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


Special Issue on: "Creativity in Technology Enhanced Learning"

Guest Editors:
Natasa Lackovic and Radzuwan Ab Rashid, Nottingham University, UK
Michelle Liang, Fudan University, China
Carolina Islas Sedano, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto, Finland
Antigoni Parmaxi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Sebastian Kelle, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, Germany
John Cook, London Metropolitain University, UK

IJTEL invites paper submissions for a special issue targeting young researchers in the community of technology enhanced learning (TEL). This call encourages the reporting of experiences and ideas on innovative approaches in TEL that foster the creativity of learners, teachers or content authors, accompanied by a description of current and future work carried out by authors researching within these topics.

The issue especially encourages PhD candidates and early career researchers to submit their work. However, the submissions of all researchers working in topics related to TEL both in academia and industry, and from different disciplines of the community (technologists, educationists, psychologists, etc.) will be considered for acceptance.

The purpose of the issue is manifold: (a) to provide a better overview of creativity-sensitive TEL research lines; (b) to investigate and expand current TEL research themes; (c) to promote international and multidisciplinary collaboration and the exchange of ideas among young researchers; (d) to encourage young researchers to formulate their research questions, topics and methodologies.

Researchers are invited to submit articles with experiential reports, experimental reports and innovative idea outlines. Each of these shall provide an authoritative, timely, accessible and critical overview of how creativity is being fostered in TEL. Submissions should not only include in-depth insight into the authors’ ideas and experiences, but should also analyse, synthesise and interpret related work that shows the trend in TEL to support the burst of creativity in different fields, building a novel framework for thought. This can be done, for example:

  • by identifying different theories and/or approaches, such as mobile learning or open educational resources;
  • by developing a taxonomy;
  • or by elaborating on the different works of the past (e.g. in a literature review) and on how they make an impact on the emergence of creativity as new focal topic in TEL.

Furthermore, submissions can be written from a specific point of view, but also from an interdisciplinary point of view. Three disciplines can, for example, serve as basis: education, psychology and technology. But different approaches (purely pedagogical or purely technological) are also eligible.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Effective learning strategies, models and methodologies
  • Deployment of ICTs in educational practice
  • Social networks and TEL
  • Open educational resources
  • Semantic web and TEL
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • TEL and knowledge management
  • Emotional and motivational aspects of TEL
  • Adaptive and personalised 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
  • Educational games
  • 3D virtual environments
  • Augmented reality in TEL
  • Connecting learners through TEL
  • Orchestrating TEL
  • Interoperability in TEL
  • Learning analytics and educational data mining
  • Formative assessment and feedback
  • Ambient displays and wearable devices
  • Visualisation techniques for learning
  • Awareness and reflection in TEL
  • Speech recognition in TEL

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

Submission deadline: 15 February, 2013 (extended)