Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Fortnightly Bulletin, 20 January 2014



  1. AJET Issue 29(6) Now Published
  2. 2013 Conference Photos
  3. Community Mentoring Program – Open for Applications


  1. Curriculum Designer (Student Success), LaTrobe
  2. ALT News Digest 290


1.  AJET Issue 29(6) Now Published

We are pleased to advise that the sixth and final issue of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology for 2013 was recently published on 23 December 2013.

The editorial for AJET Issue 29(6) and the articles it contains are available from this link:

Please feel free to circulate this link and promote the new issue of the journal among your networks.

As always we would like to thank our team of Associate Editors, Helen Farley, Robert Fitzgerald, Michael Henderson, Terry Judd, Lori Lockyer, Timothy Teo, Shirley Agostinho, and Eva Heinrich and Lina Markauskaite and our Layout and Copy Editor, Tom Petrovic.

We would also like to acknowledge the authors for their contributions to AJET and for the support we received from them in preparing papers for this issue.

Gregor Kennedy, Sue Bennett, Barney Dalgarno.
Lead Editors, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

2. 2013 Conference photos

Please enjoy this selection of photos from the 2013 ascilite conference held in early December.

3. Community Mentoring Program – Open for Applications

The ascilite Community Mentoring Program aims to provide mentoring opportunities across a number of fields including technical, academic development, learning development, faculty academics and early career researchers, graphic designers, and programmers. The program has been operational since 2003 with approximately 90 members having taken part to date.

We define mentoring as collaboration between ascilite members for the purpose of achieving an agreed goal through dialogue, action and reflection. The focus of these collaborations can be across a number of areas including:

  • Academic practice
  • Early career research
  • Teaching innovations
  • Learning design
  • Graphic design
  • Programming

Purpose of the Program

The ascilite Community Mentoring Program seeks to involve participants in a professional mentoring relationship built between learners (the mentees) and experienced practitioners (the mentors). Whilst the new learners may be experienced in some areas of educational technologies, the ascilite Community Mentoring Program is a vehicle for enhancement of specific knowledge, skills or capacities in an area of developing expertise.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest (Applications) is 21 February 2014.

Full details are available on the ascilite website.


1.  Curriculum Designer (Student Success), LaTrobe University

  • Opportunity to address student attrition rates through curriculum re-design and academic development
  • Full-time, fixed term appointment for three years
  • $98,767 – $113,883 per annum (Level C) + up to 17% Superannuation contribution

La Trobe Learning and Teaching (LTLT) supports and assists La Trobe University's academic staff and managers in promoting effective, high quality student learning and academic success.

The position

A unique opportunity has arisen for an accomplished and passionate academic to positively impact student attrition, student feedback and/or failure rates through curriculum re-design and academic development. You will undertake an integral role in improving student retention, engagement and success through the provision of expert advice to academic staff on curriculum design, assessment, and evaluation.

In addition to this you will:

  • Design and deliver curricula, resources and materials aimed to improve student retention;
  • Act as a consultant to other staff and assist them in resolving teaching and learning issues; and
  • Contribute to the organisation and promotion of LTLT's professional development programs.

The candidate

You will be PhD qualified (or possess equivalent qualifications or research experience) with a proven record of achievement in curriculum and academic staff development. Your excellent face-to-face presentation and communication skills together with your demonstrated record of scholarship in learning and teaching will see you be successful in this role.

Closing date: Sunday 2 February 2014 (11:55pm) Position Enquiries: Darren Morellato, Recruitment Advisor on 03 9479 1622 For a position description and to apply please visit Please address the Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application. This position is open to people with valid full-time working rights in Australia.

2.  ALT News Digest 290

Association for Learning Technology Fortnightly News Digest 290 was issued on 10 January 2014.

ALT's journal – Research in Learning Technology is open access. Articles from the past 20 years are available here.

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