Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Business Education SIG

About the BE-SIG

The ASCILITE Business Education Special Interest Group (BE-SIG) was launched in December 2019 to foster Technology Enhanced Business Education and to raise the profile of scholarship of technology enhanced business education among professional accreditation bodies and ranking agencies.

You are welcome to explore the the different ways to get involved. Our SIG aims to encourage, empower and enable business educators to raise a collective voice for informing relevant professional bodies and accreditation agencies about the strengths of emergent, design-based and nuanced approaches to research that are amenable for deepening our understanding of learning affordances of technology rich environments. Being an integral part of ASCILITE will enable us to learn from other members of other disciplines who have been relatively more successful in raising the profile of scholarship of technology enhanced learning within their disciplines. Further, it will provide a fertile ground for us to engage in interdisciplinary research.

BE-SIG Events

The BE-SIG held its first meeting at the ASCILITE conference on Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019, In the session, plans were laid for key activities and events in 2020 that will be of potential interest to our SIG members.

Webinar recording: Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The BE-SIG’s first webinar, held on 11 August 2020, discussed ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements and projects which enable students to interact directly with host industries or communities to work on real-life problems or projects. With COVID 19 restrictions, it was timely to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging students in authentic virtual WIL experiences offered via online platforms, which may be independent of time, space, geographical boundaries and disciplines.’

This session was co-facilitated by Assoc Prof Harsh Suri (Deakin University), Ms Friederika Kaider (Deakin University) and Dr Sandra Barker (University of South Australia).

How to Get Involved

Membership of the BE-SIG is open to all, including non-ASCILITE members. To be kept up to date, complete this simple form. You can contact the BE-SIG Committee via this email address:

We also encourage anyone who shares our interests to:

  • Share ideas, ask questions and participate in conversations by emailing to
  • Be a part of our SIG events, webinars and workshops
  • We would also like to know what you would like to get from involvement in the SIG, so please let us know via the email address above of any ideas you may have for events, as well as suggested topics and speakers for our webinar series

BE-SIG Committee

Harsh Suri (Deakin University), Andrea Warner (University of Auckland) and Danielle Logan (Griffith University).

Institutional Members