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

Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart.
Singapore University of Social Sciences
2 – 5 December 2019

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 (Closed)

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 500 words, not including references. Academic and research posters generally have standard poster sizes of: A0 (841x1189mm) and A1 (594x841mm). 2 x A1 = 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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Pre-Conference Workshops

Contribute towards professional development in educational technology related topics. In many cases workshops are derived from staff development activities conducted previously at the presenters’ own institutions. Workshops enable participants to engage with colleagues and experts in specific fields, to acquire knowledge, enhance skills and develop broader perspective. Workshops will take place on Monday 2nd December 2019, prior to the official commencement of ASCILITE 2019 conference. Workshop submissions are a maximum of 3 pages (about 1,500 words).

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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. Extended Abstract submissions are a maximum of 500 words, not including references.

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Submission Procedure

All submissions must be made via EasyChair by midnight on 26 July 16 Aug 2019 (extended).

All submissions are blind peer reviewed following rigorous academic standards.

Authors can submit more than one paper, but must only appear as the first author on one paper.

Registration: Submitters agree that if their work if accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period and present the accepted work at ASCILITE 2019.

For more information about submissions or using the submission system, please email the conference committee at

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About SUSS

SUSS is a university with a rich heritage in providing lifelong, learner-centric and industry-relevant education. Our mission is to champion lifelong education to develop future thinkers and leaders to their fullest potential through our 3H’s education philosophy – ‘Head’ for professional competency with applied knowledge, ‘Heart’ for social awareness of the needs of the society, and ‘Habit’ for passion towards lifelong learning. We offer more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programmes, available in full- and part-time study modes which are flexible, modular and multi-faceted in learning experience to cater to both fresh school leavers and adult learners. We also launched a broad range of continuing education and training modular courses for the professional skills and knowledge upgrading of our workforce. To date, over 30,000 graduates have chosen SUSS as their university of choice. Each year, about 15,000 students are pursuing their full- and part-time studies with us.


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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