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 recognized 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, particularly through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education.
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 technologies.
ASCILITE was formed in 1985 after its first three conferences in 1983, 1984 and 1985 held under the CALITE (Computer Assisted Learning in Tertiary Education) banner. 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.
In 1993, Allan Christie registered the ASCILITE domain name used to establish ASCILITE’s first website. Allan is an ASCILITE Life Member and was the founder of Netspot, an ASCILITE sponsor for many years until it was bought out by Blackboard in 2012.