International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Ambjörn Naeve
ISSN online: 1753-5263
ISSN print: 1753-5255
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IJTEL fosters multidisciplinary discussion and research on technology enhanced learning (TEL) approaches at the individual, organisational, national and global levels. It aims to provide a holistic and multidisciplinary discussion on technology enhanced learning research issues; to promote the international collaboration and exchange of ideas and know-how on technology enhanced learning; and to investigate strategies on how technology enhanced learning can promote sustainable development.


 Topics covered include

  • Technology enhanced learning (TEL) domain
  • Key issues: effective strategies, learning models/theories
  • ICT deployment in education: policy, integration, extensibility, interoperability
  • Pedagogical theories/models, constructivist approaches
  • Collaborative/context aware/personalised approaches
  • Communities of learners
  • Web 2.0, semantic web
  • Adaptive/personalised hypermedia, metadata/content standards
  • Free/open source software, ubiquitous/pervasive/grid technologies
  • Intelligent agents, learning management systems, emerging technologies
  • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
  • Surveys of TEL adoption in education
  • TEL tools/emerging technologies, new generation TEL
  • Government policies for TEL promotion
  • Challenges, future of TEL, roadmaps for the future


More topics...

Technology Enhanced Learning: An Emerging Episteme

  • The technology enhanced learning domain: philosophical routes, demonstration of various communities, success stories, lessons learned
  • Technology enhanced learning key issues: effective strategies, learning models and theories
  • Deployment of ICTs in education, policy issues of TEL, integration issues, extensibility, interoperability

Technology Enhanced Learning: The Theories

  • Pedagogical theories and models of TEL
  • Constructivist approaches to TEL
  • Collaborative/context aware/personalised TEL approaches
  • Communities of learners and TEL

Technology Enhanced Learning: The Technologies

  • Web 2.0 and TEL
  • Semantic web and TEL
  • Adaptive and personalised hypermedia for TEL
  • Metadata and content standards and TEL
  • Free and open source software for TEL
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
  • Intelligent agents for TEL
  • Learning management systems
  • Emerging technologies
  • Grid technologies for learning

Technology Enhanced Learning: The Practices

  • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
  • Surveys of TEL adoption in education
  • Future of TEL

Technology Enhanced Learning: The Applications in Domains

  • TEL tools/emerging technologies and new generation TEL
  • Challenges for the future; specification of government policies for the promotion of TEL in education
  • Roadmaps for the future



More on this journal...

Technology enhanced learning is the best term to describe the domain of knowledge society technologies as applied in the learning context. "Learning for anyone, at any time, at any place" is the motto. With the shift towards the knowledge society, the change of working conditions and the high-speed evolution of information and communication technologies, peoples' knowledge and skills need continuous updating.

Learning, based on collaborative working, creativity, multidisciplinary, adaptiveness, intercultural communication and problem solving, has taken on an important role in everyday life. The learning process is becoming pervasive, both for individuals and organisations, in formal education, in the professional context and as part of leisure activities. Learning should be accessible to every citizen, independent of age, education, social status and tailored to his/her individual needs. To meet these social challenges is a leading issue of research on the use of technology to support learning (e.g. The Technology Enhanced Learning Action within the 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development).

In the context of the knowledge society, the focus of research in this area has been set on applications of technologies for user-centered learning, building on the concept of human learning and on sound pedagogical principles, with the key objectives to be:

  • To increase the efficiency of learning for individuals, groups
  • To facilitate transfer and sharing of knowledge in organisations
  • To contribute to a deeper understanding of the learning process by exploring links between human learning, cognition and technologies
  • To promote humanistic visions for a better world based on open learning for all


IJTEL aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: academia, industry and government, which summarise the three pillars where a new scientific publication can play a significant role.


IJTEL publishes original research papers providing significant results, and also short communications about innovative ideas and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal. IJTEL is an international journal; country-specific studies are considered valuable only if the local practice instantiates an issue or question that pertains to technology-enhanced learning in general. Other submissions encouraged are:

  • Research Articles reporting mature work, requiring comprehensive explanation of conceptual background, methodology, data analysis, and evaluation. Submissions should state: major issue(s) addressed, significance and impact of the work, theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, implications.
  • Research Notes describing significant contributions beyond the state of the art, which may still be in progress, of smaller scale, or that can be reported briefly.

Indicative (non-binding) recommendation about the length:

  • Research articles: up to 12 pages
  • Research Notes: up to 6 pages

Further methodological and stylistic guidance can be found in Derntl (2014): Basics of Research Paper Writing and Publishing, IJTEL 6(2), 105-123.



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Editor in Chief

  • Naeve, Ambjörn, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Managing Editor

    • Zefkili, Konstantina N., Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece

    Associate Editor Africa

    • Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Associate Editors America

    • Boston, Roger Lee, Houston Community College System, USA
    • Mezey, Paul G., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Associate Editors Asia

    • Campbell, Piers, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
    • Yu, Zhiwen, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

    Associate Editors Europe

    • Devedzic, Vladan, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Feller, Joseph, University College Cork, Ireland
    • Gillet, Denis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
    • Klamma, Ralf, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    • Kraker, Peter, Graz University of Technology, Austria
    • Maillet, Katherine, Groupe des Ecoles de Télécommunications / Instiut National des Télécommunications, France
    • Neumann, Gustaf, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
    • Ng, Kia C., University of Leeds, UK
    • Twining, Peter, Open University, UK
    • Vossen, Gottfried, University of Muenster, Germany

    Regional Editor Africa

    • Dzvimbo, Kuzvinetsa Peter, African Virtual University and World Bank, USA

    Regional Editor America

    • Jonassen, David, University of Missouri, USA

    Regional Editor Asia

    • Al-Sultan, Khaled S., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

    Regional Editor Europe

    • Scott, Peter, The Open University, UK

    Regional Editors Oceania

    • Martin, Bill, RMIT University, Australia
    • McNaught, Carmel, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

    Editorial Board Members

    • Allegra, Mario, CNR - Italian National Research Council, Italy
    • Attwell, Graham, Pontydysgu, UK
    • Badii, Atta, University of Reading, UK
    • Bopp, Matthias, Germany
    • Bouras, Christos J., University Of Patras, Greece
    • Boyle, Tom, London Metropolitan University, UK
    • Braz, Maria, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
    • Brooks, Christopher, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • Burgos, Daniel, ATOS Origin, Spain
    • Calvi, Licia, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
    • Chamberlain, Alan, University of Nottingham, UK
    • Cisic, Dragan, University of Rijek, Croatia
    • Clarke, Jody, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
    • Couros, Alec, University of Regina, Canada
    • Damiani, Ernesto, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    • Dieterle, Edward, Harvard University, USA
    • Dong, Ming, Wayne State University, USA
    • Droege, Scott, Western Kentucky University, USA
    • Fok, Apple W P, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Forment, Marc Alier, UPC, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
    • Francq, Pascal, Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    • Garcia, Laura Sαnchez, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
    • Gasevic, Dragan, Athabasca University, Canada
    • Groen, Martin, University of Bristol, UK
    • Hall, Lynne, University of Sunderland, UK
    • Hatala, Marek, Simon Fraser Universit, Canada
    • Hoecht, Christian, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    • Hofer, Margit, Centre For Social Innovation - ZSI, Austria
    • Hua, Jing, Wayne State University, USA
    • Jegede, Olu, National Open University of Nigeria, Nigeria
    • Jerman-Blazic, Borka, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Jones, Nory B., University of Maine, USA
    • Jonsson, Alex, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (KTH), Sweden
    • Jovanovic, Jelena, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Kalz, Marco, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
    • Kamthan, Pankaj, Concordia University, Canada
    • Kamtsiou, Vana, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
    • Karapidis, Alexander, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
    • Kieslinger, Barbara, Centre For Social Innovation - ZSI, Austria
    • Knudsen, Claus, Lillehammer University College, Norway
    • Koch, Stefan, Vienna University of Economics and Business Adminisration, Austria
    • Koper, Rob, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
    • Koskinen, Tapio, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
    • Kranz, Matthias, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
    • Kravcik, Milos, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    • Law, Effie Lai-Chong, University of Leicester, UK
    • Lefrère, Paul, Open University, UK
    • Lindstaedt, Stefanie, Know-Center GmbH, Austria
    • Liu, Ying, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Maier, Ronald, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    • Makropoulos, Constantin, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
    • Mor, Yishay, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
    • Morgado, Leonel, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
    • Newman, Julian C., Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    • Nguyen, Lemai, Deakin University, Australia
    • Nilsson, Mikael, Uppsala University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
    • O Brien, Emma, University of Limerick, Ireland
    • Pahl, Claus, Dublin City University, Ireland
    • Palmér, Matthias, Uppsala University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
    • Ras, Eric, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
    • Rebman Jr., Carl M., The University of San Diego, USA
    • Ruth, Alison, Griffith University, Australia
    • Sarr, Ndiwarr, Universite Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal
    • Scharl, Arno, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
    • Shi, Yuanchun, Tsinghua University, China
    • Shimic, Goran, University of Blegrade and Military Academy, Serbia
    • Simon, Bernd, Knowledge Markets Consulting, Austria
    • Sinha, Saurabh, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    • Thérin, François, EDHEC Business School, France
    • Tochtermann, Klaus, Know-Center Graz & Graz University of Technology, Austria
    • Tomblin, M. Shane, Marshall University, USA
    • Turpeinen, Marko, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (KTH), Sweden
    • Wernberg-Tougaard, Christian, Unisys, Denmark
    • Wild, Fridolin, The Open University, UK
    • Wolpers, Martin, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
    • Wong, P.C., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Yli-Luoma, Pertti V.J., University of Oulu, Finland
    • Zaphiris, Panayiotis, City University, UK
    • Zhang, Dongsong, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA


    A few essentials for publishing in this journal


    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
    • Research Papers and Research Notes are encouraged.
    • There are no fees for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


    Submission process


    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

    Read our Submitting articles page.



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      The editors of the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning cordially invite you to submit expressions of interest for the FP7-funded TELL US Awards. The competition is open to both small and large enterprises, innovators, students, teachers and professors from the 28 EU Member States, and entries must be products and/or services which already exist and which have been tested and deployed in a classroom. This is a great opportunity to compete for prizes which will help you to introduce your technical ideas into classrooms all over Europe. Visit the competition website for further information.