Submission and Review Process

Call for Reviewers

Reviewers are needed for ASCILITE 2020, and your support will be very much appreciated. If you are able to participate in the review process, please register your interest by completing the online form. We will be closing the call around the end of July so please let us know if you can help.

What do you need to do?

  • Register your interest here.
  • Commit to complete an online review of all assigned submissions by the due date around the end of August 2020
  • Adhere to review criteria as determined by the Program Committee
  • Advise immediately of any conflict of interest with papers allocated to their review
  • If you have any queries, please email the conference organisers.

 

 


 

Paper Themes

  1. Transforming Assessment: online examinations, innovations and transitioning to digital assessment, tools and techniques;
  2. Learning Analytics, Big Data and AI (Artificial Intelligence): contemporary issues, intelligent tutoring systems, bringing analytics meaningfully to scale, ethics, future directions;
  3. Learning Design: theory, methodologies and approaches, design for online, designing at scale; design patterns, hybrid learning, safety and privacy;
  4. Open Education and Digital Equity: reframing the future, the changing Open Online Course landscape;
  5. Business Education: future proofing for flexibility; trends and challenges;
  6. Continuing Professional Learning: frameworks, policy and practice, micro-credentialing, emerging themes;
  7. Next Generation Learning Environments: mashups, virtual worlds; adaptive learning, personal learning environments, learning ecosystems;
  8. Student Success and Progression: challenges of online learning, dealing with diversity, student advising models, the student journey in changing world;

Type of Paper accepted for submission and/or virtual presentation:

  • Full papers – 10 pages
  • Concise papers – 5 pages
  • Pecha Kucha – 500 words

Submit your papers here.


 

Full Papers

Full papers may feature the following:

  • Significant theoretical reviews;
  • Reports on medium to large scale research, evaluations, developments or project;
  • Research studies in areas of innovative educational practice, or case studies;
  • Rationale – forum for discussion of key directions in research informed practice.

Presentation format

  • 20-minute presentation plus a 5-minute Q&A (then 5 minutes enabling a changeover).

Submission format

  • 10 pages maximum (including APA references) developed on the full paper submission template which is author de-identified.
  • Accepted full papers should address the reviewers’ recommendations; be revised on the accepted full paper template which includes author details.

Review Criteria

Double blind peer review based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme, sub-themes and intended audience;
  • The paper is original, and clearly identifies broad and insightful implications for theory and/or policy and/or practice;
  • Clearly situated in current literature and/or policy with well-articulated conceptual or theoretical framework and related research questions that address a novel issue(s);
  • Adopts an appropriate research methodology for the purpose of the paper;
  • Insightful critical analysis and interpretation that leads to clear, logical findings, conclusions and implications for theory and/or policy and/or practice;
  • Relevance to conference theme, sub-themes and intended audience;
  • Ease of reading, grammar, spelling, format, and referencing details.

Submit your papers here.

Concise Papers

Concise papers may feature the following:

  • provide a forum for discussion of key directions in research informed practice;
  • the presentation of works in progress;
  • reports on specialised topics;
  • position papers;
  • pilot studies; or
  • brief reports on innovative practice in technology supported teaching and learning.

As a general guide, a concise paper might include background information, a description of the work undertaken, results achieved and discussion or conclusions.

Presentation format

  • 12-minute presentation plus 3-minute Q&A (then 5 minutes enabling a changeover).

Submission format

  • 5 pages maximum (including APA referencing) developed on the concise paper submission template which is author de-identified
  • Accepted concise papers should address the reviewers’ recommendations; to be revised on the accepted concise paper template which includes author details.

Review Criteria

Double blind peer review based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme, sub-themes and intended audience;
  • The paper is original, and clearly identifies broad and insightful implications for theory and/or policy and/or practice;
  • Clearly situated in current literature and/or policy with well-articulated conceptual or theoretical framework and related research questions that address a novel issue(s);
  • Adopts an appropriate research methodology for the purpose of the paper;
  • Insightful critical analysis and interpretation that leads to clear, logical findings, conclusions and implications for theory and/or policy and/or practice;
  • Relevance to conference theme, sub-themes and intended audience;
  • Ease of reading, grammar, spelling, format, and referencing details.

Submit your papers here.

Extended Abstracts – Pecha Kucha

Extended Abstracts are an opportunity to share and showcase innovative Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) practice through a Pecha Kucha presentation. Extended Abstracts may feature practice-based examples such as Scholarly Practice, learning innovations, professional development innovations, outcomes of communities of practice, etc.

Abstract format

  • 500 words not including references, using ASCILITE paper template.

Presentation format

  • 20 slides or images, 20 seconds each, auto advanced, See https://www.pechakucha.com for more details;
  • 7 min presentations with 1 min changeover, with Q&A for 5 min following 3 presentations;
  • Each session will run for 1 hr, incorporating 2 groups of 3 Pecha Kucha presentations.

Review criteria

Blind peer review for Extended Abstracts – Pecha Kucha based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to advancing TEL research and practice;
  • Showcasing exemplary innovation of practice;
  • Has a theoretical underpinning;
  • Applicability to diverse tertiary practice;
  • Coherent and logically structured.

Submit your papers here.

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