Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE NEWS

Call for Submissions for AJET Special Edition on Digital Equity

This special issue of AJET seeks the contribution of papers that consider, evaluate, or contribute actionable knowledge towards ensuring digital equity.

We invite authors to submit studies, reviews and conceptual articles on topics including, but not exclusive to: Representational issues in digital access and participation in tertiary education (race, gender, ability)

  • Policy and practice barriers to digital access to higher education
  • Incarcerated student participation in digital higher education
  • Digital divides and barriers
  • Accessible and assistive technologies
  • The role of technology in meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Digital pedagogies
  • Digital literacy
  • Equitable digital practices

Further details are available on the AJET website here. Submissions are due 21 June 2019.


Vconnecting to ASCILITE 2018 Keynote Speaker Interviews

Video interviews from the 2018 conference with keynote speakers, Dr Margaret Bearman (@margaret_bea) and Dr Paul LeBlanc (@snhuprez) are available at vconnecting here. This session was hosted by Dr Henk Huijser, Wendy Taleo and Kate Mitchell during the conference.


Applications in the 2019 Community Mentoring program are due today!

Everything you need to know about ASCILITE’s great Community Mentoring Program is available at http://ascilite.org/get-involved/community-mentoring-program/  There’s still time to apply.  Don’t miss out!


OTHER NEWS

7 Week CMALT ePortfolio cMOOC

Are you interested in gaining international accreditation for your experience and expertise in integrating technology in teaching and learning?

The Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) provides peer reviewed recognition aligned with the UK higher education professional standards framework.

The Centre for Learning And Teaching at Auckland University of Technology have developed a cMOOC (connectivist Massive Open Online Course) to support academics and allied staff develop portfolios for CMALT accreditation, and facilitate an experience of participating in a global network of higher education professionals. The 2019 CMALT cMOOC starts 25 February and will run for 7 weeks. The cMOOC is completely free and is aimed at participants sharing experiences as they explore developing CMALT eportfolios, and building their professional academic online profiles.

There will be a YouTube Livestream at 10:30amm, 22 February (New Zealand time) as an intro for anyone interested in finding out more about the cMOOC.

We use a customised Moodle Discussion Forum, Twitter, and WordPress to facilitate the cMOOC.

The first step in participating is the signup form after which you will receive a login to the Community Forum.

The weekly activities outline are at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com

We use the #cmaltcmooc hashtag for Twitter and any other social media related to the cMOOC.

You can find out more about the CMALT cMOOC at our Research Gate Project page here.

The CMALT cMOOC is an ASCILITE ensdorsed activity.


Job Vacancies: Deans, Academic Operations and Deans, Learning and Teaching, Murdoch University

To support Murdoch’s new academic structure, the university is seeking applications from experienced leaders in higher education. The positions will provide strategic leadership within the University and support the College PVC in the development and implementation of the College Plan.

Dean Academic Operations (two positions)

https://webapps7.murdoch.edu.au/pls/apex/f?p=2903:5:8699069837873::LEVEL3::P5_ID:7215
For a preliminary discussion about these positions, email or call Professor Romy Lawson, Provost, +61 8 9360 7614.

Dean Learning and Teaching (two positions)

https://webapps7.murdoch.edu.au/pls/apex/f?p=2903:5:8699069837873::LEVEL3::P5_ID:7218
For a preliminary discussion about these positions, email or call Professor Kylie Readman, Pro Vice Chancellor – Education, +61 8 9360 7332.


2019 CiTEL Learning Analytics Symposium

The 2019 CiTEL Learning Analytics Symposium will be held on 31 May and 1 June 2019 at the Centre for Innovation, Teaching Excellence & Leadership at Lourdes Hill College, Brisbane.   The Symposium will bring together leaders in the field from across the tertiary and secondary sectors, to share cutting edge research and future directions for Learning Analytics and to provide a platform for teachers and educators to share how they are using data analytics to improve student learning.  The Call for Presentations and other details are available on the website.  Submissions from those working in the tertiary education sector are welcome.

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