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International Journal of Education Economics and Development
International Journal of Education Economics and Development


Special Issue on: "Curriculum Design and Pedagogical Issues in Computing Education"

Guest Editors:
Saqib Saeed, University of Siegen, Germany
Dr. Izzat Mahmoud Alsmadi, Yarmouk University Jordan

Computing education is a challenging field due to high innovation levels resulting in a huge volume of literature with a relatively short lifecycle. Consequently, the computing faculty requires continuous involvement in research activities and syllabi updating. Furthermore, computing education requires extensive hands-on training sessions to enhance the skills of students in order to be successful in global job markets. Thus in the computing domain, traditional teaching methods are not optimal.

Advances in information and communication technologies have resulted in new forms of learning that require innovative pedagogical methodologies, curriculum and evaluation strategies. In this special issue, we focus on new approaches to pedagogy, curriculum design and evaluation strategies in relation to computing education.

Subject Coverage
The special issue invites the contributions with a special focus on computing discipline. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Best practices for computing teaching
  • Experience reports and case studies of teaching and learning computer science
  • Technology support in classroom environment for computing courses
  • Curriculum design for virtual computing courses
  • Computer based evaluation mechanisms in computing education
  • E Learning and computing education
  • Distance/virtual learning and implication for computing education
  • Role of multimedia learning system environments in computing education
  • Web 2.0 and computing education
  • Professional development of computing faculty
  • Computing education and digital divide

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

Deadline for papers submission: 31 March, 2011

Result notification: 30 April, 2011

Camera-ready paper submission: 31 May, 2011