13 December 2010

Call for papers: Young Researcher Special Issue on: Ground-breaking Ideas in Technology Enhanced Learning

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning

IJTEL is interested in supporting young researchers and graduate student members of the TEL community. We want to encourage a debate on innovative ideas, visions, and the future of TEL research, driven by young researchers in the many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area.

This Young Researcher special issue is designed for all junior researchers (post-graduate students, PhD students, post-docs) working in research related to technology-enhanced learning in both academia and industry. The purpose of this special issue is manifold:
  • to provide opportunities for cross-fertilization of knowledge and ideas among young researchers;
  • to allow young researchers to present their ground breaking fresh ideas, visions and research work;
  • to promote an international collaboration and exchange of ideas between young researchers; and
  • to discuss the future of TEL research by identifying trends and hot topics in the area.
Authors are especially encouraged to submit a 'visionary' article, i.e. one that describes fresh ideas, motivations, impacts and efficiencies or ideal outcomes of research and argues why they are important.

Young researchers are invited to submit articles with new innovative perspectives within the scope of:
  • Grand challenges in TEL
  • Emerging technologies and practices
  • Future scenarios
  • New policies and well-motivated requests for policy change
  • Position papers
  • Well-argued visions
  • Gap reports that identify new research frontiers
  • Roadmaps
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Key issues in TEL: effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
  • Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
  • Web 2.0 and TEL
  • Semantic web and TEL
  • TEL and knowledge management
  • Adaptive and personalized hypermedia for TEL
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
  • Intelligent tutoring systems and automated feedback
  • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
  • Policies for the promotion of TEL in education
  • Serious games and 3D virtual environments
  • Connecting learners through TEL
  • Orchestrating TEL
Contributions from the following backgrounds are invited: Education, Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering, Sociology, Cognitive Science, as well as related disciplines.

Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December, 2010
Author notification for abstract: 05 January, 2011
Submission deadline for full paper: 28 February, 2011
Authors notification for full paper: 01 April, 2011
Final papers submission: 01 May, 2011

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