Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

Special Issue On: Online Pedagogy: Global Perspectives, Practices and Quality Approaches

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. Zehra Altinay
Dr. Ramesh Sharma
Dr. Cengiz Hakan Aydin
Dr. Fahriye Altinay

We witness a shift from traditional education to opening up education through OER and MOOCs. This paradigm shift involves an active dialogue and collaboration by learners to engage with online learning. Furthermore, quality indicators of the online pedagogy principles endorse the importance of student support, engagement and institutional support to the online learning and teaching.

Teaching courses online overseas new pedagogy as it involves different instructional models as compared to traditional teaching. The literature raises assumptions, principles, models and approaches to teaching online which indicate that quality principles become crucial in online education programs for the success of online pedagogy.

However, there is not yet enough studies to assess quality in online courses or programs within cultural and social context and its impact on the levels of institutional and pedagogical patterns. The quality is a complex and tricky concern as it depends on various rising factors such as institutional, student characteristics, curriculum, the instructional design, technology affordances, faculty competences etc in order to set regional accrediting guidelines for distance education programs and standards for evaluation.

According to the literature, there are many different approaches to quality assurance in online education that needs to be expanded. This involves and has implications for accreditation of courses; course development process; effective pedagogy; assessment; media and technology support for instructional delivery; and professional development of faculty etc. This becomes more challenging when we consider global practices across cultures. The autonomy of the context has its impact on social dialogue and learner engagement for enhanced learning and outcomes attainment.

In fact, online pedagogy principles require to set learner development within virtual settings in which social interaction, context, roles, assessment, institutional policies pertaining to the student support. It is timely to investigate such challenging research questions from global perspectives and cross cultural.

Quality of online pedagogy depends upon institutional vision, course development, teaching/learning process, course structure, faculty support, student support and assessment as indicators of online course quality. It would be pertinent to examine how to foster those indicators within the system, exploring models, theories, solution-based implications. This special issue will focus on cross cultural practices in global context building upon online pedagogy and course quality in higher education.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Institutional vision
  • Course development
  • Models and theories
  • Social interaction
  • Social dialogue and engagement
  • Faculty support
  • Professional development of faculty
  • Teaching and learning process
  • Accreditations
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Quality

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Online Pedagogy: Global Perspectives, Practices and Quality Approaches on or before 30 December 2017. 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 All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Zehra Altinay: OR
Dr. Ramesh Sharma:
Dr. Cengiz Hakan Aydin: OR
Dr. Fahriye Altinay: OR
Guest Editors
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

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