Extended closing date for 2019 ASCILITE Award Nominations
This is a reminder that ASCILITE members are invited to apply or nominate for any of the five ASCILITE awards available. The extended closing date for nominations is now 16 October 2019. Winners will be announced at the ASCILITE 2019 Conference. For full details on each award and their nomination forms, visit the ASCILITE website here.
The ASCILITE Innovation Award was introduced in 2011 as the “Innovation & Excellence” award. It celebrates work undertaken by an individual or team of people in support of the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education. Innovation is defined as a new idea, device or process. It is something original that breaks new ground in teaching and learning.
Emerging Scholar Award
The following criteria will guide the assessment of this award:
- Has made a noteworthy contribution in the exemplary use of technologies for learning and teaching in tertiary education in one of the categories referred to in the award criteria document; and/or
- Has made a noteworthy contribution to exemplary research into technologies for learning and teaching in tertiary education in one of the referred to in the award criteria document; and
- Through their contributions has promoted the strategic vision, mission and goals of ASCILITE.
Community Fellow Award
The nature of these contributions should cover one or more of the following categories:
- Works within the community to develop professional leadership in the development, application or implementation of exemplary technology-related projects for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
- Encourages and supports the exemplary use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education within the community.
- Encourages innovations in practice in the exemplary use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
- Participates and initiates discussion in the use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education in the wider community.
Up to three Student Bursaries in the amount of $1,000 each are available to full-time PhD/EdD or equivalent students. Winners receive a $1,000 bursary to attend the ASCILITE conference and a one year student membership in ASCILITE along with the remaining funds to be put towards accommodation or travel assistance to attend the conference. Winners are included in the ASCILITE conference awards ceremony and their submissions are available on the ASCILITE website.
An ASCILITE Life Member Award is a prestigious award that recognises the significant service and/or sustained contribution of a member to the Society. Life Member Awards are the highest recognition of achievement made by ASCILITE. This award is made only when an appropriate candidate meets the criteria. This means that the award may not be presented every year. Life members do not pay membership fees.
For full details on each award and their nomination forms, visit the ASCILITE website here.
ASCILITE 2019 Conference Earlybird registration ends soon
The closing date for Early Bird registration at the ASCILITE 2019 conference ends on 21 October so be sure to register soon for one of the best TEL conferences in the annual calendar to be hosted by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). Keynote presenters include Emeritus Professor Mike Sharples (Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK), Professor Koh Hian Chye (Professor and Director Business Intelligence & Analytics, Singapore University of Social Sciences) and Professor Sandy Cook (Senior Associate Dean Duke-NUS Medical School). SUSS is in the process of finalizing the conference program which will be published shortly.
Find-out more about the conference at http://2019conference.ascilite.org/index.html.
Final call for Nominations to the Executive Committee
Current ASCILITE financial members are invited to stand for election to the ASCILITE Executive Committee. The Call for Nominations is open to all financial members until 9 October 2019 and voting will be open to all financial members from 11 October to 24 October 2019.
You will find full details of the election schedule, positions available, work of the Executive Committee and nomination forms on the ASCILITE website here.
The Flipped Classroom: A Blended Learning Model, Griffith University 18 – 19 Oct 2019
You are invited to take a look at the conference program and attend the longest standing flipped learning conference in Australia which takes place at Griffith University’s Southbank Campus in Brisbane on 18 – 19 October 2019.
One of the many highlights of the conference will be a Keynote from Dr Tracey Muir, Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania on Friday 18 October entitled “It’s more than the videos: A look at the factors that influence students’ uptake of flipped learning”. The detailed program is available online here.
Dr Muir’s keynote will look at why flipped learning is becoming increasingly popular and how much we know about what motivates students to engage with the approach. What affordances does the approach offer beyond what we would consider as good teaching practice? How dependent is the success of the approach on having a dedicated and committed teacher? In this presentation, Dr Muir will share the key findings from her research with a particular focus on the perceptions of the students and teachers involved. While the research was situated primarily in secondary mathematics classrooms, the findings have implications for all educators who are either currently implementing the approach or looking to adopt it in the future.
Visit the conference website here to find out more and to register.