IJTEL invites paper submissions for a special issue targeting young researchers in the community of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). This call encourages a review of the state-of-the-art in TEL topics, accompanied by a description of the current and future work carried out by the authors researching within these topics.
This special issue is directed at all young researchers such as post-graduate students, PhD students and post-docs working in topics related to TEL both in academia and industry, and from different disciplines of the community (technologists, educationists, psychologists, etc.).
The purpose of the issue is manifold: (a) to provide a better overview of TEL research lines; (b) to investigate and expand current TEL research themes; (c) to promote international and multidisciplinary collaboration and the exchange of ideas among young researchers; (d) to encourage young researchers to formalise their research questions, topics and methodologies.
Young researchers are invited to submit articles with reviews of state-of-the-art research in any TEL-related area. Each focal area covered in this issue shall provide an authoritative, timely, accessible and critical overview on recent developments that are pertinent for TEL. The reviews should not only summarise existing literature, but also analyse, synthesise and interpret the state-of-the-art in a novel framework for thought. For example this can be done:
- by identifying different theories and/or approaches;
- by classifying different research waves (see e.g. Lesk 1995);
- by elaborating different dimensions (see e.g. Sire et al. 2011);
- by developing a taxonomy;
- or by elaborating tensions, disagreements, etc. between the different works of the past.
Lesk, M. 1996. The seven ages of information retrieval. UDT Occasional Papers, 5.
Sire, S. et al. 2011. Introducing qualitative dimensions to analyse the usefulness of Web 2.0 platforms as PLEs. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3(1).
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
- Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
- Web 2.0 and TEL
- Semantic web and TEL
- Computer-supported collaborative learning
- TEL and knowledge management
- Emotional and motivational aspects of TEL
- Adaptive and personalised 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
- Educational games
- 3D virtual environments
- Augmented reality in TEL
- Connecting learners through TEL
- Orchestrating TEL
- Interoperability in TEL
- Learning analytics and educational data mining
- Formative assessment and feedback
- Ambient displays and wearable devices
- Visualisation techniques for learning
- Awareness and reflection in TEL
Submission deadline for full paper: 28 February, 2012
Authors’ notification for full paper: 16 April, 2012
Final paper submission: 5 June, 2012