RUSC CALL FOR PAPERS
MONOGRAPH ISSUE ON MATHEMATICAL E-LEARNING
Journal indexed in Scopus, EBSCO and ProQuest.
Full paper deadline: July 31, 2011
Monograph Issue to be published in January 2012
• Math e-learning (including Statistics and other related areas)
• Internet-based Math higher-education
• Online learning
• Asynchronous and synchronous online learning
• Blended learning
• Mathematical software for education
• Learning management systems
• Higher education
Dr. Angel A. Juan (Spain): http://ajuanp.wordpress.com
Dr. Maria Antonia Huertas (Spain): http://huertas.wordpress.com/
Dr. Hans Cuypers (The Netherlands): http://www.win.tue.nl/~hansc
Dr. Birgit Loch (Australia): http://www.swinburne.edu.au/engineering/staff/birgit
Educational technologies are changing the way in which higher education is delivered. These technologies include e-learning environments or learning management systems for individual and collaborative learning, Internet resources for teaching and learning, academic materials in electronic format, specific subject-related software, groupware and social network software, etc. With the ubiquitous nature of technological innovation, over the last decades not only have we seen the growth of new purely-online universities, but we are also witnessing the transformation of how instruction is being delivered in most traditional face-to-face universities -affecting the nature of the courses as well as degree programs they offer. These technological innovations have driven the growth of distance learning opportunities, as students who are time-bound due to job or travel difficulties or place-bound due to geographic location or physical disabilities can now access courses and degree programs at their convenience.
E-learning models are currently practiced widely all over the world. Regarding the areas of Mathematics and Statistics, educational reforms are widespread both in purely-online and in face-to-face education. Many instructors have been encouraged to try new teaching strategies based on online support, interdisciplinary collaborative learning, and integration of mathematical and statistical software in their courses. University departments worldwide have been leveraging technological capabilities in creating new engaging curricula that promote conceptual understanding instead of procedural knowledge.
Nevertheless, as implementation, especially in mathematics, is not at all easy, we are confronted with numerous challenges. Some of these challenges are due to the intrinsic demographic characteristics of the so-called "Internet-generation" students while others are due to the intrinsic disciplinary nature of Mathematics and Statistics.
Overall objectives of the special issue
The main goals of this special issue are:
• To identify and publish worldwide best practices regarding Math e-learning in higher education.
• To share theoretical or applied pedagogical models and systems used in Math e-learning including the use of computer-supported collaborative learning common to most e-learning practices.
• To forecast emerging technologies and tendencies regarding mathematical software, learning management systems and mathematics education online.
• To present up-to-date research work on how mathematics education is changing in a global and web-based world.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following
• Mathematical e-learning
• Computer Supported Mathematical learning
• Groupware systems in Mathematical teaching
• Collaborative learning in Mathematical education
• Distributed e-learning environments for Mathematics
• Web-based Mathematical instruction/learning
• Evaluation of technology systems for Math e-learning
• Free and open source software for Math learning
• Simulation-supported learning and instruction in Mathematics
• E-learning management systems and Mathematical education
• Emerging technologies in Mathematical education
• Technology-driven Math e-learning models and strategies
• Multimedia and interactive Math e-learning systems
• Technological standardization in Mathematical learning
• Practices in Mathematical learning and teaching
• Surveys of Math e-learning adoption and results in education
• Future of Math e-learning
Author guidelines and submission process: http://www.uoc.edu/ojs/index.php/rusc/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
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