Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE Live! Webinar – May 2023: Recorded audio feedback: bridging the chasm between educator and student in online assessment

Date: 25th May 2023
Time:12 pm  AEST

Come to an ASCILITE Live! Webinar session in May where ASCILITE 2022 Best Concise Paper Award Winners James A. Tsatsaronis, Katrina J. Binger, Fiona M. Durand will speak about their study describing student perceptions to recorded audio feedback. Anyone with an interest in useful tools for helping connect instructors and their students in different learning environments is encouraged to attend!

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TELedvisor Webinar: The value of recognition programs: The new PSF and beyond

Date: 25 May, 2023
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm AEST (2pm – 3 pm NZST)

Speaker: Professor Abby Cathcart

The TELedvisors SIG is delighted to present this webinar on the value of recognition programs. In this webinar Professor Abby Cathcart (QUT) will outline the changes to the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) which will come into effect in 2023. The PSF has been widely used in Australia as part of academic and professional development in learning and teaching, and we explore how useful it is as part of career development in the ‘third space’ and what the impact of the changes might be.

In the second part of the webinar, we will facilitate an open discussion about accreditation and recognition programs. If we were to develop one from scratch for TELedvisors, what would it need to include and what would it look like? How would it ensure that experience and capabilities are recognised and how could it form the basis of career progression?

Register for this event today.

TELall Blog: The Metaverse: Unravelling the hype and the future of virtual worlds

In the latest TELall blog post Professor Sue Gregory (University of New England) unpacks the hype, allure and future of the metaverse. For the uninitiated, the metaverse is a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual reality. In simpler terms, it’s a virtual universe where users can interact, play, work, and create. But what’s driving the hype around the metaverse, and why has it become such a hot topic? Let’s delve into the excitement surrounding this emerging phenomenon. … read more

Call for Papers and Reviewers – ASCILITE 2023

ASCILITE 2023 is taking place on 3 – 6 December 2023 hosted by the University of Canterbury at the iconic Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch, NZ.  This year’s event will be designed to be fully hybrid to maximise face-to-face and online engagement and interaction.  The conference theme of “People, Partnerships and Pedagogies”  focuses on the diversity of people, creating deeper partnerships and the complexity of digital.

Full details on submission types, sub-themes and presentation formats are available on the conference website call for papers. The call for papers opened on 1 April and closes on 2 July 2023.

Call for Reviewers
The 2023 Conference Organising Committee are inviting a large number of volunteers for the important work of reviewing conference submissions. The intellectual strength of ASCILITE conferences derives in part from the rigour of our peer review process and each submission will be blind reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. If you are interested in participating, you will need to sign up within our OJS system, further details on the conference website here. The call for reviewers will close on 2 July 2023.

Three top reads this quarter on APUBS

‘Made good connections’: Amplifying teacher presence and belonging at scale through learning design and personalised feedback

‘We’ve become a little family now’: Maximising rapport in an accelerated, fully online learning environment

Embracing AI for student and staff productivity

Applications to host the ASCILITE 2024 Conference

We are seeking expressions of interest from potential conference organising committees to host the 2024 annual conference. ASCILITE conferences are a central aspect of ASCILITE and provide opportunities for delegates to meet with international and national peers to exchange ideas, research and practice in educational technology. Conferences provide a forum for the presentation of refereed papers, short concise papers, symposiums, posters, pecha kucha and workshops. The conference also provides memorable opportunities for social interaction and networking.

There are a number of expectations of conference organising committees including:

  1. Justification for the conference location and a brief explanation as to why the venue chosen would attract delegates.
  2. Identification of strategies for marketing and attracting 450-500 delegates to the conference.
  3. Liaison and collaboration with the ASCILITE treasurer throughout the organisation of the conference particularly in relation to the budget.
  4. Ongoing communication and collaboration with the ASCILITE executive.
  5. The inclusion of an ASCILITE executive member on the conference organising committee.

If you would like to discuss hosting the conference with a member of the executive please reach out to Sandra Barker and/or Hazel Jones.

A copy of the hosting proposal guidelines are available here.

Closing Date: The deadline for proposals is 23 June 2023 although preliminary proposals are welcome prior to that date.

EOIs Opening Soon for Contextualising Horizon 2022-2023 Section Contributors and Exemplars

Stay tuned to the 5 June ASCILITE Bulletin. ASCILITE’s Contextualising Horizon project will be opening expressions of interest for section contributors and nominations for technology and practice exemplars for its upcoming 2022–2023 report.

Section contributors share their analysis of one of this year’s technology and practice trends or one of the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political trends featured in the report. Contributors have a byline for their section and will be listed in the co-authors section of the report. Writing is anticipated to take place between June and August 2023. Editorial requirements, guidance from the research team, and an onboarding webinar will be provided.

Exemplars highlight the application of this year’s technology and practice trends. This is an opportunity to nominate your colleagues’ or your own research and innovations. Selected projects will be featured in the 2022-2023 Contextualising Horizon Report. Projects are selected based on their alignment to the technology and practice trends.

Contextualising Horizon aims to identify the educational technologies and practices likely to impact the Australasian tertiary sector. The Contextualising Horizon Report brings together analysis of the trends impacting tertiary education and insights and exemplars of the significant educational technologies and practices. For more information, check out the 2021-2022 Contextualising Horizon report and look for the 2022-2023 trends to be announced shortly.

Update on the migration to the new ASCILITE Teams tenancy

A reminder that if you have not yet received an invitation to join the new ASCILITE Teams tenancy but would like to join, please go here and complete the online form.

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