Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education



2022 ASCILITE Awards Open for Nominations

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 five award categories available to members in 2022 are as follows:

  • Innovation Award
  • Emerging Scholar Award
  • Community Fellow Award
  • Life Member Award
  • Student Bursary Award

Innovation Award

The ASCILITE Innovation Award, first introduced in 2011, 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. Applications for this award are likely to include:

  • Innovative solutions which promote the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
  • Product development projects which promote the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
  • Large-scale implementation initiatives which promote the innovative, exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
  • Major professional development initiatives which promote the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.

Emerging Scholar Award

Nominations for the ASCILITE Emerging Scholar Award will be assessed on merit by a sub-committee of the ASCILITE Executive.   The following criteria guides 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 ASCILITE Community Fellow Award aims to recognise the outstanding contributions of individual ASCILITE members in the exemplary building of connections in the wider community and into the ASCILITE community. 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.

Life Member Award

An ASCILITE Life Member Award is a prestigious award that recognizes the significant service and/or sustained contribution of an ASCILITE 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.

Student Bursary Award

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.

Further Information

For further information on each award, refer to the specific award criteria and nomination form on the ASCILITE website.  The closing date for nominations is 14 October 2022.

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

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.

Title: Empowering learners in a world of AI

Facilitator:  Lisa Jacka

Thursday 6th Oct 2022, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm ACDT

This program will explore the role of universities in preparing learners for the world of AI with thought leaders in the AI development space. It will also showcase innovative Case Studies from Innovative EdTech companies creating impact with their users.
Join us for an in-conversation on the significance of learners in today’s world being empowered to understand and utilise AI. Graduates need to be prepared to enter the workforce equipped to harness digital, with AI literacy becoming an increasingly important skill in graduates. This program will explore creating graduates that are prepared for the interconnected, fast-changing world saturated with technological devices and big data.

This session will unpack

  • What are the capabilities that people need in a world of AI?
  • How can these capabilities be conceptualised and integrated into the curriculum for learners?
  • How do we empower learners in AI literacy, so enable them to safeguard the capability of the technology?


·      George Siemens the Professor and Director: Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning | UniSA
·      Sarah Howard the Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in Education Lead, SMART Education | UOW

Register for the upcoming Showcase program:

LDSIG webinar: Curriculum Futures: Situational Factors in Learning Design Framework

Thursday, 15 September, 4pm AEST (Thursday, 15 September, 7am, UK time).

Speaker:  Ms Danielle Hinton, Educational Developer, Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi), University of Birmingham

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When designing or redesigning learning, whether small scale (course sections), medium (a course, module or MOOC) or large scale (programme or MOOC) the first step needs to be a careful review of the situational factors that may affect your key decisions. You will be introduced to the University of Birmingham’s Situational Factors in Learning Design Framework, the thinking behind its development explore some of the eight situational lenses (Students, Staffing, Subject, Sequencing, Space, Scene, Standards and Scholarship).

 #ASCILITEMLSIG Webinar 16th September: Developing Web-Based (English) Learning Applications: Principles and Practice presented by Paul Raine

16 September @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST

Thursday, 15 September, 4pm AEST (Thursday, 15 September, 7am, UK time).

In this presentation, the developer of the ZenGengo platform for language teachers and learners will introduce and demonstrate the site. Attendees will learn how to use ZenGengo to create and administer digital language lessons that correspond with each of Paul Nation’s “Four Strands” framework, namely Comprehensible Input, Meaningful Output, Focus on Form, and Fluency Practice. Attendees will be empowered to deliver effective and engaging lessons in any context, including hybrid, blended, online, and face-to-face.

New TELall Blog Post

Student engagement and lurking, are these mutually exclusive?

In this post, By Dr Robyn Brunton (Senior Lecturer Psychology, School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University) discusses the use of discussion forums and perceived lack of engagement by students.
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Reminder:  ASCILITE 2022 Registration

Register for live or virtual attendance

Early Bird Registration closes: 20 Oct 2022

Invited speakers from around the world to share their vision and passion for reconnecting relationships through technology including:

  • Dr Ella Kahu:  Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.  She will be discussing Using technology to build relationships and foster student engagement.
  • Professor Peter Felten:  Professor of history, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University (U.S.).  He will be discussing Using educational technologies to create relationships that enable student learning and thriving.
  • Professor Dominique Parrish:  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at Macquarie University and ASCILITE life member.  She will be discussing Rebuilding Connections: The value and purpose of connections and the role technology and emotional intelligence can play

Reminder:  Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee

Current ASCILITE financial members are invited to stand for election to the ASCILITE Executive Committee and the closing date for nominations is the 20 September 2022.

You will find details of current Executive Members here and a summary of Executive roles and the work of the Executive is outlined in the document Prospective Executive Committee Member Information.

For further information on the work of the Society or the Executive Committee please contact the President, Vice-President or any Executive Committee member. Committee members will be happy to answer your questions by phone or email.

The Call for Nominations is open to all financial members from 29 August to 20 September 2022 and voting will be open to all financial members from 22 September to 10 October 2022. Members will be sent candidate information with an online voting link on 22 September and the results of this ballot will be announced at the ASCILITE Annual General Meeting at ASCILITE 2022.

You will find further details of the election schedule, positions available and nomination forms on the ASCILITE website here.


2022 Australasian Learning Analytics Summer Institute – Call for proposals

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.

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

For more details and templates for the proposals please visit:

Charles Sturt University Recruitment Announcement

Senior Learning Resource Officer

Full Time, Continuing and Fixed Term (up to 2 years) positions available. Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga

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