2022 ASCILITE Awards report
Each year, the ASCILITE awards are given to deserving recipients and this year was no exception with a range of stellar winners, all of whom are cited below.
2022 AJET Distinguished Reviewer Award
Awarded in recognition of the candidate’s outstanding work as an AJET reviewer.
The 2022 winner is Thomas K. F. Chiu (Assistant Professor of Digital Education at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Associate Director of the Centre for University and School Partnership and Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong).
Thomas is an Associate Editor of AJET and has also completed a number of reviews for the journal this year. His reviews are always well-considered and thorough, providing clear guidance to authors on how best to improve the quality of their work.
2022 Community Fellow Award
The awards are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the exemplary use of, and/or research into, technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education in a professional community.
This year there were 2 community fellowships awarded.
Associate Professor Linda Corin (Deakin University), and
Linda has made a significant educational research contribution to the Ascilite community through sharing her own research and innovations, as well as her role as an editor of AJET in which she focuses on capability building for researchers and practitioners in the field. Through her leadership of the ASCILITE Learning Analytics SIG, Linda has played an important role in promoting engagement and practice in learning analytics within the ASCILITE community. Linda’s contribution to the ASCILITE community as a whole has spanned many different parts of the society including contributions to events, webinars, and blogs.
Wendy Taleo (Monash University)
Wendy is a keen part of the sustained success of the TELedvisors Network, ensuring it remains active and creates opportunities for members to engage in a wide range of activities. She is the main driver of the convenors meetings and is ferocious in making sure that promised actions are delivered upon. She has initiated many of our collaborations with the wider ASCILITE community, including the reading group activities held in conjunction with the Learning Design SIG. Finally, Wendy’s enthusiasm is infectious, and her positive nature makes this group a warm and welcoming place to be.
2022 Innovation Awards
There were 3 winners of this award:
- Sathana Dushyanthen, Kayley Lyons, Wendy Chapman, Douglas Pires, Daniel Capurro, Kathleen Gray, Professor Graeme Hart, Meg Perrier, Kit Huckvale, Chris McMaster, Meredith Layton, Mahima Kalla, Kara Burns (University of Melbourne) for their work “The Hitchhiker’s guide to Jupyter notebooks: innovative cross-disciplinary informatics learning for digital health enthusiasts”
- Kelly Linden, Neil Van der Ploeg, Sarah Teakel, Noelia Roman, Ben Hicks (Charles Sturt University) for their work “Retention @ Charles Sturt”
- Nikki Donald, Nijel Ratonel, Carlos Dominguez Ortega, Kaveh Tabar Heydar, Alisha Albright, Jaki Walker, Russell Ponting, Yan Pothin (Torrens University) for their work “Virtual Design Studio”
2022 Student Bursary
Erica Ho (University of Sydney)
Using avatars in collaborative learning environments
2022 D2L Research Grants:
There have been two grants awarded:
“Exploring the value and impact of digital and online micro credentials of industry learner professionals in Australia”
Leanne Ngo, La Trobe University
Kashmira Dave, University of New England
Keith Heggart, University of Technology Sydney
“A longitudinal examination of student learning practices with technology”
Jason Lodge, University of Queensland
Jaclyn Broadbent, Deakin University
Paula de Barba, Monash University
2022 ASCILITE Conference Best Concise Paper
James A. Tsatsaronis, Katrina J. Binger, Fiona M. Durand for “Recorded audio feedback: Bridging the chasm between educator and student in online assessment”
2022 ASCILITE Conference Best Concise Student Paper
Emilia Idris, Chua Bee Leng, Doris Choy for “Considering modes of delivery in blended PBL: A literature-based approach”
2022 ASCILITE Conference Best Full Paper
Sam Newell and Emily Adam for “We’ve become a little family now’: Maximising rapport in an accelerated, fully online learning environment” and
Andrew Cram, Lynne Harris, Corina Raduescu, Elaine Huber, Sandris Zeivots, Andrew Brodzeli, Sue Wright, Amanda White for “Online Assessment in Australian University Business Schools: A Snapshot of Usage and Challenges”
2022 ASCILITE Conference Best Full Student Paper
Hua Jin, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Tongguang Li, Philip Wing Keung Chan, Yi-Shan Tsai for “Towards Supporting Dialogic Feedback Processes using Learning Analytics: The Educators’ views on Effective Feedback”
New Awards for 2023: Allan Christie Awards
ASCILITE is pleased to announce two new awards to begin in 2023.
In recognition of Allan Christie’s lifelong contribution to the sector and ASCILITE in particular, “Blackboard now part of Anthology” will sponsor an award to the value of $1,000 for the next five (5) years 2023 to 2027.
This award will be the Anthology Allan Christie Award for a professional staff member for innovation implemented in their workplace.
From 2023 the “most outstanding” innovation’s award will be known as The Allan Christie ASCILITE Innovation Award.
On behalf of the ASCILITE community, congratulations to all our award winners this year!