International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL),
Call for Papers. Young Researcher Special Issue on: "State-of-the-Art in TEL".
Peter Kraker, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Moshe Leiba, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Martina Rau, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Derick Leony and Israel Gutiérrez Rojas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dirk Börner, Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Antigoni Parmaxi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn, Germany
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.
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,
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
Young researchers are invited to submit articles with reviews of state-of-the-art researchin 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.
It is furthermore expected that reviews are written from an interdisciplinary point of view.
This means that every article is expected to provide references from at
least three disciplines: education, psychology and technology.
Furthermore, articles are required to include a section on research challenges that emerge from the state-of-the-art.
These challenges must be substantiated by a concrete scenario. Articles
that do not follow these basic guidelines will not be considered for
Lesk, M. 1996. The seven ages of information retrieval. UDT Occasional Papers, 5.
Sire, S., Bogdanov, E., Gillet, D., Palmer, M., 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
Notes for Prospective Authors
papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under
consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may
only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it
has been completely re-written).
papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors,
sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are
available on the Author Guidelines page.
Submission deadline for full paper: 28 February, 2012
Authors' notification for full paper: 16 April, 2012
Final paper submission: 5 June, 2012
Editors and Notes
All articles submitted for this special issue will be subject to a one-stage review process.
Authors should submit a full article which will be subjected to a
double blind peer review before publication. Articles must not exceed 15 pages,and in alignment with common standards for literature reviews, they are expected to include 50 or more references.
Authors should register on TELeurope, login, and join the group "IJTEL Young Researcher Special Issue". This call, as well as the submission instructions, can then be found on the group's page "Call for Papers YRSI 2012″. Additionally,
authors can use the group's discussion section to outline, discuss, and
get feedback on their initial ideas. Furthermore, the clinic provides a
platform for furthering cross-fertilisation among authors. Authors who
would like to invite co-authors to submit a joint paper can indicate
that fact when discussing their ideas. People who are interested in a
collaboration can then express their interest and leave their contact
information, so that the proposal's responsible authors can contact