Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology is the journal of ascilite, the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. It aims to promote research and scholarship on the integration of technology in tertiary education, promote effective practice, and inform policy.

AJET is indexed in EDITLib, the ACER Blended Online Learning and Distance Education research bank and EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service.

Prior to Volume 20, 2004, AJET was published under the title Australian Journal of Educational Technology.

If you encounter any issues with the AJET submission system and website please contact the ascilite Secretariat at


AJET Server Unavailable Friday 27th November 7am to 8am AEDT

In order to upgrade AJET's Open Journal Systems installation to the latest version, the AJET server will be unavailable this Friday from 7am Sydney time. We anticipate that this will take less than an hour.


NOW OPEN: Call for papers for 2016 Special Issue on Brain, mind and education: Understanding learning in digital environments

This special issue invites papers from education, neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and computer science researchers and seeks to show how collaboration between these disciplines is fundamental to furthering our understanding of tertiary education and learning in both online and blended learning settings.

Submission deadline: 29 January 2016

Full details available here.


Vol 31, No 5 (2015): Special Issue: Educational Design Research

Educational Design Research (EDR) is an emerging approach that attempts to bridge the demand for rigorous research with the development of relevant solutions to educational problems, particular those that involve technology. EDR constitutes a family of design-oriented approaches to educational research, including but not limited to design-based research, design and development research, and design-based implementation research. The purpose of this special issue is to advance EDR by showcasing exemplars of high quality design-oriented research in technology-supported post-secondary educational settings.

Table of Contents


Editorial 31(5): Special issue on educational design research (EDR) in post-secondary learning environments PDF
Theodore J Kopcha, Matthew M Schmidt, Susan McKenney

Special issue 2015

In search of design principles for developing digital learning & performance support for a student design task PDF
Lars Bollen, Hans van der Meij, Henny Leemkuil, Susan McKenney
Re-designing university courses to support collaborative knowledge creation practices PDF
Minna Lakkala, Auli Toom, Liisa Ilomäki, Hanni Muukkonen
Exploring College Students’ Online Help-Seeking Behavior in a Flipped Classroom with a Web-Based Help-Seeking Tool PDF
Erkan Er, Theodore J. Kopcha, Michael Orey, Wendy Dustman
Professional development in higher education: Designing and evaluating an interactive teaching resource portal PDF
Jen Scott Curwood, Martin Tomitsch, Kate Thomson, Graham Hendry
R-NEST: Design-Based Research for Technology-Enhanced Reflective Practice in Initial Teacher Education PDF
Bonnie Thompson Long, Tony Hall
Conjecture mapping to optimize the design-based research process PDF
Helen Wozniak


Educational design research: Signs of progress PDF
Thomas C Reeves

ISSN: 1449-5554