The ASCILITE conference provides an innovative and stimulating forum to learn about state-of-the-art and visionary educational technologies for globally connected teaching and learning.


Submission Options

Submission Procedure

Key dates

The internationally renowned ASCILITE2016 conference offers an opportunity to connect and form collaborations with international and national researchers, fellow academic teachers, practitioners and the educational technology industry. The program contains a mix of conference and social events and demonstrations of leading education innovations. Enjoy a digitally enabled conference experience in technologically enhanced classrooms, as well as traditional discussions and face-to-face events to initiate the collaboration of tomorrow.

The theme for ASCILITE 2016, Show me the learning, focuses attention on the demonstration of learning aided by the adoption of technology in the education space. This scrutiny is timely. While in recent years we have witnessed a rapid uptake of technology in education, the evaluation and measurement of the impact of technology on teaching and learning outcomes is less well developed. It is critical that the sector addresses this deficit, to ensure that current and future technology enhanced learning initiatives are, and continue to be, conceptually, theoretically and empirically driven by solid pedagogical foundations. In an age where the rhetoric of techno-positivism abounds and permeates all facets of higher education, we must be optimistically cautious and rigorous in our claims concerning the degree of impact digital advances actually bring to the student experience.

We invite applied and theoretical research contributions on (but not limited to) the following areas:

Global Challenges in Education

  • Digital equity & social justice
  • Learning ecosystems
  • Digitally enabled learning for a global society
  • Assessment and evaluation in the digital age

Analytics and Visualisation

  • Data science in higher education
  • Learning analytics research and development
  • Big data ethics & the future of learning

Innovations and Design 

  • Learning design
  • Learner voices
  • MOOCs and Game & challenge based learning
  • 21st C literacies, e.g. creativity, critical thinking, network agility

Submission Options

Full Papers (Maximum 10 pages)
Feature significant theoretical reviews, research studies in areas of emergent or innovative educational practice, case studies, evaluations, or projects. Template Full Paper Submission (updated)
Concise Papers (Maximum 5 pages)
Provide a forum for discussion of key directions in research, informed practice, works in progress, reports on specialised topics, pilot studies, or brief reports on innovative practice in technology supported teaching and learning. Template Concise Paper Submission (updated)
Posters (Maximum 2 page submission)
Offer visual representations of projects and development initiatives that provide opportunities for conference delegates to discuss the topic with presenters. Template Poster Submission (updated)
Panels/Symposia (Maxiumum 2 page submission)
Provide an interactive platform to challenge or defend a position, theory, model or concept; identify areas of dispute; offer alternative interpretations of well-known studies and findings. It brings experts together to explore a topic while involving the audience. Template Panels & Symposia Submission (updated)
Workshops will be co-located with the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI) – details for submission will be advertised via the ALASI website.
Please note: The key dates are different for ALASI and ALASI has its own, separate, registration process.
Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI) website.
For more information contact: Tim Rogers at UniSA

Submission Procedure

All submissions must be made via EasyChair.  The deadline for all submissions is midnight on 8 August 2016 (AEST). You will also find all conference related dates on the website under Call for Submissions.

Full and concise papers are blind peer reviewed following rigorous academic standards. For more information about submissions or using the submission system, please email the conference committee:  Professor Shane Dawson or Cassandra Colvin

Key dates

18 March Call for papers announced
21 June Online early bird registration opens
25 July – extended to 8 August Deadline for all submissions
September Reviewing Process ends
September Completed Reviews sent back to authors
13 October Camera-ready versions for all accepted papers/revised papers due
14 October Early Bird Registration Fee deadline (extended 1 week)
15 October Standard Registration Fee applies
21 October Cancellation policy (refund of 50%)
28 October No refunds
21 November  Registrations close
27 November  ALASI
28-30 November  ASCILITE2016 Conference