Monday, 26 March 2007

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Special Issue
New Technologies and New Approaches in Higher Education Pedagogy

Guest Editor: Krista P. Terry

Radford University;

As emerging technologies begin to dissolve boundaries between time, place and space, educators find themselves searching for methods to understand the attributes and functions of these new media technologies in order to leverage them toward enhancing the teaching and learning process. Mobile learning devices have facilitated ubiquitous learning environments that transcend the traditional classroom boundaries while personal broadcasting and social computing technologies have harnessed the power of individuals to create and collaborate through computer mediated environments. The evolution of these technologies provides educators with both challenges and opportunities to create rich and engaging learning experiences for their learners.

This issue will focus on how best to match attributes and features of new technologies with instructional goals and objectives in order to communicate with and teach a generated of 'wired', multi-tasking, media-immersed students. Manuscripts in this issue should focus on (a) the research, theory and practice of designing effective learning environments that are focused on the integration of new media technologies, and/or (b) the application of new media technologies to higher education.

Potential topics may include, but should not be limited to:

* mobile learning, podcasts, cell phones and tablet computing
* social learning, folksonomies, networks, and communication tools
* virtual worlds and gaming environments
* blogs, wikis and user-generated content

Specific Guidelines:

Finished manuscripts must be submitted by November 1, 2007. Please see the IJTLHE Submission Guidelines for detailed author guidelines and submission procedures. For further information or inquiry about this special issue, contact the Guest Editor: Krista P. Terry.

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