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Can artificial intelligence transform higher education?

This thematic series will examine the potential and actual impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on higher education (HE). The focus is primarily on the use of AI for supporting teaching and learning.

Papers are invited on the following topics:

  • Pedagogical implications of AI for teaching and learning in HE
  • Research on the effectiveness of actual AI applications for teaching and learning in HE
  • The impact of AI on the assessment of learning
  • The potential of AI technologies to enhance teaching and learning in HE
  • The impact of AI on the role of human teachers in HE
  • Social and/or ethical issues in using AI for teaching and learning in HE
  • Costs and benefits of using AI in teaching and learning HE
  • The impact of AI on the management and administration of teaching and learning in HE
  • Priority will be given to papers that are based on actual applications of AI for teaching and learning in higher education, and which contain empirical research on outcomes and practices, although the editors are also interested in social and ethical issues that have arisen (or could arise) from the application of AI in HE.

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series ‘Can artificial intelligence transform higher education’. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions:  
5 August 2019

Lead guest editor
Tony Bates, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson Univeristy, Toronto, Canada

Guest editors
Cristóbal Cobo,  Center for Research - Ceibal Foundation, Montevideo, Uruguay
Olga Mariño, FLAG-TICSW Research Group, Systems and Computing Engineering Department, Universidad de los Andes
Steve Wheeler, Plymouth Institute of Education, United Kingdom

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed


Associated institutions

The International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education is associated with:

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Universidad de los Andes

Dublin City University

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Vytautas Magnus University

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This journal is indexed by

  • Scopus
  • Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI)
  • Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition
  • Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • ProQuest Central
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ

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