ASCILITE 2020 Virtual Conference starts today!
The program is out, delegates are registered and ASCILITE’s first virtual conference is ready to kick-off this morning, 30 November, commencing with the Turnitin pre-conference workshop at 9:30am (AEDT) followed by the ASCILITE AGM at 11am and then the Welcome and Keynote by Professor Shane Dawson, Executive Dean of Education Futures and Co-Director of Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning, University of South Australia.
You can view the jam packed conference program and schedule here.
If you joined ASCILITE as part of your conference registration, your details have now been added to the ASCILITE membership.
Invitation to attend the ASCILITE Annual General Meeting, 11am AEDT, 30 Nov 2020
If you are attending the ASCILITE conference, you are warmly invited to attend the Annual General Meeting at 11am – 12pm AEDT (Australia), Monday 30 November, just prior to the conference Welcome. Meet the 2021 Executive Committee and see what’s planned for the year ahead.
You can join the meeting from this link: https://2020conference.ascilite.org/program/day-one-agm/ If asked, use your conference password to login.
As per ASCILITE’s constitution, attendees are asked to register their attendance and you can do that here.
ASCILITE 2020 Annual Report
Each year, ASCILITE compiles an annual report to describe, in detail, the society’s activities and achievements over the past year, including the activities of the many Special Interest Groups, the Community Mentoring Program, our webinars, partnerships, and other activities. Metrics and growth of ASCILITE’s journal AJET (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology) are also covered in detail. The report is a great way to learn about ASCILITE and the areas of interest to you in 2021.
You will find the full report here.
ASCILITE Live! Webinar: Partnerships for scaled online learning and the unbundling of the traditional university
Date and Time: 15 December 2020 @ 1pm – 2 pm and and again at 8pm – 9pm AEDT.
The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) ‘special issue’ editors believe that Higher Education has a great need to provide for sustainable and online futures. Starting right now. This webinar extends the discussion in the recently published AJET special issue on partnerships for scaled online learning and the unbundling of the traditional university.
These sessions will explore the emerging models from the ‘coal face’ and well-researched reports and experiences. You will have the opportunity to hear from the authors, and how it is going since they wrote the papers. There are clearly opportunities for transformational thinking and practice as we move towards a digitally integrated and collaborative futures for a post-COVID world. Partnerships will be an important part of the new landscape.
Session login: You can login to this webinar here.
If you would like to share this event with colleagues, use this webpage.
Latest TELall blog post: The amazing growth of the Teledvisors Network
In our latest blog post, Colin Simpson (Monash University) discusses how and why the ASCILITE TELedvisors SIG has grown at such an astonishing rate; from 9 members to 500 members in just under four years. The TELedvisors Network clearly filled a much needed gap in higher education and Colin was recognised by ASCILITE in 2019 with a Community Fellow Award for his contribution in the establishment of this valuable community of practice. Read more >>
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Your membership status
Your membership type and renewal date are now visible at the top of your fortnightly bulletin. No more wondering when your membership is up for renewal or what type of membership you have.
If you joined ASCILITE as part of your 2020 conference registration, your details have now been added to the membership database. (In some cases your membership status may change in coming weeks from “individual” to “institutional” as we continue to update conference registration details).
If you have any questions about your membership status, please contact us.
Empowering Learners for the Age of Artificial Intelligence
This event is a free, national online conference that mixes national keynote talks with local meetings in different states. ASCILITE members are warmly welcome to join this public conversation on how Australia can equip its citizens to engage productively with societal infrastructure powered by data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
Date: Thursday & Friday 10 – 11 December 2020
Time: 8.45am – 5.00pm AEDT
For further information and to register, visit the conference website here.
ICDE Quality Network Webinar #4: “International reflections on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic about ensuring quality in online learning and assessment”
You are invited to the fourth ICDE Quality Network webinar on 9 December 2020, 12:00 CET. The link for registration can be found here.
In this session, we look specifically at the Asia and South Eastern Asia regions. Join host and chair Alan Tait as he discusses these learned lessons with Ojat Darojat, Rector of Universitas Terbuka Indonesia and President of the Asian Association of Open University and Melinda Bandalaria, Chancellor and Professor at the University of the Philippines Open University.
The webinar is organized by the global ICDE Quality Network.
Job Vacancy: Learning Designer at Curio
Curio is seeking creative, curious, and energetic people to join its growing learning experience practice. Your passion for education shines through in everything you do, but you are grounded in education theory. You like to challenge yourself and clients. But also know when you need to focus to deliver to timelines as a member of a high performing team.
Curio has a current need for multiple ongoing learning designers to work in its team with Higher Education and TAFE providers. The team is cross-sectoral, and while they expect most applicants to specialise in one sector you may view this as an opportunity to broaden your experience.
You will have experience in either (or both) of the following:
- Higher education: extensive experience in the design of learning experiences in a leading university, recognising the importance of working closely with academic colleagues and subject matter experts.
- Vocational and Educational Training: extensive experience in the design of learning experiences in a TAFE or vocational training, working subject matter experts and teachers, and including assessment design, content writing and documentation as required.
- Design and develop effective learning resources and activities in a range of higher education and/or vocational education areas.
- Work closely with subject matter experts and teaching staff to co-design and create innovative online learning experiences.
- Work independently or in a distributed team using a variety of collaboration tools.
- Write high quality student facing material to appropriate AQF and industry standards.
- Communicate effectively and professionally individually and in teams including client stakeholders and colleagues at Curio.
Applications are now open and you will find full details here.
Reminder: SoTELNZ 2021 Symposium call for submissions
This year’s SoTEL (Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, New Zealand) Symposium will take place on 18 – 19 February 2021 to showcase student learning supported by technology. Submissions are now invited in the form of 500 word abstracts to be published in the PJTEL journal and pre-recorded as PechaKucha presentations.
Further information is available on the SoTEL website.