#CMALTcMOOC 2018 Launch – join us!

We plan on launching the CMALT cMOOC again next week starting 19th March and it will run for 7 weeks until 4th May. The cMOOC is completely free and is aimed at participants sharing experiences as they explore developing CMALT eportfolios, and gaining a professional development experience.
We aim to have a G+ Hangout as an intro for anyone interested in the cMOOC 16th March Friday morning, 12 noon. There will be one for UK participants Thursday 15th March 10pm NZ time.
We use a G+ Community, Twitter, and WordPress to facilitate the cMOOC
The Signup form is on WordPress at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com/contact/
And the weekly activities are at https://cmaltcmooc.wordpress.com
We us the #cmaltcmooc hashtag for Twitter and any other social media
You can find out more about the CMALT cMOOC at our ResearchGate Project Page:


Special Issue on Mobile AR & VR: Integrating SOTEL in Learning Design
Thomas Cochrane, Helen Farley

Virtualisation devices for student learning: Comparison between desktop-based (Oculus Rift) and mobile-based (Gear VR) virtual reality in medical and health science education
Christian Moro, Zane Štromberga, Allan Stirling

Mobile augmented communication for remote collaboration in a physical work context
Jana Pejoska-Laajola, Sanna Reponen, Marjo Virnes, Teemu Leinonen

Key themes in mobile learning: Prospects for learner-generated learning through AR and VR
Claudio Aguayo, Thomas Cochrane, Vickel Narayan

From playing to designing: Enhancing educational experiences with location-based mobile learning games
Roger Edmonds, Simon Smith

A DBR framework for designing mobile virtual reality learning environments
Thomas Donald Cochrane, Stuart Cook, Stephen Aiello, Duncan Christie, David Sinfield, Marcos Steagall, Claudio Aguayo

Improving paramedic distance education through mobile mixed reality simulation
James Birt, Emma Moore, Michael Cowling


ISSN: 1449-5554

#ascilitemlsig contributions to #ascilite17

ASCILITE 2017 Conference final program available:

Check out several contributions to the program from members of the #ascilitemlsig

CMALT cMOOC: Developing a scalable lecturer professional development framework http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/cmalt-cmooc-developing-a-scalable-lecturer-professional-development-framework/

Visualising mixed reality simulation for multiple users http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/visualising-mixed-reality-simulation-for-multiple-users/

Using virtual and augmented reality to study architectural lighting http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/using-virtual-and-augmented-reality-to-study-architectural-lighting/

Get to know the ASCILITE SIGs (Special Interest Groups)

Critical perspectives on mobile AR and VR from the ASCILITE Mobile Learning SIG http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/critical-perspectives-on-mobile-ar-and-vr-from-the-ascilite-mobile-learning-sig/

Developing virtual collaborative health team educational environments http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/developing-virtual-collaborative-health-team-educational-environments/

Digital equity: Diversity, inclusion and access for incarcerated students in a digital age http://2017conference.ascilite.org/program/digital-equity-diversity-inclusion-and-access-for-incarcerated-students-in-a-digital-age/

And 2 Post Conference Workshops on Thursday 7 December:

Workshop 1: It’s Pedagogy GO with location-based mobile learning games

Workshop 3: Mobile virtual reality

See the full program at:

#SoTELNZ Symposium call for submissions

You are cordially invited to make a submission for the first SoTEL symposium to be held at Auckland University of Technology—South Campus in February 2018 on the 15th and 16th.
There are a variety of presentation formats and ways you could get involved in this exciting and innovative event.
We have confirmed our key trendsetters:
Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Education and Students): University of Technology Sydney [https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/shirley.alexander], is a key trendsetter along with
Professor John Clayton from Tokorau – Institute for Indigenous Innovation: Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.[https://nz.linkedin.com/in/johnclaytonwintec ]
Associate Professor Matt Bower,from Macquarie University, an international authority on the scholarship of technology enhnaced learning, will also be joining us via a video link.[http://www.educ.mq.edu.au/our_staff/associate_professor_matt_bower/ ]
Claire Amos Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School  Claire is also a founding council member of the Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand.[http://www.claireamos.com ]
A formidable group!
Please go to
and peruse the range of options available for your submission.
Please note, the focus for this symposium is on the Scholarship of, including student experience or feedback, not just the technology per se.
Use the ‘Submit Abstract’ link on the right hand side of the page or wherever you see it on the Website.
The SoTEL Committee looks forward very much to receiving and processing your submission.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN>>>http://tinyurl.com/y9jnrp7y  >>>See you at SoTEL 2018!

#ascilitemlsig 2017 ASCILITE SIG Survey

2017 ASCILITE SIG Survey – please respond!
You are invited to participate in an anonymous 6 – 8 minute survey designed to ensure that the SIG is relevant to you and other members. The survey will also help ASCILITE and SIG leaders such as myself better understand your needs within the SIG.

The survey has been vetted by the leaders of each ASCILITE SIG who are all keen to know what you think.

You will find the survey here and we do hope that you can find a few minutes to complete it.

We would very much appreciate if you could complete the survey by 25 October 2017 as we will be closing the survey that evening at about 8pm.

Once we have tabulated the results, we will make them available to the ASCILITE Executive Committee, all SIG leaders, on SIG websites and in the ASCILITE member bulletin for SIG members to view.

Thanks very much for your time.

Kind Regards,

Thom & Vickel.

#ascilitemlsig @mattgbower mlearning chapter

Hot off the press, @mattgbower has published a book on SOTEL that includes a chapter on mobile learning, details from Matt:

  • New book just released “Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning – Integrating Research and Practice”
  • Includes chapter that conducts a comprehensive review of Mobile Learning (over one hundred references) to summarise the current state-of-the-art
  • Can download a sample chapter, the TOC and preface available online at http://bit.ly/DesignOfTEL
  • If interested in purchasing use promo code EMERALD30 at checkout for a 30% discount.

Announcing the inaugural #sotelnz Symposium: Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning http://sotel.nz



Inaugural Annual NZ Symposium

Manukau Campus of Auckland University of Technology

February 15th and 16th, 2018.

Presenting a showcase of student learning supported by technology


The main aim of this important event is to encourage passionate education practitioners from Higher Education, Schools and the education community to showcase the results of their work promoting Technology Enhanced Learning in student learning environments.

This is a timely event considering the recent announcement by the NZ Ministry of Education in relation to the digital curriculum.

This exciting showcase will provide a platform for both the beginner and expert practitioner to inform and enlighten colleagues and peers of the positive outcomes of technology enhanced learning

Showcasing and sharing knowledge, skills, innovations and results from evidence based practice, collaboration and co-operation will definitely be encouraged and supported.

There is a variety of presentation formats for the SoTEL2018 symposium. The submission and registration systems will be available from the Symposium Website   http://www.sotel.nz

The event has been designed to keep costs low so as many people as possible can attend without breaking their professional development budget.

Cost for the two day event, which includes refreshments each day is NZ$250 + GST; there are reduced costs for students and one day attendances.

It’s bound to be a great event, with opportunities to mix and mingle with your colleagues and be the first to see, hear and participate in activities and some stimulating presentations! .

Put the dates in your diary and encourage all your friends and colleagues to attend.

February 15th and 16th, 2018.

Breaking News: At the Symposium we will also be launching the SoTEL Research Cluster.



Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region #ascilitemlsig

A new mobile learning book, published after almost 4 years in the making!

Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region


Includes s chapter from some of the #ascilitemlsig @ATZ119 @guini_san @Dmulrennan @vernonrive @awithell

A Framework for Designing Transformative Mobile Learning


Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Guinibert, M., Mulrennan, D., Rive, V., & Withell, A. (2017). A Framework for Designing Transformative Mobile Learning. In A. Murphy, H. Farley, L. Dyson, & H. Jones (Eds.), Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies (Vol. 40, pp. 25-43). Sinapore: Springer International.