Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


ASCILITE Live! Webinar –  ASCILITE’s Women in Academic Leadership Initiative

Monday September 12 @ 3-4 (AEST)

Presented by A/Prof Chris Campbell, Prof Sue Gregory, Prof Petrea Redmond, A/Prof Elaine Huber.

This webinar will provide information about the Women in Academic Leadership Initiative in preparation for the next round of applications. Come along and hear about the success of the last two years and how you can get involved for 2023-2024.

The program provides mentoring opportunities for academics at levels C and D (or equivalent), with mentors from Levels D and E. The initiative brings together its members via a community approach to support each other to progress in academia. Applicants must be current members of ASCILITE and maintain their membership for the duration of the two year initiative.

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.

Full details of the initiative will be discussed at this webinar.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Webinar #5: Universal Design for Learning and Open: Towards Learning for All

16 August @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST

Dr. Surita Jhangiani, PhD & Dr. Carolee Clyne, PhD, MEd, BTech

This talk aims to introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and explain how this researched educational framework works well with the core values and ideas of Open Education. These fit together to create inclusive learning opportunities for all.

Date:  August 16, 2022
Time:  12 midday (AEST)


Reminder:  ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG Webinar: Leveraging learning analytics to promote student-teacher interactions in online and blended learning

Date and Time: Thursday 18th August 2022 – 3pm – 4pm AEST | 1pm Singapore/Hong Kong | 5pm New Zealand

This interactive session is led by Lisa-Angelique Lim, who is a postdoctoral researcher in the area of automated feedback with the Connected Intelligence Centre at the University of Technology Sydney.

This webinar continues our series on “Breaking down the complexity of learner interactions using learning analytics”. Throughout the year the LA SIG will focus on Moore’s (1989) three types of interaction (student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and student-to-content), and how these can be explored using learning analytics.

In this session, we focus on the communication of feedback as a way to foster student-teacher interactions in online and blended learning. Feedback is well-documented to be critical for students’ learning and performance in any setting – especially, feedback that is timely and personalised to students’ progress. However, challenges to implementing effective feedback processes are presented when teaching in large cohorts or cohorts where students are learning remotely. In this interactive session, we discuss how it is possible to leverage learning analytics for providing timely and personalised feedback and support to all students in both online and blended settings, to enhance learning, as well as to promote student-teacher interactions. You will also hear from teachers who have used a learning analytics feedback tool called OnTask, to scale the communication of personalised feedback and support to their students.

You can register for the webinar via this link.

To join the ASCILITE LA-SIG Teams site to participate in the ongoing conversation, please send an email to Hazel Jones

ASCILITE LD SIG Presentation – Friday 19 August 2022 (12-1pm)

How do you shift an entire Masters degree from blended, block-mode to asynchronous online over the course of one year?

19 August @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST  Free

Presentation summaryHow do you shift an entire Masters degree from blended, block-mode to asynchronous online over the course of one year?

That was the challenge posed to the academic teaching and learning design teams at UTS when the Masters of Education (Learning and Leadership) was redesigned and relaunched through 2020 and 2021. In this presentation, Course Director Amanda Lizier discusses the process the team followed, the zigs and zags along the way, and the lessons learned.

Based on our experience of developing and teaching the new subjects, and reflecting on student, industry, and stakeholder feedback throughout the process, we identified three key challenges:

  • How can we present all content and activities for a subject in an accelerated, asynchronous, online format?
  • How can we offer a high level of customisation for students?
  • How can we provide research-inspired, integrated opportunities for students to learn at the cutting edge of pedagogy, technology and industry?

Working through these challenges provided many opportunities to reflect on our own practice as educators and as learning designers. In response to these challenges, this presentation will discuss three key lessons from our experience:

  • Creating consistent learner experiences in asynchronous learning
  • Supporting personalised and customised learning
  • The importance of collective expertise within and beyond our team


Monthly open webinar Episode#4 featuring @tomworthington

26 August @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST  Free

  • August episode#4 – 26 July, (10 AEST) presented by Tom Worthington on “Designing for scale: How to use mobile devices to recruit, train and equip the extra 18,500 defence personnel”.

The ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School

We are excited to announce the 2022 Spring into Excellence Research School will be hosted by Monash University and Deakin University and held at the Deakin Downtown campus.

The dates for 2022 are the 24th – 26th October.

This three-day program includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas, as well as expert presenters for a cost of $600.00 (ASCILITE current financial members) or $750.00 (non-members, includes a 12-month membership). The Research School commences at lunchtime (day one – Monday) and finishes at around 1:00pm on day three – Wednesday.  Further details can be found here

Expressions of interest to attend the 2022 ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School are due by 23rd September 2022. Please note that there are limited places available so don’t be disappointed, register today.

EOI outcome notifications will be sent by 30th September 2022 and successful applicants will be provided with registration and payment options at that time.

If you have any further questions, please email Associate Professor Chris Campbell (ASCILITE President, Charles Sturt University).

Reminder:  ASCILITE 2022 Registration

Register for live or virtual attendance

Early Bird Registration closes: 20 Oct 2022



The editors of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) welcome expressions of interest from individuals or teams interested in guest editing a special issue of the journal in 2023.
Expressions of interest of up to 500 words should include the following information:

  1. Names and affiliations of guest editor(s), including experience and brief biographical details
  2. Proposed special issue theme, including possible topics
  3. The relevance of the theme to the scope and coverage of the journal
  4. The significance of the theme in advancing the field of educational technology in tertiary education

The expressions of interest will be reviewed by the AJET Lead Editors. Full proposals will then be requested from shortlisted EOIs.

Please email your expression of interest to by 31st August 2022.

If you have any questions about this process, please email”

Register for the 2022 Digitally Engaged Learning conference

Registration is now open for the 2022 Digitally Engaged Learning (DEL) conference running on 22 + 23 September 2022.

The DEL conference is a free and online international conference exploring teaching and learning in art and design and is a partnership between The New School: Parsons, Texas State, Penn State and UAL.

This year’s theme is Divides: Teaching, Bridging, Learning.

Learn more about this year’s theme, view our keynote speakers and register for the conference

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching: MOOC now open for S2 enrolment

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching is a free teaching induction massive open online course (MOOC). Designed for those in their first few years of university teaching, it introduces higher education learning and teaching concepts and strategies through expert-developed modules and resources. Study is self-paced in two hour modules that can be completed over a semester. The MOOC can also be used as a just in time, just for you resource and used as and when needed.

This course is just what you need if you are:

  • new to teaching
  • would like to review topics to advance your teaching, e.g. scholarly teaching
  • a sessional, contracted or continuing academic
  • interested in scoping modules for your institution’s professional development program (MOOC content is available to universities to share and adapt under a CC Attribution Share Alike license.)

The course is hosted by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) and is led by A/Prof Agnes Bosanquet (Macquarie University) and A/Prof Marina Harvey.

Enrol now – course starts 29th August 2022

Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into professional workplaces

There is considerable hype about the increasing integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into professional workplaces. We are higher education researchers interested in what actually happens in practice.

If you work in Australian health or legal or school contexts, we’d like to hear about your experiences – or lack of experience – with AI or AI-mediated technologies. Sharing your experience and/or views will help better understand how new graduates can learn to work in future AI-mediated environments.

We invite you to take 15-20 minutes out of your day and complete this survey. You can, if you like, enter your details separately for a chance to win a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

Please feel free to forward the survey link to anyone that you think might be interested.

This study has received Deakin University ethics approval (HAE-21-172).

Full survey link if required:

Position available: Learning Designer – Full Time, HEW7- Fixed term for 12 months – The University of Queensland Medical School.

We are seeking an innovative and experienced Learning Designer to provide support to the academic staff in the Medical School to design curriculum, assessments, and active and flexible pedagogies to enhance learning and teaching quality. Reporting to the Manager, MD Curriculum Design, the Learning Designer will have a rare and exciting opportunity to support the design and implementation of the new Doctor of Medicine program. The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualification in a relevant academic discipline with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; ideally in Education or Instructional Design fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. We are looking for someone with evidence of innovative approaches to designing and developing courses, activities or assessments for online, blended learning or classroom environments that promote and foster student learning, and an understanding of authentic assessment and experience in designing assessment for, of and as learning.

Further information is available on the UQ Jobs website. If you would like to discuss this role please contact Kate Sweeney (

Position available:  Learning Designer – Swinburne

Swinburne is looking for a Learning Experience Designer to join the Learning Transformations Unit (LTU). Working with a team of LX Designers on our Learning Experience Accelerator Program, this position is key to achieving Swinburne’s goals in digital transformation, through a rollout of blended learning across the institution.

Appications are open until Wednesday 24 August at 11.59pm.

For full details please refer to the Swinburne jobs website:

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