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  1. March 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    NEW JOURNAL: Invitation to publish in the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)

    Submit a new research paper to the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD). The mission of the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) is to provide a platform for the latest research, analysis, and development of online education, effective online teaching methods, and course design. IJOPCD covers the pedagogical design aspects of science education and computing education, as well as courses supported by educational technologies. Targeting academic researchers and educators who work in the field, this journal focuses on the importance of developments in online course design and teaching methods to improve teachers’ teaching and students’ learning. Researchers are encouraged to submit cross-disciplinary, high-quality syntheses that are interesting, beneficial, and apprehensible to all those interested in or teaching science and related disciplines.

    Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following: Web-based teaching methods, Pedagogy and teaching with technology, Online course design, Evaluation of online learning effects, Evaluation of learning technology systems, E-learning, Blended learning, Computer-mediated communication, Multimedia and interactive learning systems, Learning management systems, Emerging technologies, Virtual reality environments, Computing education, Science education, Online learners’ behavior, Adoption of e-learning, Best practices

    On behalf of the Editors-in-Chief Prof. Pei-Di Shen and Dr. Chia-Wen Tsai, we invite you to submit papers to IJOPCD. For more details about IJOPCD, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/IJOPCD

  2. March 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    NEW JOURNAL: Sage offers an invitation to be among the first to publish in SAGE Open – a new open access publication launching January 1, 2011.



    SAGE Open will publish peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. Find out more at http://www.sageopen.com.
    Why publish in SAGE Open?- quick review and decision times for authors; wpeedy, continuous-publication online format; global distribution of your research via SAGE Journals Online, including enhanced online features such as: public usage metrics, comments features, subject categories, and article ranking and recommendations; professional copyediting and typesetting of your article; $195 introductory author acceptance fee (discounted from the regular price of $695; a request to waive the fee may be submitted).

    Consider publishing in SAGE Open if you want your article to receive: quality reviews and efficient production, ensuring the quickest publication time; free, broad, and global distribution on a powerful, highly discoverable publishing platform; branding and marketing by a world-leading social science publisher, including promotion of your article via publicity and social media channels; open access publication due to university or government mandates; manuscript submissions will be handled online through SAGE Track, SAGE’s web-based peer review and submission system, powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts™.

    Bookmark http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sageopen — manuscripts may be submitted starting January 1, 2011.

  3. March 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    NEW JOURNAL: Announcing the Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Information Fluency

    Editor, Martha Marinara, Ph.D. 
University of Central Florida

    Students lead lives that are technology rich and information-filled. They walk through a world that is full of textual, visual and tactile information, always have at least one ear bud in, a cell phone ready for any up-to-the-millisecond sound bite of gossip from friends and family or information from news sources—always already plugged into their technological grapevines. We often think today’s students aren’t focusing because no one can listen to music with one ear and the biology lecture with another while surfing the Web and IM’ing their friends. But literally anything they want to know is at their fingertips.

    The inception and rapid growth of the World Wide Web and its attendant digital technologies coupled with the mutable natures of public and private as we move more of our lives online, necessitates a closer analysis of how we use technology to collect and disseminate increasing amounts of information. And as more areas of our lives—both professional and familial, institutional and domestic—become more techno-centric, with blogs, e-portfolios, wikis, social networking, YouTube, flicker, and other web 2.0 technologies, we need to start to think about how our lives have changed and question if we are really learning and teaching more effectively, becoming smarter or more efficient; we need to study how our relationships have changed—are we more global and more isolated?—what professions will be needed for the next few decades and should we be educating young people today to fill those positions? Our students lead technology-mediated lives where every moment is a learning moment—probably outside of class and inside cyberspace more than inside of the classroom.

    We are faced with the same situation now in our virtual lives, in the spaces created by technology. What can these virtual walls of cyberspace teach us? This is what this journal will be about—the intersections of technology, information, culture, learning, spaces—real and imagined—and how to manage, understand, and disseminate what we know. We welcome articles from all disciplines, research areas, and industries. We welcome articles that will make us stretch the walls of cyberspace and our intellects.

    Continued at: http://if.ucf.edu/files/2011/06/JIF1Final.pdf

  4. March 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    NEW JOURNAL: The Inaugural Issue of PLA Inside Out (PLAIO) is Now Available

    From PLAIO

    PLAIO is the first scholarly online journal entirely devoted to the recognition and assessment of prior experiential learning.

    The Legacy of PLA: 40 Years of Practice: This issue focuses on the historical roots of prior learning assessment and examines how these foundations are connected to–or disconnected from–current trends in higher education.

    To Access PLAIO

    You can view the journal without a username and password; however we encourage you to register as a Reader so that you can be notified by email when new issues are published.

    – Go to http://www.plaio.org
    – Click on the “REGISTER” tab
    – Enter your information and click “Register”

    You can also choose to register as an Author (which will allow you to submit items to the journal) and/or as a Reviewer (for peer reviewing consideration).
    Call for Papers, PLAIO Issue #2 — PLA: Quality Assurance and Accountability
    The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2012. Click on the “ANNOUNCEMENTS” tab on the PLAIO site for more details.

    Co-Editors
    Nan Travers, Director of Collegewide Academic Review
    Alan Mandell, College Professor of Adult Learning and Mentoring, SUNY Empire State College

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