Organising Committee

Dr Sandy Barker is a lecturer in Management with the University of South Australia’s School of Business. Her primary area of research is in the management of end-user computing and end-user development of small-scale information systems together with resource management and organisational learning. In education Sandy has a particular interest in experiential learning with a focus on work placements and role play.

Contact Sandy regarding Venues, registration and sponsors on 61 8 8302 0369 or email

Dr Cassandra Colvin is Manager of the ESAP program at UNISA, an academic intervention program targeting first-year students who have been identified as ‘at-risk’. Cassandra has presented widely on themes relating to international student support and was recently awarded her PhD by Murdoch University on intercultural interaction on university campuses.

Contact Cass regarding Programs and Submissions on 61 8 830 27843 or email

Dr. Shane Dawson is the Director of the Teaching Innovation Unit and Professor of Learning Analytics at the University of South Australia. Shane’s research focuses on the use of social network analysis and learner ICT interaction data to inform and benchmark teaching and learning quality. Shane is a founding executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He is a co-developer of numerous open source software including the Online Video Annotations for Learning (OVAL) and SNAPP a social network visualization tool.

Contact Shane regarding Programs and Submissions on 61 8 8302 7842 or email

Dr. Abelardo Pardo is Associate Head of Teaching and Learning and Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney. He has a PhD in Computer Science by the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the director of the Learning and Affect Technologies Engineering (LATTE) laboratory specialized in educational technology. His areas of research are learning analytics, software for collaborative and personalized learning, and technology to improve the student experience and teaching practice. He is also research fellow at the LINK Research Lab (The University of Texas at Arlington), manager of the Engineering and Technology Program at the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy (The University of Sydney), and member of the executive board of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Contact Abelardo regarding Programs and Submissions on 61 2 9351 4116 or email

Dr Tim Rogers is the Academic Developer: Learning and Teaching Strategies with the University of South Australia’s Teaching Innovation Unit. He has an interest in organisational learning and systems theories, particularly in relation to making data/evidence based changes that improve the learning and teaching environment.

Contact Tim regarding Programs and Submissions and ALASI workshops (Aust. Learning Analytics Summer Institute) – to be run on the Sunday in partnership with Ascilite SIG on learning analytics.

Call Tim on 61 8 8302 7842 or email

For past conferences and further information visit ASCILITE

Our organising partner is Plevin Event Management
Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd
PO Box 54 BURNSIDE 5066, South Australia
Tel. +61 8 8379 8222