International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Qiyun Wang
ISSN online: 2050-3962
ISSN print: 2050-3954
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The use of social media has drawn significant attention from educators in recent years. An increasing number of practitioners have started using social media in their teaching. IJSMILE proposes and fosters discussion on the affordances of social media (social networking sites) for teaching and learning, with emphasis on the potential ways and concerns of using social media in the educational context and implications for designing interactive and collaborative learning environments.


 Topics covered include

  • Social networking sites and web 2.0 tools for learning
  • Technological affordances of social media
  • Issues and concerns with using social media for learning
  • New technologies, e.g. iPad, iPhone, netbooks, e-books, cloud computing
  • Web-based collaborative and interactive learning
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Design and development of web-based learning environments
  • Informal learning with social technologies
  • Socio-cultural learning
  • Ubiquitous and mobile learning
  • Online course design and development
  • Online learning and life-long learning
  • Learning support and management systems

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The objectives of IJSMILE are to provide an avenue for practitioners and researchers to share their practices and concerns, and their empirical research studies on using social media and other web 2.0 tools to support formal and informal learning. It also aims to promote effective design and use of web-based learning environments for social interaction and collaboration. The international dimension is emphasised in order to get a full picture of social media usage in different cultural and educational contexts.


IJSMILE provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and teachers working in the field of educational technology, information technology, curriculum design and subject teaching to share their experiences and also to learn from each other's work.


IJSMILE publishes original research papers, case studies and conceptual papers. Special issues devoted to important topics in using social media for teaching and learning are also published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Wang, Qiyun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Zhu, Zhiting, East China Normal University, China

Advisory Board

  • Barker, Philip, University of Teesside, UK
  • Chen, Nian-Shing, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Collis, Betty, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Ho, Kwok Keung, HK Teachers' Association, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Kawachi, Paul, Open University of China, China
  • Kinshuk, , Athabasca University, Canada
  • Kommers, Piet, Emeritus University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Plomp, Tjeerd, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Van Den Akker, Jan, Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO), Netherlands

Editorial Board Members

  • Abedin, Babak, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Baijnath, Narend, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Chen, Li, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Dabbagh, Nada, George Mason University, USA
  • Gao, Ping, University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • Jegede, Olugbemiro, Association of African Universities, Ghana
  • Kang, Haijun, Kansas State University, USA
  • Khine, Myint Swe, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates
  • Lacasa, Pilar, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
  • Li, Wenhao, Central China Normal University, China
  • Looi, Chee-Kit, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Lu, Hong, Shandong Normal University, China
  • Mazer, Joseph, Clemson University, USA
  • Ni, Xiaopeng, Cleveland State University, USA
  • Nieveen, Nienke, Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO), Netherlands
  • Ozuem, Wilson, University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Pardo, Abelardo, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Ren, Youqun, East China Normal University, China
  • Sharma, Ramesh, University of Guyana, Guyana
  • Singh, Mohini, RMIT University, Australia
  • Wang, Lu, Capital Normal University, China
  • Woo, Huay Lit, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Yan, Hanbing, East China Normal University, China
  • Yang, Harrison Hao, State University of New York at Oswego, USA
  • Zhao, Jianhua, South China Normal University, China
  • Zulkardi, H., Universitas Sriwijaya, Indonesia


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