Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


Winners of a AAUT citation are ASCILITE’s own

Exciting News: ASCILITE’s own Adrian Stagg (OEP SIG Co-Convenor) & Nikki Anderson (OEP SIG Newsle

tter guru) won an AAUT citation on Wednesday night (22 Feb) from Universities Australia for Open Educational Practice.

Adrian and Nikki won for their personalised and community-based leadership of academics engaging with open educational resources that has broadened and deepened our collective institutional understanding of teaching and learning.


We are happy to announce that ASCILITE and ACODE have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

The MoU can be found here.

We look forward to collaborating with ACODE in 2023 and into the future to achieve mutual benefits for students and staff at universities in the Australasian region.

ASCILITE Live! webinar (with TurnItIn)

Evolving Education Landscape: Perspectives on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education 

According to market research, the Asia-Pacific region will be the largest edtech market in the world by 2030. Amidst growth in technology and the rise of artificial intelligence, what steps must institutions take now to ensure a successful strategy for innovation and adoption of edtech that supports their evolving needs?

Turnitin and the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) are holding a joint webinar and panel discussion on this timely topic, featuring several experts in academia, educational technology, learning design and artificial intelligence.

Title: ‘Evolving Education Landscape: Perspectives on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education’.

Date & time: 28th March 2023 | 1pm AEDT

What we’ll cover:

  • How to ensure that students are learning effectively and meeting learning outcomes
  • What the emergence of artificial intelligence means for assessment and academic integrity policies
  • How to pivot and stay up-to-date with technology advancements and uphold originality of student work
  • How to maintain assessment security and safeguard against cheating
  • What educators should do right now to address the rapid uptake of AI writing tools by students
  • Tips, tactics and strategies for reimagining teaching and learning methodologies
  • What are the implications of reverting back to paper-based, invigilated assessments on the learning experience?

Register for the webinar

Learning Analytics SIG webinar: How learning science can inform learning analytics

The ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG group are pleased to announce their 2023 series on “How Learning Science can inform Learning Analytics”. This will involve a series of workshops and seminars that explore ways that the learning sciences can be included in the design of learning analytics tools and approaches.

Understanding how students learn is fundamental to being able to interpret and translate learning analytics into feedback and/or interventions to support learning outcomes and environments. The field of learning science is full of research that helps us to understand more about the different ways that students learn while providing examples of how data can be used to inform teachers on student learning processes and progress. This new series will promote conversations in the LA SIG community on opportunities for connections between learning science and learning analytics. Inspired by the six questions proposed by the Deans for Impact around learning science, the series will involve experts from around the world on different elements of learning sciences and learning analytics culminating in a workshop at the annual ASCILITE conference.

The first webinar in this series will take place on 9th March 2023 at 12pm (AEDT) presented by Associate Professor Jason Lodge from the University of Queensland.

What are common misconceptions about how students think and learn; why do they matter?
Learning is a complex human activity that cannot be observed directly, only inferred. There are many ideas about the processes and outcomes of learning and a not insignificant amount of uncertainty about the mechanisms. This uncertainty leaves gaps in our understanding that can be filled (and occasionally exploited) with weird ideas. In this session, we will review some common misconceptions about learning and discuss why these misconceptions pose a challenge to learning analytics and education, more broadly.

Jason Lodge is Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and an associate professor in educational psychology in the School of Education at The University of Queensland.  His research with the Learning, Instruction, and Technology Lab focuses on the cognitive, metacognitive, and emotional mechanisms of learning, primarily in post-secondary settings and ​digital learning environments. He has a particular interest in self-regulated learning with technology. Jason currently serves as a Lead Editor of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology and Editor of Student Success.

Register here to attend this webinar.

TELAll Blog: Celebrating 5 years of ‘iLearn Insights’ at Macquarie University

In this blog post Shamim Joarder (Macquarie University) reflects on 5 years of iLearn at Macquarie.

“iLearn Insights was developed in 2018 as an online analytical application to help educators address the challenge of engaging, motivating and supporting students at Macquarie UniverUnit Engagement Metersity.  Winning the ASCILITE Innovation Award in 2019 provided inspiration to continue the development of iLearn Insights to the point where it not only makes a difference for Macquarie University, but after winning the ACODE TEL award at ASCILITE 2022, also sets an example for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education” – read more

TELAll Blog: From mentoring to community: reflections on CMP 2022

In the latest this blog post Keith Heggart (University of Technology, Sydney)  reflects on the Community Mentoring Program in 2022.

In many sectors of Australian industry, learning designers and similar roles are increasingly in demand. In higher education, there is an increasing focus on accountability, and the student experience is a key part of that – meaning emphasis being placed upon high quality learning experiences. This has led to a profusion of courses that focus on learning design” – read more


CAULLT MOOC: Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching is a free massive open online course (MOOC).

Version 2.0 sees all modules updated for 2023. We are excited to launch eight new modules, with a total of 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:

1 March 2023 to 30 June 2023


CRADLE webinar: ChatGPT – how should educators respond?

TEQSA in association with CRADLE present the second webinar in the “Implications of Generative Artificial Intelligence for Higher Education” series

This series of webinars address what is known at present about generative artificial intelligence (AI), implications for learning, teaching and assessment and how such technologies might transform higher education into the future.

Generative AI in the form of ChatGPT generates comprehensive, complex and generally intelligible textual responses to user prompts. As is often the case with rapidly advancing technologies, it can be difficult to separate out the hype from the reality, however it is important for higher education institutions to grasp the fundamental issues at hand, which extend beyond academic integrity.

This second webinar explores the immediate significance of ChatGPT and Generative Artificial Intelligence for teaching and learning. Our panel have been selected for their insights into the day-to-day realities of teaching alongside educational expertise regarding the complexities of artificial intelligence. Topics discussed include implications for: assessment design, feedback practices, writing tasks, student equity and teacher development.

Join the panellists Margaret BearmanRola Ajjawi , Simon Buckingham ShumDr Lucinda McKnightSarah Howard for some thought-provoking discussionsWhen: Wednesday 1 March 2023
Time: 2.00-4.00pm (AEDT)
Where: Online
Cost: This is a free event

Register Now

PhD opportunity with the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)

Applications for CRADLE’s PhD Scholarship Scheme for 2023 are now open!

If you’re a domestic student or international student interested in assessment and/or digital learning, come and study with us at CRADLE.

The scholarship is available for projects that align with CRADLE’s research themes and our current programs of research. Alternative project topics that support CRADLE’s research agenda will be considered.

Apply here: Application Close 5pm Friday 17 March 2023

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