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International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning


Young Researcher Special Issue on: "Ground-breaking Ideas in Technology Enhanced Learning"

Guest Editors:
Moshe Leiba, Tel Aviv University and Levinsky Teachers' College, Israel
Luis P. Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
Peter Kraker, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Ana Loureiro, University of Aveiro/Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Andriani Piki, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Andrej Afonin, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Olga Pustovalova, State University of Moldova, Moldova
Maria Perifanou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

IJTEL is interested in supporting young researchers and graduate student members of the TEL community. We want to encourage a debate on innovative ideas, visions, and the future of TEL research, driven by young researchers in the many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area.

This Young Researcher special issue is designed for all junior researchers (post-graduate students, PhD students, post-docs) working in research related to technology-enhanced learning in both academia and industry. The purpose of this special issue is manifold:

  • to provide opportunities for cross-fertilization of knowledge and ideas among young researchers;
  • to allow young researchers to present their ground breaking fresh ideas, visions and research work;
  • to promote an international collaboration and exchange of ideas between young researchers; and
  • to discuss the future of TEL research by identifying trends and hot topics in the area.

Authors are especially encouraged to submit a 'visionary' article, i.e. one that describes fresh ideas, motivations, impacts and efficiencies or ideal outcomes of research and argues why they are important.

Young researchers are invited to submit articles with new innovative perspectives within the scope of:

  • Grand challenges in TEL
  • Emerging technologies and practices
  • Future scenarios
  • New policies and well-motivated requests for policy change
  • Position papers
  • Well-argued visions
  • Gap reports that identify new research frontiers
  • Roadmaps
Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Key issues in TEL: effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
  • Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
  • Web 2.0 and TEL
  • Semantic web and TEL
  • TEL and knowledge management
  • Adaptive and personalized hypermedia for TEL
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
  • Intelligent tutoring systems and automated feedback
  • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
  • Policies for the promotion of TEL in education
  • Serious games and 3D virtual environments
  • Connecting learners through TEL
  • Orchestrating TEL
Contributions from the following backgrounds are invited: Education, Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering, Sociology, Cognitive Science, as well as related disciplines.

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 abstract submission: 30 January, 2011 - extended!

Author notification for abstract: 20 February 2011

Submission deadline for full paper: 01 April, 2011

Authors notification for full paper: 01 May, 2011

Final papers submission: 01 June, 2011