Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


ASCILITE23: Keynote announcement

The ASCILITE23 Conference Organising Committee is excited to announce our first Keynote – David White. David is the President of Association of Learning Technology and Head of Digital Education and Academic Practice at the University of Arts London.

We are also pleased to announce an extension to the call for papers until Mon 17th July.  Proposals for pre-conference workshops are still due on 2 July to allow for review prior to registration opening.  There is also still time for you to let us know if you are willing to be a reviewer for ASCILITE23.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the COC at

TELedvisors Webinar: Educational technology, student equity and the role of third space professionals

Date: 29 June, 2023
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm AEST (2pm – 3 pm NZST)

In the first part of this webinar, Zhiqiang Amos Tay shares findings from his almost completed doctoral research. With the widespread use of learning technologies in higher education, learning and teaching increasingly involves not only teaching academics but also third-space professionals, in particular learning designers. Amos examines how they understand learning technologies, which is critical to shaping the learning and teaching process. In this talk, he will share the findings from a recently published AJET paper.

In the second part, Dr Anita Wheeldon discusses her research into the comparable lived experiences of professional staff and academics. Our universities are well recognised as unique places to work that have their own, particular characteristics. The binary staffing structures of academic and professional staff manifests in two distinct lived experiences of work life. At times these differing experiences can seem confusing, frustrating, perplexing and combative. It can be hard to understand why these dynamics exist unless you have experienced both. Anita will discuss the implications of these dynamics for TELedvisors.

Zhiqiang Amos Tay is a teacher and a PhD candidate at QUT in the final stages of his research. His most recent paper was published in the latest AJET issue: Learning technology as contested terrain: Insights from teaching academics and learning designers in Australian higher education

Dr Anita Wheeldon (SFHEA) has experienced university life as both a professional staff manager and as an academic Program Director at UniSQ. Her most recent paper was published in the Higher Education QuarterlyFish-out-of-office: How managerialised university conditions make administrative knowledge inaccessible to academics

Registration for this event will be forthcoming, please watch here for details.

AJET Call for Submissions: AI in Tertiary Education: impacts for research and practice

In the recent AJET editorial mapping a research agenda for generative artificial intelligence in tertiary education (Lodge et al., 2023), we argued that tertiary education has a significant role to play in preparing students for a world in which generative AI is used in all aspects of their lives and that we will be best placed to do this if we are collecting evidence to inform decision making. As always, AJET welcomes good quality work in this area for publication to contribute to the wider conversation and help the tertiary education community respond to, challenge, and evolve along with the technology. With that in mind, the final issue of 2023 will be a themed issue about AI in tertiary education.

We are inviting evidence-informed papers that address this theme, including but not limited to:

  • Conceptual papers about the roles of generative AI in tertiary education
  • Effective and efficient use of generative AI in tertiary education
  • Support for practitioners in the use of generative AI in tertiary education
  • Innovative pedagogical approaches to the use of generative AI in tertiary education

For more, including deadline dates, please see the information here.

ASCILITE Live! Webinar – June 2023

Date: 28th June, 2023
Time: 1pm AEST

Come to an ASCILITE Live! Webinar session in June where ASCILITE 2022 Best Full Paper Award Winner Samantha Newell will discuss practical strategies for developing rapport between educators and students in fully-online, accelerated learning environments. Anyone that is involved in fully-online teaching, or is a Co-ordinator of online intensive/accelerated courses is encouraged to attend!

Register here:

Contextualising Horizon: Educational Technology and Practice Exemplars

Contextualising Horizon seeks nomination for exemplars of the 2022-2023 educational technology and practice trends. Exemplars illustrate the application of these technologies and practices across the sector. To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete the Exemplars Nomination Form by 16 June 2023.  We also encourage you to distribute the call for exemplars throughout your networks.

This year’s trends were:

  • Hybrid and Flexible Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence Literacy
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Evolution of Mobile Learning
  • Integration of Indigenous Knowledge

About the Project
Contextualising Horizon aims to identify the educational technologies and practices likely to impact the Australasian tertiary sector. The Contextualising Horizon Report brings together analysis of the trends impacting tertiary education and insights and exemplars of the significant educational technologies and practices.

Call for Contributors: Contextualising Horizon 2022-2023

ASCILITE’s Contextualising Horizon Initiative invites expressions of interest for co-authors. Section co-authors are responsible for writing a two-page analysis of one of the STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political) trends or a two-page analysis of one of the educational technology and practice trends. All writing is to take place between June and August 2023. Authors will be attributed with both a byline on their section and in the list of contributors in the authorship section of the report.

Prospective co-authors should complete the report author EOI. The form provides a detail listing of this year’s STEEP and technology and practice trends and asks for a brief statement of qualifications in the areas elected.

A virtual informational session will be held for all prospective co-authors on 27 June 2023 12:00-12:50pm AEST. Register for the author webinar. If you cannot attend live, please email the to request the recording.

Save the date for the 2023 ASCILITE Research School

Date: 23rd-25th October, Hosted by Charles Sturt University, Canberra

More information can be gained from the website.

Put this date in your diary and keep an eye out for the EOI.

TELAS Reviewer Certification workshop (online) 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 next TELAS Reviewer Certification Workshop is now open for registration.

Location: The workshop will be conducted fully online via Zoom.
Date: Thursday 27th July & Friday 28th July,
Time:  10-1:30pm AEST
Cost (ex GST): $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


Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC Semester 2

The Semester 1 MOOC saw 893 registrations. If your colleagues missed out then Semester 2, 2023 enrolments have opened for the Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC. There are 24 modules to choose from!

You can choose which modules you explore and when, but we recommend one of the four pathways: new to teaching, enhancing student learning, enhancing your teaching practice or leading learning and teaching. Study is self-paced in two-hour modules that can be completed over a semester.

MOOC content is available to universities to share and adapt under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. The course is presented under the auspices of 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 here:
Dates: 17 July 2023 – 10 December  2023

Research on biases in academic appointments – Call for participation

Kashmira Dave (University of New England) would like to invite you to participate in the research aims to explore the idea of inclusion and the impact of biases in academic appointments. The result of this research will provide insight into whether the cultural, racial and gender identity of the candidate and biases of the members of selection panels towards them influence the selection process for academic recruitment in Australian universities and thus demonstrate the aim of cultural diversity and inclusivity among academic staff and students. If you would like to participate in this research, please complete an online anonymous survey (5mins) followed up with a short interview (optional).

Kashmira is keen to have colleagues from various backgrounds such as  indigenous, people with disability, older age, people from LGBTQA+, migrant and female participate in research.

More information is available here.

If you would like further information please email:

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