Special Edition of Educationalfutures - Call for Papers

ef-special editionUse of Digital Technologies in Education

This special edition of the BESA e-journal Educationalfutures seeks contributions that investigate the ways in which digital technologies can be used to support learning in education organisations and settings.

The term ‘digital technologies’ here refers to multi-functional devices with Internet connectivity, particularly those that are handheld and portable. There is now widespread recognition that such equipment presents opportunities to the way in which student learning can be organised. Everyone typically now owns one, uses one and often has more than one such device. As a consequence it has been argued that the availability of such devices has the potential to change the traditional dynamics and pedagogical patterns of the learning environment.

The combination of more traditional Internet access (fixed location) and personal Internet access (mobile) thus provide the opportunity for educators to explore a number of trends in this new era. The range of possibilities has been classified into two principal areas of provision:

  • enhancing student learning through use of appropriate technologies and
    software applications, or;
  • changing the nature of provision to recognize alternative pathways for
    student achievement and new markets.

Proposals for papers that match those parameters are invited and should be submitted as simple Word Documents by e-mail attachment to the guest editor: Dr Trevor Male, UCL Institute of Education – t.male@ucl.ac.uk

Deadline for proposals is 22 February, 2016. Please provide an outline of proposed paper in no more than 500 words. The word limit for final selected papers will be 6000 words (inclusive of references and any figures, tables and pictures).