Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education




Where:  Meet near the Carlton Gardens Playground.  

When:   2-4pm, 23rd October 2022

Melbourne ASCILITE Members – social meetup in Carlton Gardens 23rd October.  BYO refreshments

Wet weather alternative will be available if necessary

Select here to RSVP

ASCILITE Executive Committee Election Results

The ASCILITE Executive would like to thank all those members who took the time to cast their vote in the recent Executive Committee election.

This year, the Treasurer and four non-office bearer positions were up for election. The current Treasurer, Mark Schier (University of New England), was re-elected unopposed.

The four non-office bearer positions were taken up by Sandy Barker (University of South Australia), Thom Cochrane (The University of Melbourne), and Petrea Redmond (University of Southern Queensland).  Sandy has already been serving on the committee since 2019 filling a casual vacancy. Thom has been an elected member since 2018 and Petrea was initially elected in 2020.

Dr Robert Vanderburg (Central Queensland University) will be joining the committee for the first time as a non-office bearer. Robert is a senior lecturer in the School of Education with over 20 years of experience in Higher Education. Robert has been a member of ASCILITE for a number of years.

Sadly, the Executive will be losing two committee members this year. David Porter (UOW) who has headed up ASCILITE’s new podcast series and has been instrumental in the Contextualising Horizon project has completed his secondment onto the Executive. Lisa Jacka (USQ) will also leave the Executive after serving a one year term. Lisa worked well with the social media team, particularly producing the fabulous images that have been used over the past twelve months and also organised the Webinar series this year. We wish both David and Lisa all the best for their future endeavours.

Profiles of the Executive Committee members may be found on the ASCILITE website here.

Congratulations to all those who were elected to the committee!

Expressions of Interest for ASCILITE’s 2023-2024 Women in Academic Leadership

Due: 28th October 2022

Applications for ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership initiative 2023-2024, are now being accepted via Expressions of Interest, and are due before the28th October.

* Note that all mentee applicants must be a current member of ASCILITE and for the duration of the initiative which runs for 2 years.

ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership aims to provide mentoring opportunities for academics at Levels C or D (or equivalent), with mentors from Level D or E.

This initiative will bring together its members via a community approach to support each other to progress in academia.

The benefits of participation in the initiative include: 

  • Tips and advice on academic promotion from members;
  • Seminars for mentoring on relevant topics suggested by the cohort;
  • Expansion of skills, knowledge and experience such as communication, leadership, storytelling, visibility and strategic planning; and
  • Opportunity for networking and to create contacts outside of the individual’s own workplace.

Application Process 

Expressions of Interest are invited from ASCILITE members who wish to become a mentee or a mentor. This is a competitive process and successful mentees are matched with other mentees and mentors who have expertise in applicable areas.

Full details of the initiative and a link to the application forms are available here.

2022 ASCILITE Awards Open for Nominations

Nominations close 18 October 2022

Each year, ASCILITE members are invited to apply or nominate for the ASCILITE awards and to consider nominations that they believe meet the criteria set for each award. The four award categories available to members in 2022 are as follows:

  • Innovation Award
    • 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 into” teaching and learning in the tertiary sector.
  • Emerging Scholar Award
    • Has made a noteworthy contribution in the exemplary use of ore research into technologies for learning and teaching in tertiary education
  • Community Fellow Award
    • Recognise the outstanding contributions of individual ASCILITE members in the exemplary building of connections in the wider community and into the ASCILITE community.
  • Life Member Award
    • A prestigious award that recognizes the significant service and/or sustained contribution of an ASCILITE member to the Society
  • Student Bursary Award
    • Available to full-time PhD/EdD or equivalent students

For further information on each award, refer to the specific award criteria and nomination form on the ASCILITE website.

Call for Applications in the 2022 – 2023 D2L / ASCILITE Research Grants

Close 27th October 2022

ASCILITE is pleased to continue its partnership with D2L and to now open the call for 2022 – 2023 Research/Scholarship grant applications.

The D2L / ASCILITE grants are only available to ASCILITE members. A maximum funding of $5,000 will be made available per project although it is possible that less funding may be made available per project in order to fund a higher number of projects. D2L contributes $5,000 per year with ASCILITE contributing the balance of $5,000. Funding was made available in 2021 – 2022 and is now available for 2022 – 2023.

Grant applicants have one year to complete their projects with a final report due in March of the following year.

Research/scholarship grants that involve more than one university are encouraged.

At least one member of the research team must be an Early Career Researcher (within five years of PhD or equivalent completion).

Full details of the grants, including eligibility criteria and an application form can be found on the ASCILITE website here.

Learning Design SIG October webinar:  The ACAD framework: Core ideas and recent developments

21 October @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEDT

Speaker: Lucila Carvalho

Joining link:

Abstract: The Activity-Centred Analysis and Design (ACAD) Framework is an analytical tool, created to help educators and researchers understand and improve the design of complex learning situations. ACAD highlights design structures at two distinct moments: (i) ‘design time’ – which accounts for the advanced planning that occurs as an educator selects tasks, tools, and complementary social arrangements to support a specific learning scenario; and (ii) ‘learning time’ or what happens as a learning activity unfolds. In this presentation Lucila Carvalho will introduce key ideas connected to the ACAD Framework and discuss the application of these analytical ideas by educational researchers and designers across universities and school contexts

New TELall Blog:   ‘Learning design, work integrated learning and microcredentials: Making it all fit.’

In this post, by Dr Keith Heggart (early career researcher from University of Technology, Sydney) talks about the challenges of learning about learning design Read more

ASCILITE 2022 Conference Registration Update

Early Bird Registration extended to 29th October 2022

Earlybird registration has been extended to 29th October to allow more time for registration with workshop details now available which will be added to the registration portal shortly.  Delegates who have already registered will receive an email once workshops are available for purchase.

In-person registration will close on 24th November for catering purposes as mentioned in the previous bulletin.  Virtual registration will close on 2nd December.

All options for registration are available on the conference website.

The social events programme has been added (

SIGs may have their own social events added on request.

Please follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute happenings.


2023 THETA Conference – Call for abstract submissions

Deadline for all submissions: 1st November 2022 – 11:59pm (AEDT)

Be a part of the higher education technology agenda! This is your last chance to submit an abstract to present at THETA 2023.  Click here for more information about the conference.

There is so much exciting and innovative work happening across the sector and THETA is a premier opportunity to showcase your work.

If you’ve been making waves through the innovative use of technology, we want to hear from you.

Review the submission guidelines and make your submission by 01 November 2022.

2022 Australasian Learning Analytics Summer Institute – Call for proposals

Deadline for all submissions: 20th October 2022 – 11:59pm (AEDT)

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI22) will be held face-to-face, in Sydney! After a 2-year hiatus, it will be fantastic to connect with each other again, welcome new people into the community, and to share our know-how and know-who to build the Learning Analytics community’s capability.

ALASI has been timed to follow immediately after ASCILITE 2022 at University of Sydney. So, if you’re attending the ASCILITE conference, just add an extra 2 nights on, and walk down the road to UTS.

When: Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2022

Where: University of Technology Sydney

We are excited to be coming together physically for a program of active sessions that make the most of these in-person opportunities to connect, network, and share. With that in mind, we are calling for proposals from groups or individuals for two main session formats:

  1. interactive sessions, and
  2. show and tell sessions.

For more details and templates for the proposals please visit:

Institutional Members