International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

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Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Connolly (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2010.
ISSN: 1947-8518|EISSN: 1947-8526|DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE
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The International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) provides readers with comprehensive coverage of developments in learning technologies for an international readership of educators, technologists, and trainers. The journal is a primary source for academics, professionals, corporate trainers, and policy makers in information and communication technologies. The journal publishes high quality contributions (papers, book reviews) on a range of fields associated with Course Management Systems (CMS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), Social Networking Sites (SNS), Personalized Learning Environments (PLE), and 3D virtual worlds, including for example Second Life (SL).

Articles published in the journal cover education and training, concentrating on the theory, application, and development of learning technologies. There is a particular interest in the application of new and emerging information and communication technologies in education and training.

Topics Covered

  • 3D online worlds
  • Adaptive and intuitive environments
  • Applications of the semantic web
  • Blended Learning
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Computer aided language learning (CALL)
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Computer mediated conferencing
  • e-Assessment
  • Educational mashups
  • E-Learning
  • Emerging technologies
  • E-Portfolios
  • Gaming and learning
  • Intelligent content
  • Knowledge management and learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Mobile learning environments and applications
  • Multimedia applications and virtual reality
  • Networks/grids for learning
  • Platforms and authoring tools
  • Remote and virtual laboratories
  • Responsive environments
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Web-based learning (WBL)


The mission of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) is to study and disseminate research about the design, development, and evaluation of online learning environments. IJVPLE is committed to encouraging the best teaching and learning practices by examining the role of technology enhanced learning in the emerging area of virtual and personal learning environments.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Thomas Connolly is a Professor and Head of Creative Technologies at the University of the West of Scotland, Director of the research Institute for Creative Technologies and Applied Computing (ICTAC) and Chair of the Centre for ICT in Education (ICTE). He has published over 150 papers in online learning, games-based learning, Web2.0 technologies and database systems. He is also Director of the Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies (SCET), whose mission is to support large and small companies in the adoption of emerging technologies, particularly with the Creative Industries sector. In the past 5 years, he has managed over 150 projects with Scottish companies, increasing company turnover by over 65 million and creating 500 jobs and safeguarding a further 900 jobs.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Edward Castronova, University of Indiana, USA
Gavin Dudeney, The Consultants-e, Spain
Carey Jewitt, University of London, UK
Rob Koper, Open University, The Netherlands
Jaroslaw Krajka, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Open University, UK
Mark Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
David McConnell, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Hayo Reinders, Anaheim University, USA
Roo Reynolds, BBC Vision, UK
Niall Sclater, Open University, UK
George Siemens, University of Manitoba, Canada
Michael Thomas, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Jeroen van Merriënboer, Open University, The Netherlands
Mark Warschauer, University of California - Irvine, USA
Crispin Weston, SALTIS, UK

Associate Editors
Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Michael DeMers, New Mexico State University, USA
Edward Dixon, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Barbara Payne, University of Hawaii, USA
Mark Pegrum, University of Western Australia, Australia
Jonathan Richter, University of Oregon, USA
Michael Vallance, Future University, Japan

International Editorial Review Board
Kikuo Asai, Open University of Japan, Japan
Kim Becnel, Appalachian State University, USA
Stephen Bronack, University of West Georgia, USA
Michael Coghlan, TAFE, Australia
John Collick, Promethean Co. Ltd, UK
Jennifer Elliott, TiER1 Performance Solutions, USA
Benjamin E. Erlandson, Essential Complexity, USA
Patrick Foss, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Nicolas Gromik, Tohuko University, Japan
Mirjam Hauck, Open University, UK
Jane Hunter, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Helen Keegan, Salford University, UK
Jeremy Kemp, San Jose State University, USA
George MacLean, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Terry McClannon, Appalachian State University, USA
Diane Nahl, University of Hawaii, USA
Anna Peachey, Open University, UK
Nik Peachey, ICT Consultant, UK
Ken Reeder, University of British Columbia, Canada
Bernd Rueschoff, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Hagit Tal, Open University of Israel, Israel
Peter Worrall, Media Consultant, UK