Calls for papers

 

International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning
International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning

 

Special Issue on: "Virtual Reality to Support Learning"


Guest Editors:
Prof. Charles Xiaoxue Wang and Assistant Prof. Michele Garabedian Stork, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA


In recent years and among the many smart technologies applied for learning, Virtual Reality (VR) has certainly become one of the most popular. In this Special Issue with the theme VR to Support Learning, we define VR as any technology that provides its users an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), or Hybrid Reality are included.

With this broad definition of VR, we call for manuscripts that (1) report individual and collaborative efforts and results in VR research projects; (2) examine systematic uses of VR to facilitate learning and instruction in different fields; (3) discuss theoretical concepts, pedagogical implications, ethics and policies relating to VR uses; (4) describe the synthesised VR landscape to reveal current trends and development issues related to VR applications and research. Other manuscripts covering VR-related topics are also cordially invited. If you have any questions about the topic relevance, please communicate with the Guest Editors (details below).

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Individual and collaborative efforts and results in VR research projects
  • Systematic uses of VR to facilitate learning and instruction in different fields
  • Discussing theoretical concepts, pedagogical implications, ethics and policies related to VR uses
  • Describing the synthesised VR landscape to reveal current trends and development issues related to VR applications and research
  • Other manuscripts covering VR-related topics

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Dr. Charles Xiaoxue Wang: xxwang@fgcu.edu
Dr. Michele Garabedian Stork: mistork@fgcu.edu


Important Dates

Initial proposal submission: Please submit a brief overview of the manuscript (under 600 words) through emails to both Drs. Wang and Stork by 15 September, 2019. Proposals after 15 September, 2019 will not be considered.

Manuscripts due by: 15 November, 2019

Notification to authors: 31 December, 2019

Final versions due by: 31 January, 2020