Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


TELAS face-to-face workshop coming up

The Technology Enhanced Learning Accreditation Standards (TELAS) are a set of internationally benchmarked standards designed to assess the quality of online learning, particularly in relation to the tertiary sector. They provide institutions with the means to assess and evaluate the affordances of their online learning environments and thereby guide quality enhancements.

The first TELAS Reviewer Certification Workshop of 2023 is now open for registration.
Location: The workshop will be conducted at The University of Sydney.
Date: Thursday 27th April,
Time:  9-4.30pm AEDT
Cost (Ex GST): $250(members);  $400 (non-members – includes 12 month ASCILITE membership fee).

For further details and to register, visit the TELAS website here.

Please direct any queries and/or expressions of interest to

Reminder: Call for Papers and Reviewers now open for ASCILITE 2023

ASCILITE 2023 is taking place on 3 – 6 December 2023 hosted by the University of Canterbury at the iconic Te Pae Conference Center, 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 opens 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.

ASCILITE Live! Webinar – April 27 2023: Developing a holistic university retention program

Come to an ASCILITE Live! Webinar session in April where ASCILITE 2022 Innovation Award Winners Kelly Linden, Neil Van der Ploeg, Sarah Terkel, & Noelia Roman will speak about their approaches to retention at Charles Sturt University. Anyone with an interest in student support, student excellence, or just keeping students around is encouraged to attend!

Date: 27th April 2023
Time: 12 noon AEST
Register here:

Update on the ASCILITE MS Teams migration

Late last week the migration to the new ASCILITE Teams tenancy ( hit a snag relating to the provisioning of users into the new service. We have followed up with Microsoft support to hopefully overcome the issue.

To ensure that no data is lost if the existing tenancy becomes unavailable on the 12th we would encourage you to save any critical documents from the Files section of your team to your local PC (or another cloud based service). if you need/want to save the posts and chats these need to be cut and pasted into a static document.

If you have an account on the existing tenancy, please expect a notification from the new tenancy later this week.

We apologise for any inconvenience the migration is causing. If you have any queries please email the secretariat.

TELAS Learning Package Accreditation is now open

The Technology Enhanced Learning Accreditation Standards (TELAS) are a set of internationally benchmarked standards designed to assess the quality of online learning, particularly in relation to the tertiary sector. TELAS provides institutions with the means to assess and evaluate the affordances of their online learning environments and thereby guide quality enhancements. While the framework is available freely here, the ASCILITE Executive is pleased to announce that calls for TELAS learning package accreditation are now open. Each learning package submitted will be peer reviewed by our certified reviewers at the introductory price of $695 per package.

For more details see

Please contact to express your interest.

Recording: Designs for our times: adapting assessment in an AI context. Educator panel session.

ASCILITE TELedvisors SIGLearning Design SIG and Transforming Assessment held a very successful joint panel session on the 5th of April.

Information about the session and the recording is available here.

Applications to host the ASCILITE 2024-2025 Conference

We are still seeking expressions of interest from potential conference organising committees to host the 2024 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. Conferences provide a forum for the presentation of refereed papers, short concise papers, symposiums, posters, pecha kucha and workshops. The conference also provides memorable opportunities for social interaction and networking.

There are a number of expectations of conference organising committees including:

  1. Justification for the conference location and a brief explanation as to why the venue chosen would attract delegates.
  2. Identification of strategies for marketing and attracting 450-500 delegates to the conference.
  3. Liaison and collaboration with the ASCILITE treasurer throughout the organisation of the conference particularly in relation to the budget.
  4. Ongoing communication and collaboration with the ASCILITE executive.
  5. The inclusion of an ASCILITE executive member on the conference organising committee.

If you would like to discuss hosting the conference with a member of the executive please reach out to Sandra Barker and/or Hazel Jones


CRADLE Seminar Series: Investigating productive feedback practices to facilitate student engagement and learning.

Join our Seminar to hear from two recent CRADLE PhD graduates on their research on the impact of productive feedback practices.

In this seminar CRADLE PhD graduate Dr Bianka Malecka and cotutelle with CRADLE and the University of Copenhagen graduate Dr Lasse X Jensen will present their research on feedback and its impact on learning, using learner-centred approaches and feedback encounters.

In the first talk, Bianka will present her doctoral research which sought to understand how the application of ipsative processes to feedback (comparison of student’s current performance with previous similar task) can provide learners with systematic opportunities to utilize information from others to improve the quality of their work. Bianka will synthesise the findings from four studies developed for her PhD which focused on conceptualising ipsative processes within the new paradigm of feedback.

In the second talk, Lasse will present a study that explores how students in online courses seek out, make sense of, and use feedback processes, both formal and informal. The study uses the notion of feedback encounters as an analytical lens to identify the conditions that lead to productive feedback encounters, i.e. those that have a positive impact on learning. The study argues that the impact of feedback encounters depends on the student’s willingness to engage with challenging feedback and the timing of the encounter in relation to their current tasks.

Presenters: Bianka Malecka (UNSW Global) and Lasse X Jenson (University of Copenhagen)
When: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Time: 4.00pm-5.30pm (AEST)
Where: Online
Cost: This is a free event
Register now

ALT (UK) News Digest 695

For those interested in what’s happening with technology enhanced learning in the UK, ASCILITE’s peer organisation – the Association of Learning Technologies, publishes a fortnightly News Digest. Their latest News Digest issue 695 (released 3 April 2023) is here.

Call for papers JANZSSA

Do you have good practice or research on digital technologies in student services to share with the international tertiary education community? You are invited to submit a paper to the Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association for Online First publication during 2023, and inclusion in the October JANZSSA issue.

JANZSSA provides a distinctive space for student services professionals and academics to reflect upon, and share, practice to enhance student engagement, participation, wellbeing, and success. If you haven’t published previously, initial guidance can be provided by a member of our editorial team.

For more information, visit the JANZSSA website.

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