Call for Papers

36th International Conference on Innovation Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education

2nd – 5th December 2019
Singapore University of Social Sciences

ASCILITE 2019 Call for Participation

The ASCILITE 2019 conference is a key annual conference for practitioners, academics and researchers dedicated to the best practice and excellence in the use of technologies for teaching and learning. This international conference will offer these stakeholders networking and collaboration opportunities as they exchange knowledge and experience.

Call for Papers is now open

Conference Theme: Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart.

The theme of ASCILITE 2019 "Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart." brings together the focus on the learner's needs in the use of technology and sound pedagogical practices. It recognizes the diverse motivation behind each learner in the design of curriculum and the common goal in contributing to the betterment of the global society. Singapore, being the place for people of different ethnicity, culture and religion to pursue their passion and dreams, personifies the idea of “Diverse Goals” but “One heart”. This theme also coincides with the educational aspiration of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) that regardless of students’ goals, different backgrounds or life stages, it aims to equip them with the real-world knowledge and practice-oriented skills to excel, both in life and in their chosen career.

Conference Streams

We invite contributions on the following areas

1. Visions and Explorations in Digital Learning, Pedagogies & Spaces
This exploratory theme encourages the sharing of new, emerging or tentative trials and experimentations of work that incorporates digital technologies into pedagogical instruction and learning, as well as learning spaces.
2. Practices and Challenges in Technology Enhanced Learning
This theme encourages contributions in the states of affairs, structures or collaborations needed, in order for technology enhanced learning to take root in a meaningful, scaled or sustainable manner. Personal reflections on obstacles, mistakes or lessons learnt in systems implementation are welcomed.
3. Nurturing Digital Competencies for Teaching, Learning, Work & Citizenship
This theme focuses on the attributes, attitudes, understandings, skills, dispositions and related digital competencies needed by educators and learners in formal and informal learning environments, including in IHLs and at the workplace.
4. Data Analytics & Evidence to Improve Teaching & Learning
This theme is for the empirical, quantitative, interpretative or impact analysis of (a) digital learning issues or (b) the use of digital interventions to illuminate issues of teaching and learning.
5. Continuing Education: Learning Enrichment Throughout Life
This theme focuses on inclusive and lifelong learning initiatives or pedagogies related to upskilling and reskilling for work, as well as in the contexts of active and productive leisure, ageing, citizenship to meet local, regional and global learning needs.
6. Technology as a Catalyst for Social Impact
This theme focuses on how technology could be used for learning to create social changes and how educators and students alike can be motivated to use technology to make a difference in the society.


Full Papers

Feature significant theoretical reviews, research studies in the areas of emergent or innovative educational practice, case studies, evaluations, or projects. Full paper submissions are a maximum of 10 pages, including references.

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Concise Papers

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. Concise Paper submissions are a maximum of 5 pages, including references.

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Offer visual representations of projects and development initiatives that provide opportunities for conference delegates to discuss the topic with presenters. Poster submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references. Academic and research posters generally have standard poster sizes of: A0 (841x1189mm), A1 (594x841mm) and A2 (420x594mm). 2 x A1 = A0 and 4 x A2 = A0. Your presentation should fit the board of A0 size.

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Panel Discussion / Symposia / Debates

Panel members are expected to work together to present different perspectives on a chosen theme, and to pose questions or raise points for participants’ discussions. Explorations of hot topics through debates are also welcomed. The expected outcome is that, with contributions from the delegates, an aspect of knowledge has been reviewed or redefined or that new ways of understanding it have emerged. Panel Discussion / Symposia / Debates are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

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Experimental Sessions

The primary focus of these session is to encourage delegate engagement and participation. Examples may include demonstrations, installations, design sessions, maker or hackathons, or interactive experiences. Sessions might result in the creation of outputs such as videos, learning objects or writings, to further emphasise engagement. Experimental session submissions are a maximum of 2 pages, including references.

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Submission Procedure

All submissions must be made via EasyChair.

The deadline for all submissions is midnight on 26 July 2019.

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 at

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EasyChair Guide

We have created a guide to using the paper submission tool EasyChair [PDF] to help you with the submission process.

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About SUSS

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is one of Singapore’s six national universities and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. The University provides an applied education that targets both fresh school leavers and adult learners, with a focus on the social sciences.


ASCILITE is an incorporated not-for-profit professional association for those engaged in the educational use of technologies in tertiary education. ASCILITE is a globally recognized and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with enhancing learning and teaching through the pedagogical use of technologies. We seek to shape the future of tertiary education, particularly through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices in tertiary education.

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