International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2006.

The proliferation of Web-based technologies during the last decade may have given the impression of wide-spread changes in educational practices. In fact, we have only begun to scratch the surface of experiencing the vast impact these technologies could have on education. Viewed separately, Web-based technologies offer exciting possibilities for expanding the capacity to provide access to instruction and knowledge world-wide. However, and perhaps more importantly, viewing these technological advancements in a more dynamic context, forces educators and researchers to rethink the fundamental processes of teaching and learning. It's not just a simple matter of using a technical tool to supply time and place ubiquity but to accept the challenge of understanding the implications for the entire educational spectrum. Web-based teaching and learning begs the question of what exactly these technologies means for learners, teachers, program designers, academic experts, technical and administrative staff, institutional decision makers, training managers, publishers, and others. Although a considerable amount of exploration has been conducted regarding web-based learning technologies, the breadth and scope for dialogue and experimentation needs to be broadened. The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) provides a place for the dialogue and support of a diverse community interested in taking the challenge further.

ISSN: 1548-1093|EISSN: 1548-1107|DOI: 10.4018/IJWLTT
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)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 IJWLTT.

Mission

The mission of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of Web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. IJWLTT explores the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, IJWLTT endeavors a broad range of authors and expands the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal seeks to explore the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes.


Coverage

The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) focuses on the dimensions of reporting about developing new WBLT technologies and uses, and also sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. IJWLTT also covers aspects such as models and frameworks for the pedagogical design of courses including or supported by WBLT technologies, and for issuing and evaluating educational policies in institutions, and for organizing and managing training policies or departments in companies. Issues in methodologies for the training of teachers and trainers, for the building of multi-disciplinary teams for distance and on-line program administration and delivery are also included in the coverage. Topics to be discussed in the journal include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Best practices
  • Building multi-disciplinary teams for Web-based learning and teaching
  • Building Web-based learning communities
  • Constructivist approaches to Web-based learning and teaching
  • Decision making in implementing Web-based learning and teaching
  • Knowledge building using Web-based learning and teaching technologies
  • Management side of Web-based learning and teaching
  • Network learning using WLTT
  • Project management for implementing WLTT
  • Related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of Web-based technologies in education
  • Web-based CSCL
  • Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios
  • Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs
  • WLTT implementation: models, methods, and frameworks

    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 http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx 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. Mahesh S. Raisinghani
    Editor-in-Chief
    International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
    Email: MRaisinghani@mail.twu.edu