Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


AJET Issue Vol. 36 No. 3 (2020) Now Published

We are pleased to advise a new issue of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology for 2020 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.

We invite you to read the new issue available on the journal website here.

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

Reminder: Call for EOIs – AJET Lead Editor

ASCILITE’s peer reviewed journal, the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET), invites applications for the role of AJET Lead Editor(s) from individuals and small groups.

The Lead Editors are responsible for setting and maintaining the editorial direction of AJET, and leading and overseeing the work of the Associate Editors and Copy Editors. The Lead Editors also: fulfill the role of journal manager and manage and coordinate the production of AJET editions; compile reports for the AJET Management Committee and Editorial Boards and an annual report for the ASCILITE AGM. The Lead Editors meet with the AJET Management Committee (online) to negotiate the timeline and resources required for the journal’s activities. Lead Editors are expected to attend the ASCILITE annual conference to lead an ASCILITE workshop/symposium on publishing in AJET.

The current AJET Lead Editors will complete their term at the 2020 ASCILITE conference. ASCILITE is committed to active succession planning for this important role and has now begun a search for a new lead editor team. The current Lead Editors will provide support to the successful applicants to ensure a smooth transition into the role. Please note that the role of Lead Editor is a voluntary one and is not a paid position.

For further details, visit the AJET website here. The due date for EOIs is COB Tuesday 15 July 2020.

ASCILITE Live! Webinar: Creating trust and learning community relationships in online learning, 1 July 2020

Date and time: 10:30am – 11:30am AEST, 1 July 2020. You’ll find session start times in different time zones here.

Abstract: As academics are planning for another semester teaching online due to COVID-19, it is important to consider how they will develop trust and a sense of learning community for their students in the online space. Unlike the first half of this year, when academics had the opportunity to first meet students face-to-face before the rush to remote delivery, academics will need to consider how to foster relationships and community in the online environment from the start in the coming semester.

Presenter: Petrea Redmond is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the Associate Head of School, Research in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. Seventy percent of the students enrolled at the university study online. Her research is situated in interrelated fields of educational technology including: online engagement; online presence; teaching presence; cognitive presence; mobile learning; online collaboration; online communities of practice; eLearning; blended learning and teaching; online learning and teaching; teaching and learning in higher education; teacher education; and Community of Inquiry. Petrea is an ASCILITE mentor and a lead editor for Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET).

Registration: You can register for this webinar here.

New TELall Blog Post: Supporting online teaching with research-based evidence from AJET

In our latest blog post, Linda Corrin (AJET Associate Editor) along with Michael Henderson, Eva Heinrich and Petrea Redmond (AJET Lead Editors) review some of the tips and tricks that have been made available by institutions and the broader educational technology community to help support the process of transitioning to online teaching in response to the growing threat of COVID-19. But while these resources have provided short and easy-to-follow instructions or guidelines, they sometimes lacked references to the evidence explaining why it was a good idea to implement the strategies suggested.

In response, the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) editorial team delved into the journal’s 35-year archive of research and compiled a list of useful articles on the use of technology to support learning and teaching within current online teaching environments.


Final call for Papers and Call for Reviewers, ASCILITE2020 Virtual Conference

ASCILITE’s first virtual conference will be hosted virtually by the University of New England on 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2020 and this is a reminder that the Call for Reviewers and Call for Papers both close next Monday, 6 July 2020 20 July 2020 and that registration is also due to open 6 July 2020. You will find further details on the conference website here.

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