is about knowledge- or meaning-based AI rather than data-based AI. After describing this difference between Knowledge Technologies (KTs) and Machine Learning, Peter will briefly explain how KTs have been used in (formal) education and e-learning. Next, two examples of how students can use KTs will be provided, illustrating two emerging patterns for KT-based assignments. Finally, Peter will discuss the potential of KTs for managing design knowledge and supporting learning designers in their work.

Speaker: Professor Peter Reimann
Peter Reimann is Professor in the Sydney University School of Education and Social Work. His research encompasses educational computing, knowledge-based learning environments, e-learning, evaluation and assessment in computer-based technologies, and research methodology. He has experience in design and evaluation of hypermedia systems, simulations environments and intelligent tutors for teaching and training, and in the evaluation of multimedia authoring programs. Peter is also a founding member of Cool Futures, a consortium of educators innovating sustainability education in Australia.

Learning Analytics SIG May webinar: How do students learn and retain new information?

Date: 11 May 2023
Time: 1pm (AEST)/3pm (NZT)
Registration: Register to attend the webinar here.

The second webinar in our new series on “How learning science can inform learning analytics” will be presented by Dr Tanya Evans – Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Auckland and Head of the Mathematics Education Unit.

Our understanding of the mechanisms involved in how students learn and retain new information has advanced substantially over the last five decades by employing mathematical modelling and experiential testing of those models. In this talk, I will demonstrate how I have used the latest research in this space in my practice to improve student learning, and how data can help us to address some of the main debates taking place in this research sphere relating to Higher Education.

TELall Blog: “Who wrote this?”

The ASCILITE executive asked AI text generator ChatGTP, to write a 500 word blog post about ASCILITE. See what ChatGPT had to say here.

How did it do? Leave your comments so we know.

Update on the migration to the new ASCILITE Teams tenancy

We are in the final stage of the migration to the new Teams tenancy (, which is the addition of users. Unfortunately, this is a manual process, and thus will take a while to complete.

We have extracted all the active user accounts from the old tenancy and members of the TELedvisors SIG have already had their accounts created on the new tenancy. The remaining accounts (including the other SIGs) will be added to the new tenancy in the next couple of weeks. So if you have an account on the old tenancy, and you have not already accepted the new account, please expect the offer of an account on the new tenancy to be emailed to you by the end of May.

If, by the end of May, you do not have an offer of an account on the new tenancy but you could like access please go here and complete the online form.

Call for Papers and Reviewers – ASCILITE 2023

ASCILITE 2023 is taking place on 3 – 6 December 2023 hosted by the University of Canterbury at the iconic Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch, NZ.  This year’s event will be designed to be fully hybrid to maximise face-to-face and online engagement and interaction.  The conference theme of “People, Partnerships and Pedagogies  focuses on the diversity of people, creating deeper partnerships and the complexity of digital.

Full details on submission types, sub-themes and presentation formats are available on the conference website call for papers. The call for papers opened on 1 April and closes on 2 July 2023.

Call for Reviewers
The 2023 Conference Organising Committee are inviting a large number of volunteers for the important work of reviewing conference submissions. The intellectual strength of ASCILITE conferences derives in part from the rigour of our peer review process and each submission will be blind reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. If you are interested in participating, you will need to sign up within our OJS system, further details on the conference website here. The call for reviewers will close on 2 July 2023.


CRADLE Seminar Series: An ecological interpretation of Hong Kong undergraduates’ perceptions of feedback literacy

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2023
Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm (AEST)

Recent discussions on student feedback literacy have been primarily conceptual and framed from the perspectives of scholars and educators. Few empirical studies have explored what and how college students conceive of student feedback literacy.

To address this gap, this research explored Hong Kong university students’ conceptions of student feedback literacy. Fifteen Bachelor of Education students were individually interviewed to elaborate on the mind maps they had drawn about student feedback literacy. The data analysis revealed that the participants depicted several feedback competencies required for students to elicit and process feedback but paid scant attention to the competencies needed to enact feedback. Meanwhile, they believed that a feedback-literate student should appreciate the value of feedback and be active, modest, and committed to the feedback process. The participants’ conceptions of student feedback literacy were ecologically influenced by Chinese cultural values, the university learning setting, their prior feedback experiences, and course learning.

The study has provided empirical evidence to support feedback literacy as an ecological agency and shed light on context- and culture-specific feedback literacy. More than this, some tentative relationships among contextual factors, individual factors, feedback competencies and dispositions have been discussed.

This presentation will be held at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Docklands and online.

Call for Proposals for ALT’s Annual Conference 2023

The Call for Proposals for ALT’s Annual Conference 2023 deadline for submissions is Monday 1 May 2023 (midnight anywhere on earth time).

The ALT Annual Conference is the UK’s foremost conference for Learning Technologists and one of the largest conferences of its kind, attracting around 500 participants each year. In 2023, we are celebrating three decades since ALT was established in 1993 with our 30th annual conference. The conference will critically examine the organisations and practices we work in through a digital lens, fostering a community of future leaders and innovators in the digital space, who come together to exchange ideas, collaborate, and drive change. Community in this context also means thinking about what expertise is needed – well beyond the educational technology and technical expertise: organisational change leadership and management, business analysis, and the student voice.

The Conference takes place 5-7 September 2023, at The Oculus, University of Warwick, UK.

HERDSA CONNECT magazine 45.1 2023 is now available

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education, their latest magazine is available for download here.

Journal of Work Applied Management: Special issue: Call for Papers

For the special issue  Leveraging the possibilities of ‘learning at scale’: Future proofing business and management education.

We are particularly interested in practical case study-based articles that demonstrate quality learning experiences in large business and management learning contexts. We also invite conceptual, empirical and viewpoint pieces.

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 2nd October2023
For questions or feedback on ideas for the special issue please contact

Guest Editors: Elaine Huber | Lynn Gribble | Yuhui Gao | Imam Baihaqi | Annemette Kjærgaard

The University of Sydney Business School | UNSW Business School | DCU Business School | Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) | Copenhagen Business School | Liverpool Business School

ICERI2023 Announcement

The ICERI2023 Organising Committee with are glad to inform you that ICERI2023 (16th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation) is already available at:

The conference will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of November 2023 in Seville (Spain).
The deadline for abstract submissions is July 13th, 2023.
Abstracts should be submitted on-line at

After 16 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 will provide the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences to an international audience. Also, it will offer participants an overview of the current situation of education and new learning technologies.

Job opportunity – Senior Academic Developer, James Cook University

Based at either JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas or JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield in Queensland.

Please note: Applicants must have working rights in Australia. Closes May 15, 2023.

Do you have a passion for enhancing the quality of student learning experiences in higher education? Are you an expert in academic and education development with a track record of managing teams and facilitating professional development workshops? If so, we want to hear from you!

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally, James Cook University (JCU) now have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Academic Developer to lead our Academic Development and Design team and enhance the quality of student learning experiences and outcomes.

Further information:

PhD Opportunity: Connectivism – Learning Design Models for Networked Learning

The University of South Australia – Australia’s University of Enterprise – is offering a contemporary project-based PhD with significant impact in our Centre for Change and Complexity. This PhD project will investigate new models of learning design, addressing how formal curriculum interacts with informal, self-directed learning in networked learning settings. With learners having greater control over their learning choices, we need to adjust designs to reflect individual autonomy and the institutional need for knowledge coherence and assessment. Open to domestic and international applicants, full-time, in-person in Adelaide.

Applications close 24 May 2023. For details visit:

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