The TELall Blog: 2017 in Review

Dr Chris Campbell, Griffith University

After a competition to name the new ASCILITE blog, which was won by Michael Sankey, a long time ASCILITE member, the TELall blog commenced at the end of 2016. The first blog post was by the ASCILITE President Dominique Parrish (University of Wollongong). Since that time the blog has had contributions from 19 academics/professional staff located in Australasia and further afield. Blog posts have been created by authors from a variety of institutions with a total of 14 institutions represented in 2017.

Highlights of the TELall blog include a three part series on digital literacy by Mark Brown (Dublin City University); several posts on learning analytics including one by Mark Nichols (Open University UK) and another from Danny Liu (University of Sydney); as well as some thought provoking posts on learning design including a two part series from Eva Dobozy (Curtin University) and Panos Vlachopoulos (Macquarie University) and a post from Matt Bower (Macquarie University). We have also featured posts on topics related to the new ASCILITE SIGs that were launched at the 2017 conference. These have been authored by Carina Bossu (University of Tasmania) on open education and Julie Willems (RMIT) and Helen Farley (USQ) on the new digital equity and diversity SIG.

Other posts include one from Belinda Tynan (RMIT) who was one of the 2016 conference keynote presenters. Peter Mellow (Melbourne) contributed with an interesting post on indigenous education while Sasha Nikolic (Wollongong) wrote a post on mixed reality pedagogy.

I would like to thank all of the blog authors for their contributions in 2017.

The full list of 2017 Blog post authors, affiliations and topics are shown in the table below*.  You can access and read these posts in the side menu opposite.

Dominique Parrish (University of Wollongong) Welcome to the new TELall blog
Helen Farley (University of Southern Queensland) Reflections on the CMP
Naomi Ryan & Susan Hopkins (University of Southern Queensland) Exploring the application of alternative digital platforms
Mark Nichols (The Open University UK) Keeping Analytics do-able
Mark Northover (Auckland University of Technology) Why you should CMALT
Lisa Tee (Curtin University) Are we there yet? Making Curriculum Visible to Students
Belinda Tynan (RMIT University) Community is Important
Helen Farley (University of Southern Queensland) Taking Digital Learning to Prison
Mark Schier (Swinburne University of Technology) ASCILITE – What’s in it for me?
Danny Liu (University of Sydney) What do Academics really want from Learning Analytics
Helen Farley (University of Southern Queensland) ASCILITE2017 Here We Come!
Peter Mellow (The University of Melbourne) Considering Indigenous Pedagogy
Sasha Nikolic (University of Wollongong) Mixed Reality in the Classroom
Rob Phillips (Murdoch University) How well has TEL contributed to contemporary tertiary education?
Matt Bower (Macquarie University) Abstracting technology-enhanced learning design principles
Mark Brown (Dublin City University) Digital Literacy – Part 1
Mark Brown (Dublin City University) Digital Literacy – Part 2
Mark Brown (Dublin City University) Digital Literacy – Part 3
Eva Dobozy & Panos Vlachopoulos (Curtin & Macquarie University) Learning Design – Not Just Another Buzzword – Part 1
Eva Dobozy & Panos Vlachopoulos (Curtin & Macquarie University) Learning Design – Not Just Another Buzzword – Part 2
Carina Bossu (University of Tasmania) First Steps in Becoming an Open Practitioner
Julie Willems & Helen Farley (RMIT & University of Southern Queensland) Equity & Diversity

If you wish to contribute to the ASCILTE TELall blog you are more than welcome. Topics vary but are generally on current topics on technology enhanced learning in higher education. Please don’t hesitate to email me or email the ASCILITE secretariat
*Table modified from the 2017 ASCILITE President’s Report.