ASCILITE is an incorporated not-for-profit professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education. ASCILITE is a globally recognised and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. We seek to shape the future of tertiary education in relation to technology enhanced learning by enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices.
ASCILITE’s membership includes practitioners, researchers and teacher educators, learning designers, web and media developers, IT Directors and senior managers responsible for institutional strategies and budgets that encompass the pedagogical use of digital technologies.
ASCILITE was formed in 1985 after its first three conferences in 1983, 1984 and 1985 were held under the CALITE (Computer Assisted Learning in Tertiary Education) banner. The ASCILITE domain name was registered in 1993 and the first website was established shortly thereafter. Since that time ASCILITE has grown into a vibrant professional community of innovators, leaders and scholars engaged with the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning in higher education.
ASCILITE aspires to be recognised internationally as Australasia’s foremost community for the use of digital technologies in tertiary education. ASCILITE’s current Strategic Plan and Constitution are available on the Governance page.
Australasia includes Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia (including Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), Micronesia (including Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau), Polynesia (including The Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tonga), and Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.