Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Expressions of Interest for ASCILITE’s 2023-2024 Women in Academic Leadership
Due: 28th October 2022
Applications for ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership initiative 2023-2024, are now being accepted via Expressions of Interest, and are due before the28th October.
* Note that all mentee applicants must be a current member of ASCILITE and for the duration of the initiative which runs for 2 years.
ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership aims to provide mentoring opportunities for academics at Levels C or D (or equivalent), with mentors from Level D or E.
This initiative will bring together its members via a community approach to support each other to progress in academia.
The benefits of participation in the initiative include:
Tips and advice on academic promotion from members;
Seminars for mentoring on relevant topics suggested by the cohort;
Expansion of skills, knowledge and experience such as communication, leadership, storytelling, visibility and strategic planning; and
Opportunity for networking and to create contacts outside of the individual’s own workplace.
Expressions of Interest are invited from ASCILITE members who wish to become a mentee or a mentor. This is a competitive process and successful mentees are matched with other mentees and mentors who have expertise in applicable areas.
Full details of the initiative and a link to the application forms are available here.
Final Reminder: The ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School
EOI extended to September 28th 2022
Final days to register your EOI for the 2022 Spring into Excellence Research School at Deakin Downtown campus from 24th – 26th October.
This three-day program includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas, as well as expert presenters for a cost of $600.00 for ASCILITE current financial members or $750.00 for non-members – includes a 12-month membership.
The Research School commences at lunchtime day one – Monday – and finishes at around 1:00pm on day three – Wednesday. Further details can be found here.
The research school will be facilitated by senior researchers and leaders:
Prof Margaret Bearman (Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University)
A/Prof Chris Campbell (ASCILITE President; Sub-Dean (Learning Technology) and Faculty of Science and Health Business Partner Charles Sturt University)
Prof Phill Dawson (Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University)
Prof Sue Gregory (ASCILITE Exec and Life member, Head of School, School of Education, University of New England)
Prof Michael Henderson (ASCILITE Life member, Professor of Digital Futures and Director of Educational Design and Innovation (HEDI), Monash University)
Prof Dominique Parrish (ASCILITE Life member, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Macquarie University)
Prof Petrea Redmond (ASCILITE Exec member, Professor of Digital Pedagogies University of Southern Queensland)
Expressions of interest to attend the 2022 ASCILITE Spring into Excellence Research School have been extended to 28th September 2022. Please note that there are limited places available so don’t be disappointed, register today.
EOI outcome notifications will be sent by 30th September 2022 and successful applicants will be provided with registration and payment options at that time.
Reminder: 2022 ASCILITE Awards Open for Nominations
Nominations close 18 October 2022
Each year, ASCILITE members are invited to apply or nominate for the ASCILITE awards and to consider nominations that they believe meet the criteria set for each award. The four award categories available to members in 2022 are as follows:
Celebrates work undertaken by an individual or team of people in support of the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education. Innovation is defined as a new idea, device or process. It is something original that “breaks into” teaching and learning in the tertiary sector.
Emerging Scholar Award
Has made a noteworthy contribution in the exemplary use of ore research into technologies for learning and teaching in tertiary education
Community Fellow Award
Recognise the outstanding contributions of individual ASCILITE members in the exemplary building of connections in the wider community and into the ASCILITE community.
Life Member Award
A prestigious award that recognizes the significant service and/or sustained contribution of an ASCILITE member to the Society
Student Bursary Award
Available to full-time PhD/EdD or equivalent students
For further information on each award, refer to the specific award criteria and nomination form on the ASCILITE website.
Reminder: Call for Applications in the 2022 – 2023 D2L / ASCILITE Research Grants
Close 27th October 2022
ASCILITE is pleased to continue its partnership with D2L and to now open the call for 2022 – 2023 Research/Scholarship grant applications.
The D2L / ASCILITE grants are only available to ASCILITE members. A maximum funding of $5,000 will be made available per project although it is possible that less funding may be made available per project in order to fund a higher number of projects. D2L contributes $5,000 per year with ASCILITE contributing the balance of $5,000. Funding was made available in 2021 – 2022 and is now available for 2022 – 2023.
Grant applicants have one year to complete their projects with a final report due in March of the following year.
Research/scholarship grants that involve more than one university are encouraged.
At least one member of the research team must be an Early Career Researcher (within five years of PhD or equivalent completion).
Full details of the grants, including eligibility criteria and an application form can be found on the ASCILITE website here.
TELedvisors webinar – Unpacking SIG
29 September @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST
At the end of September, we have a slightly different event. In an attempt to unpack the meaning of our Special Interest Group, we call on TELedvisors to come and have their say. We will gather in an Orbital Chat Galaxy which will be designed by the community and hosted by Wendy Taleo. Can we answer these three questions: What is special about TELedvisors? What are your top three interests? What makes you feel you belong to this SIG? Whether you are a long time SIG member or joining our events for the first time, we encourage your voice in this event. Keep an eye on the Teams community and the Twitter #TELedvisors tag for the open join link to be provided.
Transforming Assessment SIG webinar: Using individualised assessments to counter contract cheating
5 October @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
Start: 0700 universal time | 8AM UK | 3PM SG/HK | 6PM SYD/MEL | 8PM NZ.
Presenters: Ulrich Speidel and Sathiamoorthy Manoharan (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Online contract cheating renders many conventional assessments meaningless. However, individualised exams and assignments are an effective tool in supporting academic integrity. With Dividni this is easier to implement than you may think. We show you how.
This program will explore the role of universities in preparing learners for the world of AI with thought leaders in the AI development space. It will also showcase innovative Case Studies from Innovative EdTech companies creating impact with their users.
Join us for an in-conversation on the significance of learners in today’s world being empowered to understand and utilise AI. Graduates need to be prepared to enter the workforce equipped to harness digital, with AI literacy becoming an increasingly important skill in graduates. This program will explore creating graduates that are prepared for the interconnected, fast-changing world saturated with technological devices and big data.
This session will unpack
What are the capabilities that people need in a world of AI?
How can these capabilities be conceptualised and integrated into the curriculum for learners?
How do we empower learners in AI literacy, so enable them to safeguard the capability of the technology?
George Siemens the Professor and Director: Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning | UniSA
Sarah Howard the Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in Education Lead, SMART Education | UOW
Abstract: The Activity-Centred Analysis and Design (ACAD) Framework is an analytical tool, created to help educators and researchers understand and improve the design of complex learning situations. ACAD highlights design structures at two distinct moments: (i) ‘design time’ – which accounts for the advanced planning that occurs as an educator selects tasks, tools, and complementary social arrangements to support a specific learning scenario; and (ii) ‘learning time’ or what happens as a learning activity unfolds. In this presentation Lucila Carvalho will introduce key ideas connected to the ACAD Framework and discuss the application of these analytical ideas by educational researchers and designers across universities and school contexts
New TELall Blog: PostEduGrowth Summit 2022 – what stood out?
In this post, by Claire Field (PhD candidate at RMIT University and the Managing Director of Claire Field and Associates) discusses the standout discussions from the recent EduGrowth Summit. Read more
Reminder: ASCILITE 2022 Registration
Early Bird Registration closes: 20 Oct 2022
Face to face conference registrations close on 24th November 2022
Invited speakers from around the world to share their vision and passion for reconnecting relationships through technology including:
Dr Ella Kahu: Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. She will be discussing Using technology to build relationships and foster student engagement.
Professor Peter Felten: Professor of history, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University (U.S.). He will be discussing Using educational technologies to create relationships that enable student learning and thriving.
Professor Dominique Parrish: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at Macquarie University and ASCILITE life member. She will be discussing Rebuilding Connections: The value and purpose of connections and the role technology and emotional intelligence can play.
Reminder: 2022 Australasian Learning Analytics Summer Institute – Call for proposals
Deadline for all submissions: 20th October 2022 – 11:59pm (AEDT)
We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI22) will be held face-to-face, in Sydney! After a 2-year hiatus, it will be fantastic to connect with each other again, welcome new people into the community, and to share our know-how and know-who to build the Learning Analytics community’s capability.
ALASI has been timed to follow immediately after ASCILITE 2022 at University of Sydney. So, if you’re attending the ASCILITE conference, just add an extra 2 nights on, and walk down the road to UTS.
When: Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2022
Where: University of Technology Sydney
We are excited to be coming together physically for a program of active sessions that make the most of these in-person opportunities to connect, network, and share. With that in mind, we are calling for proposals from groups or individuals for two main session formats: