Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE Learning Design SIG

LD-SIGThe Learning Design Special lnterest Group (LD SIG) aims to develop a supportive environment for learning design researchers and learning designers in Australia and beyond who are engaged in, or wish to engage with the emerging field of Learning Design. The LD SIG aims to foster collegial exchange and collaborative LD research and sharing of practice in order to improve technology-enhanced learning and teaching in higher education, K-12 and vocational education. Members may include those with interests in LD and allied fields, such as Learning Analytics.

The SIG is underpinned by the Learning Design network that authored the ‘Larnaca Declaration’ and the 2015 Routledge text: Learning Design: Conceptualising a Framework for Teaching and Learning Online. The objective of the SIG is to provide a focal point of structured exchange of ideas and research by its members.

The SIG aims to provide an avenue for capacity building and knowledge sharing in support of collaborative research activities and consolidation of ideas.

  • Sharing research, practice and data
  • Sharing LD strategies and research methodologies
  • Collaboration and research
  • Build a Community of Practice (CoP)

SIG Activities

  • Providing a forum for collegial exchange, education and collaboration
  • Disseminating information and communicating members’ research
  • Providing opportunities for networking and the presentation of new research
  • lnitiating, encouraging and facilitating international and interdisciplinary exchange and research collaboration

Webinar: Learning Design Research – Continuing the Discourse

The LD-SIG conducted a webinar on 24 October 2017 that explored the challenges of collaboration, distribution and re-usability of learning designs and posited that addressing these challenges may constitute a first step towards the future development of agreed Learning Design methodologies.

The session was presented by Associate Professor Panos Vlachopoulos, Associate Dean, Quality and Standards, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University and Associate Professor Eva Dobozy, Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University.

You will find a recording of the session and other details here.

Workshop Resources: Design, Develop, Implement: A Team-Based Approach to Learning Design

A full day workshop Design, Develop, Implement: A Team-Based Approach to Learning Design was conducted on 27 November 2016 and you will find a detailed description of what was covered in the workshop here.    You’ll also find links to the workshop resources but these are currently available only to SIG members and workshop attendees.

AJET Special Issue: Learning Design

The Learning Design SIG is seeking papers on Learning Design for a Special Issue of AJET to be published in 2017. This special issue invites papers from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to higher education, neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, and business, exploring Learning Design research and practice from a range of theoretical and technological perspectives.  Full details are available on the AJET website here.

Sign-up Form

Complete this simple sign-up form to be kept up to date about the LD-SIG’s plans and activities.  Membership is open to ASCILITE members and non-members and there are no membership fees to join the SIG.

SIG Contacts

Eva Dobozy

Leanne Cameron

Institutional Members