International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Connolly (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom)
Indexed In: SCOPUS, INSPEC and 10 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-8518|EISSN: 1947-8526|DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE


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.

Topics Covered

  • 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)

Mission and Scope

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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 10: 2 Issues (2020): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 9: 2 Issues (2019)
Volume 8: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 7: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 1 Issue (2016)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Thomas Connolly is a Professor and Head of Creative Technologies at the University of the West of Scotland, Director of the research Institute for Creative Technologies and Applied Computing (ICTAC) and Chair of the Centre for ICT in Education (ICTE). He has published over 150 papers in online learning, games-based learning, Web2.0 technologies and database systems. He is also Director of the Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies (SCET), whose mission is to support large and small companies in the adoption of emerging technologies, particularly with the Creative Industries sector. In the past 5 years, he has managed over 150 projects with Scottish companies, increasing company turnover by over 65 million and creating 500 jobs and safeguarding a further 900 jobs.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Edward Castronova, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
Gavin Dudeney, The Consultants-E, United Kingdom
David Fonseca, La Salle Campus Barcelona, Spain ORCID
Carey Jewitt, University of London, United Kingdom
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Rob Koper, The Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Jaroslaw Krajka, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, The Open University, United Kingdom
Assion Lawson-Body, University of North Dakota, United States
Mark Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
David McConnell, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Elena Railean, Free International University of Moldova, Moldova, Republic Of
Hayo Reinders, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Roo Reynolds, BBC Vision, United Kingdom
Niall Sclater, Open University, United Kingdom
George Siemens, University of Manitoba, Canada
Michael Simonson, Fischler College, United States
Michael Thomas, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Erman Uzun, Mersin University, Turkey
Jeroen van Merriënboer, Open University, Netherlands
Mark Warschauer, University of California, Irvine, United States
Crispin Weston, Suppliers Association for Learning Technology and Interoperability in Schools (SALTIS), United Kingdom
Associate Editors
Kikuo Asai, The Open University of Japan, Japan
Kim Becnel, Appalachain State University, United States
Yaëlle Chaudy, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Michael DeMers, New Mexico State University, United States
Edward Dixon, The University of Pennsylvania, United States
Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Jonathon Richter, Salish Kootenai College, United States
Mario Soflano, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Nikolina Tsvetkova, Sofia University, Bulgaria ORCID
Michael Vallance, Future University Hakodate, Japan
Editorial Review Board
Rex Bringula, University of the East, Philippines
Mohamed Chatti, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Germany
Michael Coghlan, TAFE, Australia
Chris Dann, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Jennifer Elliott, TiER1 Performance Solutions, United States
Benjamin Erlandson, Essential Complexity, United States
Nicolas Gromik, Tohoku University, Japan
Mirjam Hauck, Open University, United Kingdom
Jane Hunter, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Rhonda Jeffries, University of South Carolina, United States
Helen Keegan, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Jeremy Kemp, San José State University, United States
George Maclean, Tsukuba University, Japan
Terry McClannon, Appalachian State University, United States
Nik Peachey, Freelance Learning Technology Consultant, United Kingdom
Ken Reeder, University of British Columbia, Canada
Bernd Ruschoff, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Hagit Tal, Open University of Israel, Israel


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

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