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International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)

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.


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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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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

Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Chia-Wen Tsai ( is an assistant 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 
Philip Barker, University of Teesside, UK
David B. Bills, University of Iowa, USA
Ahmet Cakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Derek Cherrington, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
Johnny Matson, Louisiana State University, USA
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies Limited, UK
Emma Smith, University of Birmingham, UK
Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Brenda K. Wiederhold, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Belgium

Associate Editors 
David Carbonara, Duquesne University, USA
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Jen-Nan Chen, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Susheel Chhabra, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, India
Mary Hricko, Kent State University, USA
Shiuh-Nan Hwang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Tsang-Hsiung Lee, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Jaideep Motwani, Grand Valley State University, USA
Arun Patil, Central Queensland University, Australia
Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Texas Woman's University, USA
Kenneth D. Strang, APPC, USA; University of Technology, Australia
Lawrence A. Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA
Jin-Long Wang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Eric Zhi Feng Liu, National Central University, Taiwan

International Editorial Review Board 
Fahriye Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Zehra Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Anshu Saxena Arora, Savannah State University, USA
Stephen C. Bronack, Clemson University, USA
Katy Campbell, University of Alberta, Canada
Po-Ju Chen, University of Central Florida, USA
Yi-Fen Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Hui-Chun Chu, Soochow University, Taiwan
Theresa A. Coogan, Bridgewater State University, USA
Felice Corona, University of Salerno, Italy
Veronica Diaz, Maricopa Community Colleges, USA
Peter Doolittle, Virginia Tech, USA
Tatyana Dumova, Point Park University, USA
James Elwood, Tsukuba University, Japan
Hongchu Fu, Washington and Lee University, USA
Susan Gebhard, Salem College, USA
Li-An Ho, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Samuel Holtzman, Walden University, USA
Md Mokter Hossain, University of Alabama, USA
Jeffrey Hsu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
Pi-Fang Hsu, Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan
Keng-Shiang Huang, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Terry T. Kidd, Texas A&M University, USA
Andrew Kitchenham, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Jayne Klenner-Moore, King's College, USA
Judy Lambert, University of Toledo, USA
Kwan Min Lee, University of Southern California, USA
George Robert MacLean, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Jephias Mapuva, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jerry Maroulis, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Patricia A. McGee, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Jacqueline McLaughlin, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kenneth Miller, Youngstown State University, USA
Mahnaz Moallem, University of North Carolina, USA
John H. Nugent, Texas Woman’s University, USA
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ali Rahimi, University of Kashan, Iran
Medahalli V. Ramakrishna, Monash University, Australia
Eunice Sari, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Anil Sharma, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Ramesh Chander Sharma, University of Guyana, Guyana
Manjit Singh Sidhu, University Tenaga Nasional, 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. John’s University, USA
Stu Westin, University of Rhode Island, USA
Denise Whitelock, The Open University, UK
Ying-Tien Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
Ying Xie, Idaho State University, USA
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