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International Journal of Innovation in Education
International Journal of Innovation in Education


Special Issue on: "Interactive Media in Education"

Prof. Dr. Heike Wiesner, Berlin School of Economics, Germany
Dr. Sabine Zauchner, Danube University Krems, Austria
Dr. Pak Tee Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

This special issue will explore the technological, educational, social, political and academic effects of interactive media for teaching and learning. In particular, it is keen to examine various advantages, tensions, dilemmas and contradictions experienced by educators, teachers and students working with heterogeneous yet collaborative interactive media.

The issue involves complex and multi-faceted challenges such as education policies, curriculum reforms, legal issues, learning methods. Moreover, the challenges faced may differ from educational institution to educational institution in each country, and from country to country. Therefore, concepts will have to take into account the specific technological nature and cultural setting of the interactive media in education in question, the context it is located, the teachers' and the students' profiles, the historical background of the country or region, local habits, needs and practices, ethics and also religious beliefs.

Subject Coverage
Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:
  • Technologies, techniques and tools
  • Practical integration of learning-oriented applications (e-learning, podcasts, web 2.0-applications such as blogs, wikis, etc.) into educational systems and institutions
  • Diversity (gender, age, cultural and religious backgrounds, etc.) in the fields of interactive learning and teaching
  • Tacit knowledge, informal learning and diversity aspects
  • Socio-cultural issues of interactive media in curriculum and assessment reform in education
  • Strategies and/or case studies of interactive media in education (classroom, school, system levels)
  • Training and development issues of interactive media in education
  • The dilemmas and tensions of interactive media in education
  • The relationship between interactive media in education and other developments such as knowledge management, organizational learning and human resource management in the diversity-oriented education area
  • Interactive media in the current and future educational landscape: technological, socio-cultural and political trends

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All 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

Important Dates

Proposal deadline (optional): 31 December, 2009

Full paper deadline: 15 February, 2010

Notification of status and acceptance of paper: 30 April, 2010

Final version of paper: 1 September 2010