Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Doubling engagement with professional learning by choosing your own adventure: the Modular Professional Learning Framework (MPLF), 19 May 2022 The University of Sydney team that presented this session received an ASCILITE Innovation Award in 2021 and in this presentation they highlighted the team’s reimagined continuing professional development (CPD) program for educators: the Modular Professional Learning… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS AJET Issue Vol. 38 (1) published on authorship practices in educational technology research The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) has released a new issue Vol 38 (1) on authorship practices in educational technology research. You will find the new issue on the AJET website here. Learning Design SIG webinar on exploring the value… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS Call for Papers and Reviewers now open for ASCILITE 2022 The call for papers for the 2022 ASCILITE conference is now up and details are provided on the conference website. This year’s conference theme is “Reconnecting relationships through technology” and in line with the theme, the Conference Organising Committee would like to focus… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS March edition of the ASCILITE Wavelength Podcast is now available In the March 2022 edition of ASCILITE’s Wavelength Podcast, Michael Cowling chats with Michael Milford about science communication and its value in learning and teaching. Amanda White completes her series on staff addressing academic integrity at the coal face. “The Student Voice” examines… Continue reading

Embedding industry practices in authentic assessment design, 12 April 2022 Embedding industry practices in authentic assessment design has multiple benefits for students in higher education, including improved attitudes to learning, self-reflection and application to their own lived experience. Such student engagement activity extends to multiple stakeholders, enabling multiple means of translating theory into practice. It… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS EduGrowth / ASCILITE webinar on empowering learners & educators through active learning Date and Time: Tuesday 29 March @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT | Singapore 12:30pm | Auckland 5:30pm | Other time zones How is Ed Tech empowering learners through active learning and engagement? In response to this question, EduGrowth and ASCILITE are pleased… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS Conceptualising Horizons Workshop Date and time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm AEDT | Auckland 6:30pm | Singapore 1:30pm, 15 February 2022 You are invited to attend a presentation of the final draft STEEP trends crafted from responses provided by participants in the Contextualising Horizon sessions at the 2021 ASCILITE Conference. You need not have participated in… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS February’s ASCILITE Wavelength Podcast now available February’s edition of the new ASCILITE Wavelength Podcast service is now available. In this episode, Michael Cowling chats with Michael Blumenstein about the challenges of teaching in the computer sciences and if artificial intelligence will take our jobs. Amanda White continues her series on staff addressing academic… Continue reading

ASCILITE NEWS Expressions of Interest invited in ASCILITE’s 2022 Community Mentoring Program Applications (Expressions of Interest) in the 2022 Community Mentoring Program are now being accepted and are due by 1 February 2022. Both potential mentors and mentees are required to submit an EOI to express interest in the program, and will be matched with… Continue reading

2021 Conference Award Winners Due to the 2021 ASCILITE conference being a hybrid event, Best Poster, PechaKucha and Student Paper awards were not included but will be resumed in 2022. Conference Best Full Paper Elizabeth Beckmann and Lynn Gribble for CMALT 2011 and 2021: Personal Narratives for Professional Recognition. Conference Best Concise Paper Birgit Loch,… Continue reading

Online WIL Placements & Projects COVID restrictions forced many universities to rapidly venture into online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at an unprecedented scale. In most cases, online placements and projects have been added to the broader repertoire of WIL experiences for good. In this interactive webinar, Assoc Professor Harsh Suri and Ms Friederika Kaider from… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! Virtual learning experiences utilizing digital technologies, 25 August 2021 This Massey University team received an ASCILITE Innovation Award in 2020 and their presentation will highlight the team’s innovation which resulted in the development of  three applications that enabled virtual experiences: Virtual microscopy that delivers an interactive microscope experience, enabling full slide viewing and… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! webinar: Batman – the online clinical classroom During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, physical distancing and lock-down requirements created significant challenges for tertiary education and disciplines, such as nursing, typically taught face-to-face with the inclusion of skill-based clinical teaching. Our challenge was to pivot rapidly nursing clinical skills to an engaging, online course… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! webinar: Examining the design and engagement in a mobile-based “scavenger hunt” educational game for Chinese language learning through the lens of situated cognition In one of New Zealand’s leading universities, more than 60% of the students enrolled in the Chinese program are distance learners, who are mostly full-time employees across the country and… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! webinar: Writing a great ASCILITE conference paper What makes an award winning ASCILITE conference paper?  In this session, presented on 17 June 2021, ASCILITE Executive Committee members and conference multiple-award winners, Hazel Jones and Elaine Huber discussed their experiences and shared tips and strategies to help authors prepare their conference submissions. Associate Professor… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! webinar: Review and Showcase of Smart Learning Environments Enabled by various pedagogical and technological innovations, brand new learning environments can be created to support teaching and learning. They are collectively referred as the commonly known “smart learning environments”.  A smart learning environment is conceptualized as a learning environment that emphasizes learning flexibility, effectiveness,… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! Webinar: Contract cheating, e-cheating, academic integrity and ensuring digital equity “Are my students learning and taking ownership for their assessment outcomes?”  This is a common question being asked, especially in light of the shift to remote learning and the associated challenges. Academic integrity with its many facets, requires that student work is original and… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! webinar: Rethinking Assessment Influences and Strategies Rethinking and transforming assessment have been topics in higher education learning and teaching for some time. COVID-19 and the pivot to online delivery in many instances accelerated institutions to new ways of assessing student learning. In this session, our expert panel discussed why we need to rethink assessment and practical… Continue reading

ASCILITE Live! webinar: Community Mentoring Program Information Session This webinar was intended for those who wished to learn about the ASCILITE Community Mentoring Program and what it means to become a mentor or mentee. The session was presented by 2020 CMP members and chaired by the CMP leaders; A/Prof Michael Cowling and Dr Kwong Nui… Continue reading

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