4 February 2007

Call for papers: Mobility: Adding Flexibility to Web-based Communities


Call for papers: Mobility: Adding Flexibility to Web-based Communities

A special issue of the International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC)

Important Dates:
Formal call for papers: Beginning February 2007
Deadline for paper submission: 30 April 2007
Reviewers reports finalised and reports sent to authors: End May 2007 to mid-June2007
Deadline for revised manuscripts: Mid-August 2007

David M. Kennedy, (Editor) and Piet Kommers (Co-editor) of this Special Issue invite scholarly articles from colleagues around the world to contribute to the topic of mobility. Articles may address the theme from a variety of perspectives. The following questions are offered as stimulus for potential authors. Specific evidence-based studies would be welcome on any of these (or other) aspects of the theme:

To what extent are mobile technologies impacting upon communities of educational practice?

Can mobile technologies simultaneously support flexibility and improved learning outcomes?

Who are the best users and creators of content in a mobile environment: the instructor or the student?

What is the contribution of the student experience of mobile learning to the current institutional models for curriculum design and implementation?

What impact are web 2.0 technologies having on improving and/ or changing community engagement and interaction?

Are there specific cultural issues in the use of mobile devices for web-based communities?

How are web-based communities evolving to support greater flexibility of engagement and interaction?

How is the integration of wired and wireless environments impacting on, or supporting, web-based communities?

For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.

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