International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)

International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)

Editors-in-Chief: Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan) and Pei-Di Shen (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2011.
ISSN: 2155-6873|EISSN: 2155-6881|DOI: 10.4018/IJOPCD
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The International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) serves as a forum for the improvement of online education for schools and teachers planning to implement, or currently engaged in, e-learning. Focusing on online schooling and curriculum preparation, this journal provides effective Web-based teaching methods for teachers and educators. IJOPCD presents critical viewpoints for academic professionals in the development of online learning.

Topics Covered

  • Adoption of e-learning
  • Best practices in computing education
  • Best practices in science education
  • Blended Learning
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • E-Learning
  • Emerging technologies
  • Evaluation of learning technology systems
  • Evaluation of online learning effects
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Multimedia and interactive learning systems
  • Online Course Design
  • Online learners’ behavior
  • Pedagogy and teaching with technology
  • Virtual Reality Environments
  • Web-based teaching methods


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.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Chia-Wen Tsai is a Professor in the Department of Information Management, Ming Chuan University (Taiwan). Dr. Tsai is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development and the International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy. He is interested in e-learning, knowledge management, electronic commerce, and service management. He has published his research in refereed journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Educational Technology and Society, the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, and the International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education.
Pei-Di Shen ( currently works as Director of the Teacher Education Center and as a professor in the Graduate School of Education, Ming Chuan University (Taipei, Taiwan). Dr. Shen’s primary interest areas are e-learning, knowledge management, virtual community, and management information systems. Her research focus is in the distance education in higher education. She has published several articles in refereed journals, such as the Interactive Learning Environments, the International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education, CyberPsychology & Behavior, the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, and Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Kinshuk , Athabasca University, Canada
Philip Barker, Teesside University, United Kingdom
David Bills, University of Iowa, United States
Ahmet Cakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Derek Cherrington, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Johnny Matson, Louisiana State University, United States
Michael Pecht, University of Maryland, United States
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies Limited, United Kingdom
Emma Smith, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Constantine Stephanidis, University of Crete, Greece
Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Brenda Wiederhold, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Belgium
Associate Editors
David Carbonara, Duquesne University, United States
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Jen-Nan Chen, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Susheel Chhabra, Periyar Management and Computer College, India
Mary Hricko, Kent State University - Geauga Campus, United States
Shiuh-Nan Hwang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Tsang-Hsiung Lee, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Eric Liu, National Central University, Taiwan
Jaideep Motwani, Grand Valley State University, United States
Arun Patil, Deakin University, Australia
Mahesh Raisinghani, Texas Woman's University, United States
Kenneth Strang, State University of New York, United States
Lawrence Tomei, Robert Morris University, United States
Jin-Long Wang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Editorial Review Board
Fahriye Aksal, Near East University, Turkey
Anshu Arora, Savannah State University, United States
Stephen Bronack, University of West Georgia, United States
Katy Campbell, University of Alberta, Canada
Po-Ju Chen, University of Central Florida, United States
Yi-Fen Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Hui-Chun Chu, Soochow University, Taiwan
Theresa Coogan, University of South Florida, United States
Veronica Diaz, Maricopa Community College, United States
Peter Doolittle, Virginia Tech, United States
Tatyana Dumova, Point Park University, United States
Hongchu Fu, Washington and Lee University, United States
Zehra Gazi, Near East University, Turkey
Susan Gebhard, Salem College, United States
Li-An Ho, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Sam Holtzman, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan
Mokter Hossain, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Jeffrey Hsu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States
Pi-Fang Hsu, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan
Keng-Shiang Huang, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Pin Ju Juan, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Terry Kidd, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
Andrew Kitchenham, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Jayne Klenner-Moore, King's College, United States
Shyh-Ming Kuo, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Judy Lambert, University of Toledo, United States
Kwan Lee, University of Southern Calilfornia, United States
George Maclean, Tsukuba University, Japan
Jephias Mapuva, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jerry Maroulis, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Patricia McGee, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Jacqueline McLaughlin, Penn State Lehigh Valley, United States
Kenneth Miller, Youngstown State University, United States
Mahnaz Moallem, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, United States
John Nugent, University of Dallas, United States
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ali Rahimi, University of Kashan, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Medahalli Ramakrishna, Monash University, Australia
Eunice Sari, Online Learning Community for Teacher Professional Development, Australia
Anil Sharma, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Ramesh Sharma, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, India
Manjit Sidhu, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia
Suku Sinnappan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Meng-Chuan Tsai, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Yi-Hsien Wang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Charles Wankel, St. Johns University, United States
Stu Westin, University of Rhode Island, United States
Denise Whitelock, The Open University, United Kingdom
Ying-Tien Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
Ying Xie, Lewis University, United States
Chih-Hui Yang, I-Shou University, Taiwan