ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School
The 2018 ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School took place 17 – 19 October 2018 and was hosted by Learning Futures, Griffith University at their Southbank Campus. Featured guest speakers and presenters included Professor Barney Dalgarno, Professor Dominique Parrish, Associate Professor Sue Gregory and Associate Professor Michael Henderson.
Invitations to submit Expressions of interest to attend the School were announced 3 July and applications were accepted up to 6 August with EOI outcome notifications sent within two weeks of the closing date. Successful applicants were then provided with registration and payment options.
The Research School includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas and 2 nights accommodation (optional) and is moderately priced to support participation. ASCILITE members are offered a significant discount on the enrollment fee over non-members. There is also a reduction in cost for those who do not require accommodation.
The 2017 Inaugural ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School was held on 26 – 28 September 2017 and was hosted by the University of Wollongong. If you would like to view a review of the 2017 school you will find it here. We also have a summary of participant evaluations that you will find here.
Aim of the Research School
The aim of the ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School is to:
- Provide support and guidance to participants in developing and progressing Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) research initiatives including but not limited to:
– Formulating a relevant and effective TEL research project.
– Collecting appropriate TEL research data.
– Identifying what data is most appropriate for TEL research.
- Assist participants to identify and plan a contemporary TEL research project.
- Enable opportunities for participants to link with like-minded collaborators from other universities and potentially to establish viable cross-institutional research collaborations.
- Guide participants in developing a grant application or research plan for a TEL research project. This would include both projects that have already been conceptualized as well as new projects that have not yet been conceived.
At the end of the ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School participants will:
- Have gained a sound understanding of current topical areas and methodologies for TEL research
- Have broadened their professional networks
- Have a well-developed and comprehensive plan for a TEL research project
- Appreciate how to be successful in publishing manuscripts in journals
- Be able to confidently review a manuscript and provide constructive feedback; and
- Have a strategy for identifying potential funding opportunities and developing funding applications
The ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School will be most suitable for:
- Early to mid-career researchers
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) enthusiasts
- Teaching intensive academics
- ASCILITE mentors and mentees
- Anyone interested in applying for a TEL research grant
- Anyone interested in TEL research collaborations and cross-institutional research projects
- Academics seeking to incorporate research into their TEL practice and approach
- PhD supervisors
Cost & Registration
In 2018, the 3-day ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School included lunches, morning and afternoon teas and 2 nights accommodation at $750 for ASCILITE members and $950 for non-members ($290 less if accommodation was not required). We expect similar pricing in 2019.
2019 Research School Enquiries
The 2019 Research School will be hosted by the University of New England. For enquiries to attend the 2019 school, please email A/Prof Sue Gregory.