Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


ASCILITE 2019 Conference registration opens

The 2019 conference organizing team is pleased to announce that Early Bird registration is now open for the conference here.

The conference team is working hard to finalize an exciting 2019 conference program and has confirmed several Keynote speakers to date including Emeritus Professor Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology from the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK and Professor Koh Hian Chye, Professor and Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Conference highlights will include:

  • Keynote talks by distinguished speakers
  • Choice of six exciting conference themes
  • Experimental workshops and poster displays
  • Conference dinner and dance
  • NIght trip excursions to explore Singapore
  • Networking with over 300 fellow participants in the APAC region

A conference twitter handle will be up and running in the next few weeks and you will be invited to connect so that you don’t miss any of the latest developments.

Final Call for Papers: ASCILITE 2019

The ASCILITE 2019 Conference Organizing Committee would like to remind you that contributions describing critical perspectives on the use of educational technology under the themes and submission types outlined on the conference website here are due 26 July 2019. All submissions must be made via EasyChair. If you have any queries, please email the conference organisers.

eAssessment SIG Webinar – Making technology enhanced assessment effective: what works?

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 July, 5pm AEST

This session is a joint post-conference panel webinar organised with the Assessment in Higher Education conference secretariat.  The Panel Chair will be Prof Sally Jordan (Open university, UK) and panel presenters are Mira Vogel (King’s College London) on “Students and assessors in conversation about authentic multi-modal assessment”. along with Maria Rosaria Marsico (University of Exeter) on “Online tools to enhance students experience: assessment.

For further information and to register visit the SIG website.

TELedvisors SIG Webinar – The EdTech Shark Tank

Date & time: Thursday 25 July, 12 noon (AEST)

Join Teledvisors as they try something a little different for this months webinar. There will be featured demonstrations from 2 new nearly ready startups in the Australian Education Technology space and advice from the audience of expert learning designers, education technologists and academics about these tools.

The sharks might bite, they might buy. What are the products? You’ll have to come and see.

You can join the session at:

ASCILITE Live! Webinar – A multidisciplinary approach to embedding digital literacy across the curricula

Date & Time: Monday 29 July, 12pm AEST. You will find your local time zone here

The Professional Literacy Suite (PLS) is a set of three embedded digital literacy modules developed to translate Deakin University’s Graduate Learning Outcome of Digital Literacy and support employability. The PLS is the first suite of online digital and professional literacy modules created at a course wide level at Deakin University. Digital literacy and employability skills were identified as educational skill gaps as part of a key Business course renewal.

This session will give an overview of the PLS an how the multidisciplinary project team implemented and scaffolded the suite across the course. Participants will have the opportunity to see how the modules are embedded within the student Learning Management System, interact with the modules themselves and consider how it may be applied at their own institutions.

This project was awarded the 2018 ASCILITE Innovation Award in recognition of outstanding innovation in the development of the Professional Literacy Suite, as the project lead.

Further information and registration is available here.


Job Vacancy: Educational Media Producer, UTS

  • Fun, collaborative team
  • Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML)
  • Base salary Range: $80,809 – $87,496 p.a. (HEW6)
  • 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
  • Full-time role

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

We are seeking a proactive, customer-focussed Educational Media Producer to provide guidance, support and advice to teaching staff in the production of multimedia resources for student learning experiences, and to support the design and build of their online learning environments.

About the Role
UTS aims to engage students in a seamless blend of online and face-to-face learning experiences that realise the potential of integrating the creative use of new technologies with face-to-face learning in new campus spaces and with learning in the workplace and community.

As part of a team in the UTS LX.lab you will manage all aspects of small-scale video productions for learning and teaching and collaborate effectively with academics to design videos, understanding and interpreting their learning and teaching needs.  You will produce a range of multimedia resources including welcome videos, concept videos, flipped lectures and screen recordings, both for learning and teaching projects and to support academics’ professional learning.

You will play a large role in building our academics’ media literacy by providing practical guidance on scoping, filming and editing their own videos for use in learning and teaching via training sessions and 1-1 support.

At times you will also support academics in the building and maintenance of their online learning environments, supporting a diverse range of technologies that encourage online student interaction and participation.

About You
As this is a frontline support role, your strong client focus and ability to build and maintain client relationships will be key to your success.  You will be a strong advocate for the use of multi-media in learning and teaching and comfortable interacting with learning management systems, preferably Canvas.

You will also have:

  • Strong technical skills across all aspects of the video and related media production process
  • Knowledge of educational multimedia best practice and accessibility requirements relating to multimedia
  • Experience working with academics and learning technologies in an educational environment
  • Experience in leading small scale end to end video productions, from pre-production to screen
  • Experience using SLR and DSLR cameras, lighting and sound equipment to produce videos
  • Significant experience with professional video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click apply and download the Position Description form the UTS website.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 18 months.

How to Apply
You are required to provide a response the following selection criteria in your application in a separate document:

  1. Knowledge of educational multimedia best practice and accessibility requirements relating to multimedia
  2. Experience working with academics and learning technologies in an educational environment
  3. Experience in leading small scale end to end video productions, from pre-production to screen.

For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC136175. Enquiries regarding the roles may be directed to Phil Betts at

Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to the Julie Small via email o by phone on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080. The closing date is 2 weeks at 11.59pm (AEST).

Registration is open for the ALT Annual Conference (UK)

Registration for the 2019 ALT Annual Conference 2019 – Data, Dialogue, Doing, taking place 3–5 September 2019 at the University of Edinburgh closed on 9 July. ALT has an exciting keynote line up and a packed program. This year’s event will see the first meeting of the newly established Members Assembly and the second annual CMALT Ceremony, where we will be celebrating all new Certified Members alongside the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards. You can register now on the ALT website here.

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