: Call for papers 2018: Special Issue Digital Learning

The editors of the Waikato Journal of Education invite contributions to a special issue in June 2018 looking at digital learning in a range of educational contexts with a focus on current and future developments around pedagogy and practice. The special issue is guest-edited by Dr Dianne Forbes who welcomes contributions from experienced and emerging authors.

This special issue invites articles addressing, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Changes in curriculum and pedagogy, related to digital learning;
  • Emerging methodologies in digital research in education;
  • Student projects in a digital space;
  • New terminology and conceptual underpinnings;
  • Cross-sector uses of digital technologies (early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, adult and community education);
  • Informal learning across the lifespan;
  • Cross-cultural uses of digital technologies and culturally responsive digital learning;
  • Personal/professional learning networks and the use of social media for learning;
  • Digital learning issues: Equity and cybersafety;
  • Leading and developing digital fluency in education.

We are looking for papers likely to provide useful insights into digital learning for a wide readership including tertiary students, teachers and researchers.

All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. Interested authors should consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.wje.org.nz/index.php/WJE/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions


800 words outlining the proposed contribution to dianne.forbes@waikato.ac.nz using the subject line WJE special issue by 8 January 2018

Initial feedback by 15 January 2018

Submission of full article to the WJE online system via http://www.wje.org.nz/index.php/WJE/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions by 19 February 2018 to enable blind review. Ensure the submission has removed author identifiers.

Reviewing and amendments completed by 30 April 2018

Publication online at http://www.wje.org.nz/ in June 2018

Dianne is also happy to discuss any initial ideas for contributions, please email dianne.forbes@waikato.ac.nz


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