International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2009.

The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and academicians in this field to share their knowledge and experience of combining e-learning and m-learning with other educational resources. The journal offers insight into a wide range of topics such as knowledge sharing, mobile games for learning, collaborative learning, e-learning, and more. Due to its comprehensive coverage and its distinction as an official publication of the International Association for Mobile Learning, IJMBL has been accepted into prestigious indices such as Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, and PsycINFO®. IJMBL contains useful articles for those seeking to learn, analyze, improve, and apply technologies in mobile and blended learning, spanning theoretical, technical, and pedagogical issues in that learning. The journal also devotes discussion to comprehensive or critical reviews of the current literature, relevant technologies and applications, and important contextual issues under areas such as privacy, security, adaptivity, and resource constraints.

ISSN: 1941-8647|EISSN: 1941-8655|DOI: 10.4018/IJMBL
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to IJMBL.

Mission

The primary mission of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) is to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of the role of innovative learning theory and practice in an increasingly mobile and pervasive technological environment. As technology enables a more seamless experience of device supported learning worlds that may integrate mobile, embedded, augmented, and immersive technologies, we may expect to see increasing interest and activity in blended approaches to learning. IJMBL brings together researchers at the forefront of this field, in both technology and pedagogical practice and assists them in the development and dissemination of new approaches to both mobile and blended learning.


Coverage

The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) spans theoretical, technical, and pedagogical issues in mobile and blended learning. These embrace comprehensive or critical reviews of the current literature, relevant technologies and applications, and important contextual issues such as privacy, security, adaptivity, and resource constraints. Topics to be discussed in the journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

•Comprehensive or critical reviews of the current literature
•Evaluation of mobile or blended learning in practice
•Future of mobile or blended learning
•Knowledge sharing
•Learner interaction/collaborative learning
•Mobile games for learning
•Mobile or blended learning applications
•Mobile or blended learning applied at different levels of education from pre-school to tertiary and beyond
•Pedagogical and/or philosophical underpinnings of mobile or blended learning
•Privacy and security issues
•Related research in learning, including e-learning and pedagogical approaches
•Resource constraints in the delivery of mobile or blended learning
•Reviews of the application of mobile or blended learning in multiple contexts
•Role of Wikis, blogs, podcasts, messaging, other online tools, and Web 2.0 components in learning delivery
•Roles of mobile, pervasive, and immersive technologies in education
•Technologies that directly or indirectly support mobile or blended learning systems (devices, networks, tools etc.)
•Theoretical approaches to mobile or blended learning solutions
•Use of mobile or blended learning in professional environments



Submission

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/journal-guidelines-for-submission/?titleid=1115 PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.


All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:


Dr. David Parsons and Dr. Kathryn MacCallum
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)
E-mail: david@themindlab.ac.nz, kathryn.maccallum@canterbury.ac.nz