Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)


Special Issue On: Using Computer Simulations to Enhance and Transform Teaching and Learning

Submission Due Date
6/30/2018

Guest Editors
Yufeng Qian, Northeastern University, USA

Introduction
Computer simulation is becoming increasingly popular in education, especially in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and healthcare and medical disciplines. There has also been growing interest in social sciences and humanities to use computer simulations to facilitate students’ understanding and exploration of abstract and complex systems in social- and human-related disciplines. Computer simulation holds great potential to enhance and transform teaching and learning in education and training and is therefore a viable tool to engage students in deep learning that empowers higher-order thinking.

Objective
The special issue explores the latest development in and innovative use of computer simulations to facilitate experiential learning and promote higher order thinking in virtual and personal learning environments. This issue aims to disseminate research-informed, evidence-based best practices and implementation recommendations in the use of computer simulations to better prepare students for the real world.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Categorizations of computer simulations;
  • Theoretical/pedagogical frameworks for using computer simulations;
  • Instructional design models for computer simulations;
  • Computer simulations for experiential learning;
  • Computer simulations for authentic assessment;
  • Learner experience of computer simulations;
  • Computer simulations in STEM education;
  • Computer simulations in healthcare and medical disciplines;
  • Computer simulations in social sciences and humanities disciplines;
  • Computer simulations in professional development and training;
  • Opportunities, challenges, and future directions of computer simulations.


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue Using Computer Simulations to Enhance and Transform Teaching and Learning on or before June 30 2018. 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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. Potential authors are encouraged to contact the guest editor to ask about the appropriateness of their topics.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Jennifer Qian
Guest Editor
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
E-mail: je.qian@northeastern.edu

Special Issue On: Information and Knowledge Management in Virtual and Personal Learning

Submission Due Date
9/30/2018

Guest Editors
Wei-Shuo Lo, Ph.D. Meiho University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Introduction
In recent years, learning environments have had a progressive development, including the creation of Amazon Echo. The device can answer different questions from people. It helps teach us through ubiquitous situations, even if you do not have any knowledge regarding the subject. For example, when preparing a meal, you not need a textbook, as Echo will guide you as you cook. Echo also collects different needs from huge data. The data is collected and analyzed for explanations on human beings and their unknown knowledge.

Unknown knowledge not only explores what people want to learn, but it can also present how to manage an unknown or known knowledge from those evidence-based circumstances. The circumstances have raised a significant problem as to how people should manage those explored data, information, and knowledge within more advanced tools, skills, approaches, and practical framework.

Objective
The special issue concerns about this important development, and provides a different perspective for exploring what situations exist for future personal learning. We seek distinguished theories or practical researches, which deals with ubiquitous information with knowledge management such as knowledge creation, knowledge retention, knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer.

Recommended Topics
Submissions related to the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • Personal communication in culture or cross-cultural environment;
  • Experiential learning / approach / tools / strategy;
  • Learning from management information system;
  • Organizational learning in personal perspective;
  • Building ontology from information;
  • Knowledge creation, retention, sharing and transfer in a personal approach;
  • Knowledge discovery, data and text mining for personal learning;
  • Knowledge management and innovations with ubiquitous learning environments;
  • Information & knowledge management different ways for personal learning, such as:
  • Educational, industrial, or institutional;
  • Marketing strategy; Human resource management ; Research and development;
  • Finical and accounting management ;


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Information and Knowledge Management in Virtual and Personal Learning on or before 30 September 2018. 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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. 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:
Wei-Shuo Lo, Ph.D
Guest Editor
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
E-mail: x2134@meiho.edu.tw; weso.99@gmail.com