Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


AJET Issue Vol 35 (4) 2019 Now Published

We are pleased to advise a new issue of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology for 2019 has been published. The editorial for the issue and the articles it contains are available from the AJET website. As always, we thank the wonderful team of associate editors who facilitate the reviews and author revisions.

The associate editors are Dr Thomas Donald Cochrane, CfLAT Centre for Learning And Teaching Auckland University of Technology New Zealand, New Zealand; A/Prof Linda Corrin, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Dr. Eamon Costello, National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University, Ireland; Dr Christopher E Dann, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Dr. Teresa S Foulger, Arizona State University, United States; Associate Professor Paul Gruba, University of Melbourne, Australia; Professor Judi Harris, William and Mary School of Education, United States; Dr Henk Huijser, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Associate Professor Matthew Kearney, STEM Education Futures Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)., Australia; Dr Chien-Ching Lee, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore; Associate Professor Jason M Lodge, University of Queensland, Australia; Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite, AJET Associate Editor The University of Sydney, Australia; Associate Professor Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Dr Michael Phillips, Monash University, Australia; Dr Kate Thompson, Griffith University, Australia; Professor Joke Voogt, University of Amsterdam/ Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.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.

Associate Prof. Michael Henderson, Associate Prof. Eva Heinrich and Associate Prof. Petrea Redmond, Lead Editors, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Learning Centered Analytics Special Event Workshop – Mission Possbile

– Are we getting impact with learning analytics?

– What insights are learning analytics giving us about learning?

– How does learning design inform how we interpret LA?

The ASCILITE Learning Analytics Special Interest Group invite you to a national workshop exploring the impact of learning analytics in higher education and how learning is framed within learning analytics practice.

The theme of the workshop brings together two dominant and critical conversations in learning analytics in the Australian context. The first is how we understand and operationalise learning within learning analytics practice and respond to concern that LA can sometimes privilege a limited framing of learning. The second responds to perceptions that LA has perhaps not delivered the impact on learning, teaching and student success outcomes that many in the sector were expecting. But how do we define ‘impact’? And how can we ‘see’ impact?

In response we will explore powerful exemplars that are emerging in both research and professional practice of learning analytics that afford insight not just into learning behaviours, but other learning processes, and the contexts in which learning is situated.

The workshop will feature a range of Australian speakers who will provide insights and examples of how learning and impact can be conceptualised and operationalised and will link to a series of webinars in the subsequent four weeks on the same theme featuring international speakers.

Date & Time

Friday, 6 September 2019, 10am – 1:30pm.


The workshop will be held concurrently in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with live streaming of presentations across the three venues, interspersed with small group activities and discussions at each venue.

  • Melbourne: Swinburne University of Technology
  • Brisbane: Griffith University, Logan campus
  • Sydney: University of Technology Sydney


You will find a registration form here along with a copy of the details provided above should you wish to share them with colleagues. Please note that numbers are strictly limited to 35 at each venue so get in quick to secure your spot!

The closing date for registrations is 28 August.

ASCILITE OEP Special Interest Group webinar on Scaling Online Education

On 24 September rom 3.00-4.00pm (AEST), the ASCILITE OEP Special Interest Group is hosting a webinar focused on scaling online education to be presented by Associate Professor Jay Cohen (Transform Online Learning, Charles Sturt University).

As every university focuses on quality assurance and quality control in online learning and teaching, scalability inevitably becomes a challenge, as does the complexity of undertaking course/unit review and redevelopment.  Engaging appropriately with academic staff, building assets for reusability, developing core competencies and confidence, and constructing learning experiences on the foundation of previous work are all considerations. Learning design in an online environment is largely geared towards student retention and student engagement and above all, the pedagogical organisation of learning material and learning activities so that learning might more easily occur.

This webinar details how Charles Sturt University’s Transforming Online Learning (TOL) project has incorporated an agile approach to online subject development so that learning design for an online cohort of students can occur at scale, by presenting the experience of a pilot within the Business Faculty.Agile is an iterative approach to project management that, in this instance has afforded learning designers the opportunity to develop online learning subjects at scale more quickly quicker and with fewer errors.

The webinar will illustrate and consider the challenges of bringing faculty on board, scaling resources and approaches, and the implications for broader practice.

Registration for the event is not necessary, and the webinar link will be posted closer to the date at Please mark your calendars if you are interested and share this with your professional networks and any other interested colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Adrian Stagg (USQ), Carina Bossu (Open University UK) and Michael Cowling (CQU)
(SIG Co-Convenors)

2019 ASCILITE Awards Open for Nominations

This is a reminder that ASCILITE members are now invited to apply or nominate for the 2019 ASCILITE awards and to consider nominations that they believe meet the criteria set for each award. Nominations will be open until 1 October 2019 and winners will be announced at the ASCILITE 2019 Conference. The five award categories available to members are as follows:

  • Innovation Award
  • Emerging Scholar Award
  • Community Fellow Award
  • Life Member Award
  • Student Bursaries

For full details and nomination forms, visit the ASCILITE website here.


ICDE World Conference on Online Learning

The ICDE World Conference on Online Learning takes place in Dublin from 3-7 November 2019. With over 600 paper submissions and delegates already registered from over 50 countries, Dublin is the place to be later in the year if you want to really shape the global future of online education. There is still time to contribute a late paper to this event, including submission of virtual papers, but you will have to be quick! Read the latest issue of the World Conference newsletter or visit the website for more information.

Institutional Members