Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education



Our ASCILITE President Michael Cowling was named influencer of the month by Future Campus (read more here).

One of our long standing members Amanda White (Business Education SIG co-leader and WiAL / CMP mentor) was awarded the OAM for her service to tertiary education (read more here).

EOI invited in ASCILITE’s 2024 CMP/Women in Professional Leadership  Programs

Applications (EOI) in the 2024 CMP/WiPL are now being accepted and are due by 3rd March 2024 (Sunday). Both potential mentors and mentees are required to submit an EOI to express interest in the program and the successful applicants for CMP will be matched with a mentor or mentee in the week of 11th March 2024. Matching for WiPL will take place after the initial webinars.  The ASCILITE CMP has been operating since 2003 and over 200 members having taken part to date. The program is recognised by members for its value in coaching, facilitating and networking for both mentors and mentees. It aims to provide mentoring opportunities across a number of fields including educational technology, academic development, learning development, faculty education, early career research, graphic design and programming. Applications for mentors or mentees could be completed via this form.

Following feedback from our 2023 participants, Women in Professional Leadership (WiPL) program will become a two year, standalone program that will have more of a focus on professional development and networking, for mentees and mentors, in the initial months, followed by small group or 1-1 mentoring. The aim of WiPL is to provide opportunities for women in learning design, educational technology and similar roles at HEW 7 or above to receive mentoring and support in developing relevant leadership skills and confidence to support them to further their careers. Mentors in this program will be drawn from staff in professional roles at HEW 8 and above and industry partners/consultants with sustained experience in these types of roles. Details of the revised program, which will be coordinated by Dr Hazel Jones, are currently being finalised and will be added to the website in coming weeks. Applications are welcomed from potential mentees and mentors via this form and close on 3rd March 2024 (Sunday).

A combined informative/Q&A webinar will be held for CMP and WiPL at 1pm (Sydney time) on 28th February 2024 (Wednesday).

Anyone interested in the CMP/WiPL is welcome to attend this information session in order to learn about the programme and what it means to become a mentor or a mentee. The session will be presented by 2023 CMP members and chaired by the CMP coordinators Associate Professor Kwong Nui Sim, Dr Hazel Jones and Dr Robert Vanderburg. If you can’t make it to the info session, you can still find out about the program on the ASCILITE website and apply to nominate as a mentor or mentee in the program.

TELAS Reviewer Certification workshop (online) Feb 29 and Mar 1

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 next online TELAS Reviewer Certification Workshop is now open for registration.
Location: The workshop will be conducted fully online via Zoom.
Date: Thursday 29th February & Friday 1st March,
Time: 10am – 1.30pm (AEDT)
Cost: $250(members);  $400 (non-members – includes 12 month ASCILITE membership fee).

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

Please direct any queries and/or expressions of interest to

TELAS Reviewer Certification workshop on campus at The University of Sydney – April 12

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 next on-campus TELAS Reviewer Certification Workshop is now open for registration.
Location: The workshop will be conducted at Sydney University
Date: Friday April 12
Time: 9-4.30pm (AEDT)
Cost: $330(members);  $480 (non-members – includes 12 month ASCILITE membership fee).

Cost includes food.

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

Please direct any queries and/or expressions of interest to

Call for submissions for 2024 AJET Special Issue: Advancements in Technology-Enhanced Assessment in Tertiary Education

Guest Editors:
Daniele Agostini (University of Trento, Italy)
Alexandra Lazareva (University of Agder, Norway)
Federica Picasso (University of Trento, Italy)

Submissions due on 15th March 2024 (expected publication: October 2024)

The special issue will focus on exploring assessment methodologies specifically suited for tertiary education. By examining the intersection between emerging technologies and assessment design, this special issue will provide AJET readers with insights and inspire thoughtful reflections on the evolution of assessment strategies in the digital era. The importance of this topic lies in its ability to stimulate conversations and thoughtful reflections on how assessment practices in tertiary education are evolving, especially in the face of the latest advances in generative AI.
We are inviting evidence-based papers including theoretical contributions related to this theme, including but not limited to:

  • Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment and Feedback
  • AI-Powered Assessments
  • Games and Assessments
  • Blockchain and Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Assessment
  • Designing Inclusive Assessments
  • Submission Instructions

For more information on how to make a submission for this special issue visit:

ASCILITE Open Educational Practice (OEP) SIG Digest – February 2024

Read the latest national and international news from the OEP SIG here.

Contextualising Horizon 2024

ASCILITE’s Contextualising Horizon will kick off its 2024 workshop series later this month. Contextualising Horizon aims to identify the technologies and practices likely to be of importance to the Australasian Higher Education sector in the next 12–18 months.

The workshop series kicks off with a group exploration of the Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political (STEEP) trends impacting Australasian Higher Education. You need not be an expert in the area, and everyone is invited to contribute. The workshops are designed to surface the issues affecting the tertiary education institutions in the region through brainstorming and discussion. There will be two STEEP sessions. While the sessions will build on one another, you are encouraged to attend any one or both sessions:

Register for STEEP Session 1: Wednesday 21 February 12–2 pm AEDT
Register for STEEP Session 2: Friday 23 February 12–2 pm AEDT

In March, Contextualising Horizon will host the Technology and Practice Workshops in which we present the final STEEP trends and collectively examine the technologies and practices likely to address higher education’s challenges. There will be two sessions. Attendance at both is encouraged, but it is not required:

Register for Technology and Practice Session 1: Tuesday 19 March 12–2 pm AEDT
Register for Technology and Practice Session 2: Tuesday 26 March 12–2 pm AEDT

Contextualising Horizon is an ASCILITE initiative. Find out more and read the reports on ASCILITE’s Contextualising Horizon page.


Employment Opportunities at The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is looking for a Learning Designer (Full time fixed term) and Senior Learning Advisor (Full time) to join their Learning Design and Teaching Innovation unit.

Closing date: Tuesday 20th February 2024 5.00pm AEDT

Deakin University Postgraduate Research (DUPR) scholarship applications – Now Open!

This is your opportunity to undertake a PhD with the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) – Submit your Expression of Interest by 5pm Monday 4 March 2024

Applications for DUPR/Faculty of Arts and Education Higher Degree by Research PhD Scholarships for 2024 are now open! If you’re a domestic or international student specifically interested in the areas of assessment and/or digital learning, you can apply for a scholarship to undertake your research with CRADLE.  The successful applicant will work on a project that considers assessment and/or digital learning in higher education, and will contribute evidence to inform assessment research, policy, and practice. We welcome EOIs that align to CRADLE’s research themes, and encourage applicants to consult our list of prospective topics.

CRADLE Seminar Series. Measuring feedback literacy & feedback in doctoral studies

CRADLE are presenting two short talks offering insights from the CRADLE research theme: assessing for learning.

1. Measuring feedback literacy  – Professor Phillip Dawson
Feedback literacy is the capability to engage productively in feedback processes. Since the resurgence of interest in feedback literacy following Carless & Boud’s 2018 paper, there has been several attempts to measure feedback literacy. But can feedback literacy really be quantified? And what does attempting to measure it tell us about feedback literacy?  In this talk Prof Dawson will discuss what they have learned developing the Feedback Literacy Behaviour Scale.

2. Feedback practices within PhD supervision – Professor Margaret Bearman
Professional and personal crises are common among doctoral candidates and experiences with feedback may be part of the problem. Feedback is a process that enables university students to gauge their progress, direct their learning and participate in academic debate. In this talk Prof Bearmen presents the findings of a qualitative framework synthesis of 86 papers and draws conceptual insights and offers practical strategies, which can benefit candidates, supervisors and institutions.

When: Monday 4 March 2024
Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm (AEDT)
Where: This session will be held at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Docklands and online.
Cost: This is a free event
Register here

Turnitin is looking for collaborators in Thought Leadership

Chukwudi Ogoh from Turnitin is reaching out to explore collaborating with ASCILITE, its membership, and other interested parties. He is keenly interested in thought leadership within the higher education sector and is eager to explore potential collaborations through joint projects, and/or knowledge sharing, and/or participation in events. If you’d be interested in working with Chukwudi and Turnitin, please complete their questionnaire.

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