International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)
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International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)

Editors-in-Chief: Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan) and Pei-Di Shen (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)
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Published: Quarterly |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-6873|EISSN: 2155-6881|DOI: 10.4018/IJOPCD
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The International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) serves as a forum for the improvement of online education for schools and teachers planning to implement, or currently engaged in, e-learning. Focusing on online schooling and curriculum preparation, this journal provides effective Web-based teaching methods for teachers and educators. IJOPCD presents critical viewpoints for academic professionals in the development of online learning.

Topics Covered

  • Adoption of e-learning
  • Best practices in computing education
  • Best practices in science education
  • Blended Learning
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • E-Learning
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Evaluation of learning technology systems
  • Evaluation of online learning effects
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Multimedia and interactive learning systems
  • Online Course Design
  • Online learners’ behavior
  • Pedagogy and teaching with technology
  • Virtual reality environments
  • Web-based teaching methods

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) is to provide a platform for the latest research, analysis, and development of online education, effective online teaching methods, and course design. IJOPCD covers the pedagogical design aspects of science education and computing education, as well as courses supported by educational technologies. Targeting academic researchers and educators who work in the field, this journal focuses on the importance of developments in online course design and teaching methods to improve teachers’ teaching and students’ learning. Researchers are encouraged to submit cross-disciplinary, high-quality syntheses that are interesting, beneficial, and apprehensible to all those interested in or teaching science and related disciplines.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 10: 4 Issues (2020)
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Volume 8: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2011)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Chia-Wen Tsai is a Professor in the Department of Information Management, Ming Chuan University (Taiwan). Dr. Tsai is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development and the International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy. He is interested in e-learning, knowledge management, electronic commerce, and service management. He has published his research in refereed journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Educational Technology and Society, the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, and the International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education.
Pei-Di Shen ( currently works as Director of the Teacher Education Center and as a professor in the Graduate School of Education, Ming Chuan University (Taipei, Taiwan). Dr. Shen’s primary interest areas are e-learning, knowledge management, virtual community, and management information systems. Her research focus is in the distance education in higher education. She has published several articles in refereed journals, such as the Interactive Learning Environments, the International Journal of Information and Communications Technology Education, CyberPsychology & Behavior, the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, and Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Ahmet Cakir, ERGONOMIC Institute, Germany
Brenda Wiederhold, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Belgium
Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chun-Yen Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Constantine Stephanidis, University of Crete, Greece
David Bills, University of Iowa, United States
Emma Smith, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Johnny Matson, Louisiana State University, United States
Kinshuk , Athabasca University, Canada
Michael Pecht, University of Maryland, United States
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Nick Rushby, Conation Technologies Limited, United Kingdom
Philip Barker, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Associate Editors
Arun Patil, Amity University Rajasthan, India, Australia
David Carbonara, Duquesne University, United States
Eric Liu, National Central University, Taiwan
Hayden Wimmer, Georgia Southern University, United States
Jaideep Motwani, Grand Valley State University, United States
Jen-Nan Chen, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Jin-Long Wang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Kenneth Strang, Multinations Research, United States ORCID
Lawrence Tomei, Robert Morris University, United States
Mahesh Raisinghani, Texas Woman's University, United States ORCID
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada ORCID
Mary Hricko, Kent State University, United States ORCID
Shiuh-Nan Hwang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Susheel Chhabra, PML SD Business School, Chandigarh, India, India ORCID
Tsang-Hsiung Lee, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Editorial Review Board
Andrew Kitchenham, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Daniel Keebler, Rutgers University, United States
Eunice Sari, Online Learning Community for Teacher Professional Development, Australia
Fahriye Aksal, Near East University, Turkey ORCID
George Maclean, Tsukuba University, Japan
Jayne Klenner, King's College , United States
Jerry Maroulis, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
John Nugent, University of Dallas, United States
Judy Lambert, University of Toledo, United States
Katy Campbell, University of Alberta, Canada
Michael Miller, Youngstown State University, United States
Patricia McGee, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Ramesh Chander Sharma, Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi, India, India ORCID
Sen-Chi Yu, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
Stephen Bronack, University of West Georgia, United States
Susan Gebhard, Seneca Valley School District, United States
Terry Kidd, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
Theresa Coogan, University of South Florida, United States
Tien-Chi Huang, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Wen-Lung Shiau, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Yi-Hsien Wang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Ying Xie, Northern Illinois University, United States ORCID
Ying-Tien Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
Zehra Altınay, Near East University, Turkey ORCID


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.

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International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design