International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2010.

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.

ISSN: 1947-8518|EISSN: 1947-8526|DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE
The Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJVPLE.


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.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • 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)
Book Reviews: IJVPLE publishes reviews of recently published books relating to the use of information and communication technologies and education. Book reviews should be not more than 2,000 words in length, including references.

The following information should be provided below the book title:
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Date of publication
  • Number of pages

The book should be briefly summarized, referring to the sequence of chapters, before engaging in a critical analysis of the contents. Book reviews should normally include reference to research in relevant or related areas. Reviews should be submitted to the book reviews editor, Sarah Robbins, by e-mail:


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 PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at 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:

Thomas Connolly
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)