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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on “The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning”

Special issue on
“The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning”

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
a SCOPUS and Web of Science – Emerging Sources (Thomson Reuters) indexed Journal
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

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Extended deadline: May 20, 2016

Guest Editors:
• Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
• Demetrios G. Sampson, Curtin University, Australia

Other Important dates:
• Notification to the authors: June 20, 2016
• Camera ready paper: July 20, 2016
• Publication of the special issue: mid September, 2016

Open access to digital educational resources and tools (typically referred to as Open Educational Resources – OERs) and/or online courses (typically referred to as Massive Open Online Courses – MOOCs) has attracted significant attention worldwide from the different key stakeholders in Education and Training.  Despite the fact that the open access movement in Education has the potential to lead a disruptive Social Innovation in teaching and learning (including assessing of learning as well as accreditation of competences and qualifications), concerns are expressed that it could also lead to deepen the digital divide between regions, states and continents.
Ideally, unfolding the full potential of opening up education, anticipates not only the affordable availability and maintenance of efficient digital infrastructures, but mainly networks of people and professionals (representing the various existing key stakeholders in education, but also new ones emerged as a result of the transformations happening outside the formal educational settings) who are actively engaged in leading and supporting sustainable changes.
Digital technologies are the key enabler for the anticipated social innovations in education and learning through the open access movement. Furthermore, new challenges for governments, educational institutes, non-profit organizations, the private sector, the unions of professionals in education and training, as well as, individual professionals and citizens, are shaped and fostering the scientific dialogue of different perspectives can contribute to the advancement of the public discourse in these pressing issues.  This is the scope of this special issue on “the social innovation capacity of open education and learning”.

Topics of Interests
Considering all the above, this special issue welcome contributions describing working hypothesis and case studies focused at least one of the following topics:

• Strategies and policies for open access in education and training to contents, courses, curricula, competences, tools and physical spaces
• Strategies and policies for social capital generation to support open education and learning
• Sharing strategies and practices in education and learning
• Open learning eco-systems and tools that support social innovation in education and training
• Sustainable models of open education and training
• Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education and learning

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors’ information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors’ guidelines

Authors’ guidelines

Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: “IxD&A special issue on:
‘The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning’)

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• carlo [dot] giovannella [at] uniroma2 [dot] it
• demetrios [dot] sampson [at] curtin [dot] edu [dot] au

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CALL FOR PAPERS: A special issue of Computers in the Schools, focusing on Research on One-to-One Learning

Call for papers for a special issue of Computers in the Schools, focusing on Research on One-to-One Learning

The special issue will be edited by Dr. William A. Sadera and Dr. Liyan Song.
One-to-one computing is a learning environment where every learner is provided a personal computing device. There is an increasing number of one-to-one computing initiatives worldwide and the topic is gaining significant attention. However, there is limited consistency in the research findings. Further research needs to be done to better understand the impact and inform practice. Therefore, we invite you to submit a manuscript for consideration of this special issue. Quantitative research, qualitative research, best practice, literature review, meta analysis and position papers are all acceptable. You may contact the editors to discuss the topic/area of your manuscript, if needed.

Submissions can address a variety of issues and aspects of one-to-one learning in education, including:
· Professional development and training;
· Implementation of one-to-one initiative;
· Professional development and training for the one-to-one classroom;
· Pedagogical issues associated with one-to-one learning;
· Social and ethical issues in one-to-one learning;
· Best practices or cases in one-to-one learning;
· Assessment on one-to-one learning;
· Curriculum Standards and one-to-one learning.
· Leadership and administration in one-to-one learning

Deadline for manuscript submission is August 1, 2016

All manuscripts received on or before the submission deadline will be considered for publication. Each submission will go through a rigorous two-stage blind peer review.

Questions about the special issue are welcome and can be sent to

· Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition), and should include an abstract and 5-10 key words.
· Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages of double-spaced text including references, title page, abstract, figures, tables, etc, unless the authors obtain advance approval for a longer paper from the special issue editors.
· Tables and graphs should be held to a minimum, and if accepted, authors must supply final drafts in camera-ready format.
· A cover page is required including author’s name, academic title, working address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

Email your manuscript (MS Word files preferred) as an attachment to the editors of the special issue to Questions or inquiries can also be sent to this email address.