Calls for papers


International Journal of Services and Standards
International Journal of Services and Standards


Special Issue on: "Technology-mediated Proactive Learning"

Guest Editors:
Simon K. S. Cheung and Kong Kam Cheong Li, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Fu Lee Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
Jeanne Lam, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong
Reggie Kwan, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Undoubtedly, technology has become an integral part of all aspects of education, broadly covering curriculum planning and design, content development and delivery, knowledge transfer and management, communication among learners and instructors, assessment and programme evaluation.

In a technology-enabled learning environment, students can learn in new and more proactive ways. This aligns itself with ideas of student-centred learning. Technology-mediated proactive learning is now one of the important topics in the field for further investigation.

This special issue aims to explore how technology can be used to enable proactive learning so as to enhance learning effectiveness and enrich learning experience. Areas to be explored include blended learning, collaborative learning, intelligent tutoring, mobile learning, ubiquitous learning and learning platform and advising systems. The intention of the issue is to disseminate research and share experience in technology-mediated proactive learning.

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

  • Blended learning in practice
  • Mobile learning and ubiquitous learning
  • Use of social media for learning
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning
  • Intelligent tutoring and advising systems
  • Learning platforms and content management systems
  • Massive open online courses
  • Institutional policies on technology-enhanced learning
  • Knowledge management through technology
  • Educational administration through technology

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.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 November, 2015