Call for papers


Int. J. of Mobile Learning and Organisation


Special Issue on: "Technological Transformations in Open and Innovative Education in the Mobile Era"


Guest Editor:
Dr. Kam Cheong LI, The Open University of Hong Kong, China


Openness and innovation are major trends in contemporary education, influencing the whole spectrum of education institutions across the globe. At the same time, open and innovative education is being transformed by technological advancements and breakthroughs in the mobile era. Modes of learning and teaching are becoming more open and innovative in terms of time, space, curriculum contents, organisation, pedagogical methods, infrastructure and requirements. This change does not only happen in open universities, but also conventional tertiary institutions, as well as schools. The rapid developments of massive open online courses and academic analytics are examples that well manifest the global trend of technology use in open and innovative learning. In this special issue, educational experts and researchers are invited to share their ideas, practices and research findings on how open and innovative education has been, and will be, transformed by technological developments.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovations in educational technology
  • Technological advancements in open education
  • Technology-enhanced pedagogy
  • Innovative use of technology in curriculum development
  • Mobile and ubiquitous learning
  • Academic analytics
  • Open educational resources and massive open online courses
  • Roles of technology in student engagement and learning design
  • Social media and technology-mediated learning communities
  • Innovative approaches to apply technology in higher education management


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted 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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor Dr. Kam Cheong LI at


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 31 October, 2017


Notification to authors: 29 December, 2017


Final versions due by: 28 February, 2018