Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)


Special Issue On: Innovative Smart City Technologies

Submission Due Date
7/25/2020

Guest Editors
LAILA MOUSSAID, UNIVH2C, Morocco
FAOUZIA BENABBOU, UNIVH2C, Morocco
NAWAL SAEL, UNIVH2C, Morocco

Introduction
Nowadays, several cities around the world have benefited from the development of new information and communication technologies to guarantee their progress, improve sustainability, create development, and enhance quality of life. Indeed, cities are becoming smarter and more and more connected to technology offering a new way of thinking about urban space. Thus, several initiatives have emerged to promote healthier and safer urban environments, better mobility within the city and more efficient public services and governance. IoT, Machine learning, Deep learning, Cloud-based technologies, Blockchain and Big Data provide the technical framework for implementing smart projects in different areas to improve the services and the citizens quality of life. Massive data and artificial intelligence should significantly support the sustainable development of future smart cities. The different growing areas of AI have helped transform cities to offer a better quality of life by incorporating technology into the daily activities of citizens.

Objective
The major motivation behind this special issue is to provide diverse perspectives and innovations in the Applications of smart cities.

The special Issue aims to bring interchange about the real needs and preconditions of a smart city. It is also an opportunity for academic researchers to present and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of smart cities and innovative technologies.

Recommended Topics
• Smart City systems
• Smart Transportation and Smart Mobility
• Smart banking
• Smart Healthcare
• Smart Home
• Smart University, smart education and intelligent learning systems
• Information technologies and Computer science technologies.
• Internet-of-Things based developments for smart cities
• Mobile Computing
• Smart mobile devices
• Testing and evaluation tools
• Image, Video and Speech Processing
• Systems and networks security
• Data Mining and Big Data
• Machine Learning and Data Mining
• Deep learning
• Artificial intelligence
• Big Data Architectures

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Innovative Smart City Technologies on or before July 25,2020. 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Laila Moussaid
Guest Editor
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
E-mail: L.moussaid@yahoo.com

Special Issue On: Web Semantics for Open Educational Resources [OER] Repositories

Submission Due Date
7/31/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. I. Jeena Jacob
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GITAM University, Bangalore, India
Email: jeenajacob@ieee.org

Dr. Joy Iong-Zong Chen
Department of Electrical Engineering, Dayeh University, Changhua County, Taiwan
Email: jchen@mail.dyu.edu.tw

Dr. Prof. Subarna Shakya,
Department of Electronics and Computer engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Email: drss@ioe.edu.np

Dr. LAI CHEE SERN
Department of Engineering Education, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Email: lcsern@uthm.edu.my

Introduction
Open Educational Resources [OER] Repositories have become a key component of any educational society and it is the mode by which the students and teachers can explore, create and share personalized and engaging learning experience into existence. OER repositories is driving the education into a new means of interaction and interoperability between students and the web of educational data. In this perspective, Open Educational Resources [OER] are playing a significantly crucial role in delivering digitized education, which will pave way for finding new technological innovations in web based learning and teaching paradigm.

With the substantial increase in the number of educational resources and the recent evolution of web technologies have imposed an indispensable challenge in making the educational data available in a multitude of language and formats, which can make the educational information and data to become more interoperable by allowing the users to search, link and share wide range of educational resources in a collaborated and interpretive way. As the existing web technologies is not leveraging rich sources of semantic content in the web of educational data. The recent innovations in semantic web technology has the ability to explicitly symbolize the semantics of the data available in OER repositories and make them as a more machine interoperable and interactive in nature. On the other hand the knowledge management models for OER repositories have been enhanced to initiate the new process of generation, distribution and capitalization of knowledge in web based learning applications.

Objective
As many educational institutions, universities and online educational repositories are interested in adopting semantic level web of education data, the further research on the web semantics for OER repositories are strongly encouraged.

This special issue aims to solicit state-of-the-art research works that provides higher novelty in the areas of Semantic Web and knowledge management innovations in web-based learning and teaching models.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue, but are not limited to:

• Semantic Web based tools for smart interaction
• Smart search and visualization of educational data on semantic web
• Personalized access to open educational resources
• Context-aware data processing techniques
• Interoperable and Interactive web interfaces
• Smart E-infrastructures for OER repositories
• Methods to integrate both physical and virtual educational data collections
• Smart content Navigation and Browsing techniques
• Smart data search, analysis and linking techniques
• Semantic web for Smart Knowledge Discovery and Representation
• Scalability of Knowledge management Tools and Resources
• Methods and tools to build and manage complex learning workflows

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Web Semantics for Open Educational Resources [OER] Repositories on or before July 31, 2020. 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. I. Jeena Jacob
Guest Editor
International Journal of Web based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Email: jeenajacob@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Impact of COVID-19: The Disrupted Teaching Learning Process - and its Web-Based Solutions

Submission Due Date
8/30/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. R. Jothikumar
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Shandan College of Engineering and Technology
Email: drjothikumarr@gmail.com

Dr. R. V. Siva Balan
Professor, Department of Computer Applications
Noorul Islam University, Kanyakumari District
Email: rvsivan@gmail.com

Introduction
The impact of COVID-19 didn’t leave the educational institutions too. All the educational institutions throughout the globe were shutdown infinitely to contain the COVID-19. There is no predictability about the reopening. This is the crucial time for all the educational institutions ranging from schools to higher educations to be engaged with various teaching learning academic activities. As there is no sudden solution to overcome the outbreak, the disrupted teaching learning process throughout the globe depends only on the web-based learning. Lonely few private schools adopted the web-based learning approaches. The low-income isolated educational institutions have miserably continuing shutdown as not equipped with access to web-based learning solutions. So, there is a massive thirst for the cheap and best web-based tools and technologies for the educational institutions to continue their regular activities. It is the responsibility of the researchers and industrialist to turn the challenges into opportunities at this ideal time. The web-based learning should provide all the pedagogy methods of teaching learning facilities and to connect the stakeholders between the countries. This disruption in the continuing education pushes the researchers to enhance and renovate the web-based learning solutions to ensure the continuity of learning in inaccessible schools and universities.

Objective
The purpose of this edition is to set up the effective and common platform for enabling web-based Teaching learning process. This special edition focuses on strengthening and innovating the tools and technologies for enabling web-based solutions to ensure easier accessibility of learning technologies to the learning communities. The learning solutions should majorly focus on the weaker, downgraded and farthest learning communities of the globe. This edition would like to invite the contributions from potential researchers, academicians, industrialist, technologist and other stakeholders to give their solutions in the areas of advancements in custom web-based learning, Content evaluation and effectiveness, Cross platform Learning Technologies, Design of advanced models for webinars, Evaluation of assessments and content repositories, Security Issues in web-based platforms, User interface and accessibility Issues, Verification, Validation, Authentication and authorization of learning models, Network based learning and Optimized resource sharing technologies. The contributions may also include innovative mobile based teaching models, New Lecture management systems, web based pedagogical methods, Integrated e-learning models, Quality assurance measures, benchmarking learning models, scientific innovations and sustainable technologies which will benefit the young learners.

Recommended Topics
  • Advancements in web-based databases and security issues
  • Analysis and design of Best Teaching learning models, tools and technologies
  • Architecture of Video-based Learnings and web-based learning environments
  • Computer Aided Assessments, Chatbots and Robots
  • Computer, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud based Learning
  • Remote Content Repositories
  • Design and evaluation of Teaching Models, Blogs and discussion boards
  • Design of Web portals and strategies
  • Developments in Mobile Learning and Microlearning
  • e-collaboration Technologies and computational models
  • Innovations in Collaborative Learning and Knowledge based systems
  • Wireless Technologies, Knowledge creation and transfer
  • Multimedia Technologies and online games
  • Organizational Learning, Systems and programs for web-based learning
  • Tools and technologies for soft real time system-based conferences
  • Verification and validation of Authentication and authorization
  • Web and cybersecurity issues
  • Related CASE studies.


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on the Impact of COVID-19: The Disrupted Teaching Leaning Process - and its Web-Based Solutions on or before 30th August 2020. 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. R. Jothikumar
Guest Editor
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
E-mail: drjothikumarr@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Nascent Pedagogies: Prospectives and Challenges

Submission Due Date
12/15/2020

Guest Editors
Hassen Rabhi, University of Gafsa, Tunisia
Adel Hannachi, Unversity of Jendouba, Tunisia,
Hassen Zriba, University of Gafsa, Tunisa
Ahmed Mekki Elatrach, Ministry of Education, Tunisia,

Introduction
For a long time, policy makers, researchers and educators have lived with enthusiastic debate about the translation of technology in learning, teaching and assessment. Sometimes the talk has been plausible. At other times the results of translating technology in education have been disappointing. Technology, can and often does reproduce and reinforce traditional, didactic relationships of learning. However, today’s information and communications technologies also offer functionalities which in many ways we have barely yet explored.

In support of this nascent trajectory, this issue will engage with the epistemological and critical foundations of innovative pedagogies. How then, can we create and use technologies that push the boundaries of the learning experience, engage students more deeply and produce learning outcomes that live up to the high expectations of citizens, governments and workplaces in the twenty-first century? For this reason, emphasis is put not just on e-learning, but the pedagogical innovations that we hope e-learning environments might support.

Objective
Accordingly, our aim is to explore emerging pedagogies from a wide range of perspectives, also interdisciplinary in scope, as regards developing theories, research and practice in FL education. We are additionally interested in how nascent pedagogies perform on a local level as well as in increasingly interconnected environments, and how digital settings, practices and methodologies are consequently implicated.

Recommended Topics
1. Teaching and Learning
●Local praxis of pedagogies of teaching, learning, curriculum design, and literacy
●Trans-border pedagogies
●Cross-cultural learning ecologies
●Global digital pedagogical initiatives
●Teaching and learning with technologies
●Social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning
●Mobile apps for global pedagogies, literacies, and classroom practices
●Teaching and learning in pandemic era

2-Intersectionality of Culture, Technology, and Global Pedagogies
●Politics and problematics of technologies (power, privileges, and peripheries) in the context of global pedagogies and literacies.
●transformative pedagogies ●Digital cultural identities and global pedagogies/literacies
●Digital professional/business communication and pedagogies
●Indigenous knowledge/epistemologies, cultures, educations, and technologies
●Digital narratives, digital storytelling, and multimedia composition

3-Critique of Global and Technology-based Pedagogies
●Corporate interests and marketization of global pedagogies/literacies
●Coloniality of networked knowledge communities/spaces
●Hegemony of global literacies

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Nascent Pedagogies: Prospectives and Challenges on or before December 15th, 2020 . 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Hassen Rebhi
Guest Editor
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT))
E-mail: hassen.rebhi47@gmail.com

Special Issue On: AI-Driven Digital Education Perspectives and Innovations

Submission Due Date
12/30/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. V. Bindhu
Associate Professor and Head,
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,
PPG Institute of technology,
India.

Dr. Badrul Hisham bin Ahmad
Associate Professor,
Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering,
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia,
Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya,
Durian Tunggal, Melaka - 76100.

Dr. Z. Faizal Khan
Department of Computer Science,
College of Computing and Information Technology,
Shaqra University,
Saudi Arabia.

Introduction
The recent innovations of Artificial Intelligence [AI] incorporate a paradigm shift in various scientific and technical areas. In the same way Artificial Intelligence also provides new, innovative, and significant opportunities in the emerging digital education paradigm. Nevertheless, Artificial Intelligence [AI] techniques will deploy both quality and equity throughout the web-based learning and teaching practices.

Artificial Intelligence in education will offer unprecedented advantages to academicians by introducing various intelligent teaching, learning, evaluation techniques like smart user-friendly tutoring using Natural Language Processing [NLP] techniques, deep-learning based automated student performance analysis and assessment, NLP and speech recognition based taking robots and chatbots to create a smart and interactive web-based virtual learning environments and many other advanced learning technologies. Moreover these technologies can also create personalized and intelligently adaptive learning practices according to each and every student, which will not happen in the traditional classrooms. AI in education especially in web-based learning process will generate both web-based data and human generated data; this can be intelligently handled by the machine learning approaches and big data technologies in existence. With the ability to mimic the human behavior AI will soon occupy an indispensable part in the web-based learning and teaching domain.

Objective
Despite the hype, the implementation of AI technologies in education is still remaining in the nascent stage. Hence this special issue aims at bringing the different perspectives of AI in education applications for delivering promising solutions to multitude of challenges in the web-based learning and teaching process. This special issue will also provide a comprehensive analysis on how to enable an intelligent and automated web-based educational services and applications to the vast number of users across the globe.

Recommended Topics
• Artificial Intelligence in digital web-based learning practices
• Novel interactive educational chatbots and robots
• Deep learning based student analysis
• Intelligent tutoring techniques
• Artificial agents in education
• Incorporating AI based language independence in web-based education
• Smart and adaptive learning practices
• Machine learning based educational informatics to academicians
• Automated and prioritized web-based learning approaches
• AI driven learning based performance predictive models
• Case studies and innovative applications.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on “AI-Driven Digital Education Perspectives and Innovations” on or before December 30 2020. 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. V. Bindhu
Dr. Badrul Hisham bin Ahmad
Mr. Z. Faizal Khan
Guest Editors
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Emails: vbindhuppg@gmail.com; badrulhisham@utem.edu.my; faizalkhan@su.edu.sa