Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education


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!

Expressions of Interest invited in ASCILITE’s 2023 Community Mentoring Program

Applications (Expressions of Interest) in the 2023 Community Mentoring Program are now being accepted and are due by 17 February 2023. Both potential mentors and mentees are required to submit an EOI to express interest in the program and will be matched with a mentor or mentee in late February.

The ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program (CMP) has been operating since 2003 and over 200 members having taken part to date. The program is recognised by members for its value in coaching, facilitating and networking for both mentors and mentees. It aims to provide mentoring opportunities across a number of fields including educational technology, academic development, learning development, faculty education, early career research, graphic design and programming.

Further information and applications for mentors or mentees for CMP can be submitted through the CMP website.

CMP 2023 Information Session Webinar

3rd February 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT

Anyone interested in the Community Mentoring Programme (CMP) is welcome to attend this information session in order to learn about the programme and what it means to become a mentor or a mentee. The session will be presented by 2020/2021/2022 CMP members and chaired by the CMP coordinators Dr Kwong Nui Sim, Dr Hazel Jones and Dr Robert Vanderburg. If you can’t make it to the info session, you can still find out about the CMP and apply here to nominate as a mentor or mentee in the program.

Register here.  Look forward to welcoming you onboard

Expressions of Interest invited in ASCILITE’s New “Women in Professional Leadership”

From 2023 we are introducing a new component to the Community Mentoring Program (CMP) – Women in Professional Leadership (WiPL).

The aim of WiPL is to provide opportunities for women in learning design, educational technology and similar roles, at HEW 7 or above, to receive mentoring and support in developing relevant leadership skills and confidence to support them to further their careers. Mentors in this program will be drawn from staff in professional roles at HEW8 and above and industry partners/consultants with sustained experience in these types of roles.

Applications (Expressions of Interest) in the 2023 WiPL program are now being accepted and are due by 17 February 2023. Both potential mentors and mentees are required to submit an EOI to express interest in the program, and will be matched with a mentor or mentee in late February.

Further information and applications for mentors or mentees for WiPL can be submitted through the CMP website.

2023 ASCILITE Conference to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand

We’re excited to announce that ASCILITE 2023 will be held in Canterbury, New Zealand. The conference team at the University of Canterbury is already working with Christchurch Tourism to plan an amazing conference on 3 – 6 December 2023 at Te Pae.

Mark your calendars! We’ll see you there.

Keep up to date with the Conference on the website.

New ASCILITE secretariat

The ASCILITE Executive would like to welcome Roger Brown to the ASCILITE Secretariat role.

Roger began this part time role on the 5th January, and has been working with Michelle to take on the tasks of the secretariat.

Roger has over 20 years’ experience in the tertiary educational sector. He was most recently an educational technology consultant at the University of Canterbury, prior to that he worked in South Africa (University of Cape Town) and in the early 2000s in Australia at Griffith University. Roger currently resides in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Contribute to the ASCILITE Wavelength Podcast

For 2023, the podcasts team is excited to announce that Associate Professor Amanda White has come onboard to assist with producing/editing some podcasts episodes. To help with this, we are looking for new contributions to the podcast, in the form of either audio, a segment, or even a full episode! Some of our best podcasts for 2022 were community contributed, so we’d love to do more of this in 2023.

Individuals interested in submitting something for inclusion in the podcast should consult the ASCILITE Wavelength Submission Guidelines document which details the different segment types and submission requirements. Contributors interested in pitching their idea before production should email their pitch (500 words or less) to  We are happy to discuss and help you build out an idea, and will then let you know if it is suitable.


Job Opportunities: University of Newcastle

We currently have 2 Senior Learning Designer roles open.  Access information here.  Applications close 7th February 2023.

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