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Call for papers: The future learning environment, pedagogical and technological perspectives

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education welcomes submissions to the thematic series on "The future learning environment, pedagogical and technological perspectives".

For over a decade, educational researchers and practitioners have been exploring how innovative means could be integrated into traditional learning in order to enrich learning experience and enhance learning effectiveness. Enabled by these innovative means, brand new learning environments can be created to better support teaching and learning activities in different subject disciplines at different levels. They emphasize learning flexibility, effectiveness, efficiency, engagement, and reflectiveness, where both formal and informal learning are integrated. It is believed that learning experience can be enriched and that learning effectiveness can be enhanced, through the adaptation of individual learning traits and preferences, increased degree of engagement, timely feedback and guidance, and provision of media-rich contents. Along with the advent of mobile and smart devices, the learning environments would operate on huge heterogeneous network infrastructures which provide augmented experiences that can mobilize learning activities, encourage interactive collaborations through social media, and at the same time facilitate the collection of learning-related data for analytic purposes. All these are actively investigated by educational researchers and practitioners in the field. The intent of this call is to disseminate the latest research findings and share good practices on the future learning environments, from both pedagogical and technological perspectives.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • AR and VR for learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Blended learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Content development
  • Educational big data
  • Flipped classroom
  • Game-based learning
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Interactive learning systems
  • Instructional design
  • Instructional technology
  • Open and flexible learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Mobile learning
  • Open educational resources
  • Pedagogical and psychological issues
  • Student advising and assessment
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Virtual learning space

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 on "The future learning environment, pedagogical and technological perspectives". All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2020

Guest Editors

Simon K.S. Cheung, The Open University of Hong Kong
Lam For Kwok, City University of Hong Kong
Kongkiti Phusavat, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Harrison Yang, SUNY Oswego, USA

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

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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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