Call for Papers on Technology support for fostering life-long learning of learners with disabilities

Call for Papers

Special Issue on
Technology support for fostering life-long learning of learners with disabilities  in Journal of Educational Technology & Society (SSCI indexed)

Special issue publication date: January 2016

IMPORTANT DATES
Full papers due : 15 March 2015
Feedback to authors: 1 July 2015
Revised papers due: 5 September 2015
Special issue publication: January 2016

Technology support for learning and its societal impact have great potential to offer a wide range of opportunities and equality for learners with disabilities. Technology-enhanced learning environments provide opportunities for diffusion of knowledge anywhere and anytime, and hence are excellent vehicles for facilitating construction of knowledge within the frame of lifelong learning to foster transferable skills for all learners, including disabled learners.
Existing research suggests that instructional design and learning procedures need to adapt to learners’ characteristics and expectations to reach successful learning outcomes. This is particularly critical in life-long learning situations where the learning process primarily relies on the actions and motivation of the learners. Novel approaches are needed to be designed and developed to support learners with disabilities in such situations. Technology-enhanced learning environments therefore need to cater to different types of learner disabilities.
This special issue aims to offer insights into research directions related to pedagogy, technology, social impact and other related aspects of technology-enhanced learning environments in lifelong learning for learners with disabilities. Contributions are invited in, but are not limited to, the following topics:
-Technology support for learners with disabilities in social life
-Technology-enhanced learning environments for learners with disabilities
-Social networking tools as learning platform for learners with disabilities
-E-learning strategies as learning and teaching in education of learners with disabilities
-Using unobstructed information technology in education of learners with disabilities

PROCEDURE
Interested authors are invited to submit full manuscripts by 15 March 2015 using EasyChair system at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=etstech4llldisabilit
The papers should be no more than 7000 words each and should be formatted as per the author guidelines available at the ETS website:
http://www.ifets.info/rev.php?pub=true
Manuscripts should be original, unpublished, and not being considered for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to Journal of Educational Technology & Society or during the review process.

Guest Editors
Dr. Kursat Cagiltay, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Dr. Fahriye Altınay, Near East University, Nicosia
Dr. Zehra Altınay, Near East University, Nicosia
Dr. Mohamed Jemni, ALECSO, Tunis

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