Call for papers

Call for papers is now closed. A huge thank you from ascilite2014 to everyone who submitted! Watch this space for programme details, coming soon!

Key dates

  • Reviewing Process Ends 6 August
  • Completed Reviews sent back to authors (acceptance advice) 24 August
  • Accepted papers / revised papers due (full and concise) 10 September


The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) warmly invites everyone with an interest in educational technologies in tertiary education to join us at the 31st ascilite conference (23-26 Nov 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand). The Call for Papers is now open, and we are inviting contributions describing critical perspectives on the use of educational technology, under the following sub-themes:

  • Emerging technology practices (e.g., MOOCs, OERs, virtual reality, mobile learning, games or gamification)
  • Institution-wide technology integration (e.g., implementation of digital strategies)
  • Focus on research evidence (e.g., impact-focused methods such as educational design research, inquiry and action research, and experimental studies)
  • Technology-enhanced learning design
  • Learning analytics
  • Educational technology and society
  • Role of learning theories


Template files for submissions (more information on these types below):

Click here to go to the submission site.

Submission guidelines and procedures


  • To ensure a balanced and varied programme, any individual can only be the first author of one accepted (Full or Concise) paper. However, there is no limit on the number of times an individual can appear as an author.
  • Contributions of other formats (i.e., poster, sharing practice, workshop) do not count towards the limit of one first authorship for papers.
  • Submissions for Full or Concise Paper must be suitable for blind reviewing. This involves the authors and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken:
    1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with “Author” and year used in the references instead of the authors’ name, article title, etc.
    2. With Microsoft Word documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties of the file. Remove author identifying information via File > Properties in the MS Word and then re-save document.
  • Both Full and Concise papers are eligible for the ascilite Outstanding Paper awards.
  • Poster Awards will recognise the best poster displays.
  • File size for any single submission must not exceed 2 MB.


  1. Download and fill out your format-specific template.
  2. Click here to create your new account as an Author. If you are a Reviewer and already have an account with our paper submission system, simply add Author to your role via My Profile.
  3. Upload your completed template and your submission details before 30th May for Workshops, and before 30th June for all other formats.
  4. Check the status of your submission here.
  5. Register for the conference before 3rd October (for Early Bird discount).
  6. Sign up for further announcements via Twitter (user: @ascilite14).

Submission formats and templates

Full paper (refereed)
Full papers may feature significant reviews, reports on medium-large scale research studies, evaluations, developments or projects. Full papers are expected to present quality research and require that the paper be original and have the potential to produce results that are sufficiently general for theoretical and/or practical knowledge to be recognisably increased.

Full paper proposals are a maximum of 10 pages, including references.

Full paper template (Word doc)

Concise paper (refereed)
Concise papers are around work-in-progress for pilot studies, small scale exploratory projects, reports on highly specialised topics or conceptual papers on recent developments. Concise papers also encompass reviews of key new directions for developing research-based best practices and for conducting research into practices in technology supported teaching and learning.

Concise paper proposals are a maximum of 4 pages, including references.

Concise paper template (Word doc)

Posters enable individuals or groups to display information about innovative projects or activities in an informal, interactive environment.

Poster proposals are a maximum of one page, including references. Accepted posters will be displayed on poster boards at the conference venue, with the additional option for the digital version (.pdf) to be shared via the conference website.

Poster template (Word doc)

Sharing practice
The new Sharing practice stream is an opportunity for practitioners to showcase an innovative teaching and learning practice. These can include: alternative or new pedagogical approaches; reinvigorated ‘old’ ideas; reflections on teaching practices that worked/did not work.

Sessions will be 25 minutes long or, if a strong case is made, up to 50 minutes. Presentations can be made either individually or in a group, with an emphasis on interactivity. Sessions which feature hands-on activities, demonstrations, panels or discussions will be viewed positively.

Proposals are a maximum of one page, including references. An important component is a description of the format, addressing the strategies that will be used to engage the audience. In addition, you should list all presenters and ensure that all have agreed to participate.

Sharing practice template (Word doc)

Workshops contribute towards professional development in educational technology related topics. In many cases the 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, acquire knowledge, enhance skills and develop broader perspectives. Please note that attendees’ fees contribute to the overall conference event.

Workshop template (Word doc)