#SOTELnz & #ASCILITEMLSIG Webinar Series E1 with @rogked

The archive of our first live Webinar in this series is now on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIB1c7-r2cE

Check out @rogked work on Mobile Game-Based Learning at pedago.online and his presentation link bit.ly/2ltiPdi


#SoTELNZ & #ASCILITEMLSIG Webinar series starts this Friday May 18, 2018 11:30 AM (GMT+12)


The #SoTELNZ and #ASCILITEMLSIG Webinar series starts this Friday May 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM (GMT+12) with @rogked exploring mobile game based learning: Join the discussion or view https://youtu.be/SIB1c7-r2cE

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#ASCILITE 2018 Conference Call for Participation is now open

#ASCILITE 2018 Conference Call for Participation is now open

The ASCILITE 2018 Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the Call for Participation is now open.

The theme for the conference is Open oceans: Learning without borders. Picture sitting on a beach looking at the ocean, seeing the horizon stretch out before you as you dream about the possibilities, reflecting on the past or being mindfully present in the moment. The sea is vast. This vision captures the infinite possibilities when considering innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education.

Accordingly, you are invited to submit conceptual, applied and theoretical research contributions on eight conference streams that you will find at the link below which also contains the Submission Guidelines:

Call for Participation:


All submissions must be made via EasyChair by midnight on Friday 13 July 2018 (AEST).

#ASCILITEMLSIG 2018 Events & Dates for your Calendar

As the 2018 #CMALTcMOOC finishes this week we’ve started planning for activities for the rest of the year. Coming up we’re planning:

  • CMALT Boot Camp 2-6th July
  • Weekly #SOTELNZ and #ASCILITEMLSIG Webinar series starting Friday 11th May
  • #MOSOMELT cMOOC v4 starting 21st May
  • #CMALTcMOOC v3 will be back in October 2018
  • Proposal for a second Journal special issue on Mobile Mixed Reality submitted to Research in Learning Technology
  • AND the #SOTELNZ Symposium will be back in February 2019

#SOTELnz 2nd SoTEL conference: February 18th and 19th 2019

Scholarshp of Technology Enhanced Learning :

2nd SoTEL conference: February 18th and 19th 2019.

Open to all innovative and passionate educators from the Secondary and Tertiary sectors and organisations creating opportunities for students to learn with the support of technology.
Put the dates in your Diary and place a reminder so you can get your presentation ready and plan for the event! 
[NB: We are delighted to welcome Dr Claudio Aguayo  a Senior Research Officer in the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Auckland University of Technology as a member of the SoTEL 2019 organising Committe]
The SoTEL site , (showing information from the event this year and shortly to be updated with details for 2019) can be accessed via 
Video’s of the 2018 Trendsetters are also available:
INFORM all your colleagues and be part of the event of 2019!Watch this space for further details.

#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.