#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


#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


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 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.

AJET Special Issue on mobile AR & VR #ascilitemlsig

We have received 10 submissions for the AJET special issue call for papers on mobile AR & VR and these are currently under review – we will accept quality late submissions but only for a short while. Will keep all posted re the progress of the special issue. Thanks to @Helssi & @mkearneypost for their help on this SI.


#ascilitemlsig Webinar with @VirtualSarahJ on mobile VR

Sarah Jones from Coventry University (UK) will share her experiences of creating and sharing 360 VR content and simulations in Paramedicine and Journalism Education.


Join the Hangout on Air Live or the archive
Tue, Jul 12, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (New Zealand time) at: https://plus.google.com/events/ch593fr7dopeadfcnab27nj2j7g?authkey=CNba4rrPxsutpgE