Call for Papers–Special issue titled “Learning and Identity in Virtual Learning Environments”

The Journal of Experimental Education (JXE) has just released a Call for Papers for a special issue to be published online in 2019 and in paper format in early 2020, entitled “Learning and Identity in Virtual Learning Environments.” This special issue seeks to provide education scholars with insight into current theoretical and methodological approaches to conceptualize, facilitate, and empirically examine learning and identity in virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as games, virtual realities, and simulations. A major goal for this issue is to illuminate characteristics of VLEs that provide learning and identity change opportunities, explicate learning and identity development within VLEs, and/or demonstrate the role of educators and contexts in supporting learning and identity change in VLEs.

The guest editors of the special issue are Aroutis Foster and Mamta Shah of Drexel University.

Prospective authors are required to provide the editors with a one-page summary (500 words max) by 11th May, 2018.The summary should provide a brief description of the topic and how the intended journal paper addresses learning and identity in virtual learning environments within one or more of the three main emphasis areas of JXE: Learning, Instruction, and Cognition; Motivation and Social Processes; or Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design. For the accepted summaries, the full manuscripts will be due by 11th January, 2019.

The full Call for Papers and a timeline for the submission and review process are available at

One-page summaries and queries should be submitted to However, kindly note that manuscripts are *not* to be sent to this email address (see the Call for Papers for submission instructions).

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