Call for Participation: ASCILITE 2017 International Conference
ASCILITE warmly invites everyone with an interest in educational technologies in tertiary education to join us at the 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference. hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia from 4 – 6 December 2017.
The Call for Participation is now open and we are inviting contributions describing critical perspectives on the use of educational technology under the themes and submission types outlined on the conference website here.
ASCILITE 2017 is not just about papers. It’s about opportunities for engagement. This means the conference organizers are looking for a diverse range of session types. You get to choose the format that works best for your topic and if your preferred format is not listed in the Submission Guidelines, you are encouraged to email the conference organizers to discuss your ideas.
New ASCILITE Blog Post on "Why you should CMALT"
You are invited to read and comment on the latest post at ASCILITE's new TELall blog. The topic of this week's blog comes from Mark Northover, ASCILITE CMALT Chairperson.
In this post, Mark answers questions such as who should apply for CMALT, what does one need to do and what does one get for their CMALT.
Readers are welcome to post comments below the post. A subscription system will be introduced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, an RSS feed option is available.
ASCILITE 2016 Keynote Video Recordings
Did you know you can view the 2016 Keynote Speaker presentations on the ASCILITE 2016 website? For a profile and summary of each speaker, along with the video of their presentation go here.
2017 Community Mentoring Program Update
Applications for the 2017 Community Mentoring Program have now closed. In all, 23 mentor and mentee applications were received and these are now under review. Successful applicants will be notified next week at which time mentoring agreements will be established for the year.
Transforming Assessment (e-Assessment SIG) News
Next session: "Virtual Field Trips to Enhance Employability Skills in Hospitality.
Date & Time: 5 April 2017, 7am UTC.
This webinar will explore how virtual field trips can be used to enhance the employability skills of students in the hospitality sector. The session looks at findings from the OLT funded project "Enhancing Student Employability Skills Through Virtual Field Trips in the Hospitality Industry".
Presenter: A/Prof Anoop Patiar (Griffith University, Australia).
For further information and registration go here.
A video recording of "Getting Started with Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education" presented on 1 March 2017 is now available. This session was presented by Sally Brown, Independent consultant and Emerita Professor, Leeds Beckett University, UK. The webinar was aimed at those new to assessing in higher education. The covered matters including: Matching marks to criteria; Assuring standards; Ensuring inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability; Effective Assessment design; and Giving effective feedback.
You can view and download the recording here.