RUSC's call for articles open for the next monographic issue on Informalisation of Education
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RUSC's call for articles open for the next monographic issue on Informalisation of Education
We are interested in receiving research articles on the theme of the Dossier from all educational sectors around the world.
Specifically, the thematic areas of the Dossier are as follows (the list of themes is not exhaustive, but might include):
• Alternative methods of informal learning assessment
• Quality assurance and quality enhancement processes for open educational resources
• Evaluation of MOOC initiatives, processes and outcomes
• New ways of providing education through universities
• Changing roles of academics and professional educators
• Informal accreditation of courses and outcomes
• Learning design for informal learning purposes
• Ways in which students construct their own informal learning paths
• New business models supporting informal learning
Director, eLearn Center
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Senior lecturer in Education, ICTs and e-learning at UOC. He was also the programme director for the university’s master’s degree in Education and ICTs (e-learning) (2004-2011).
His main research interests are ICT uses in education and training and, particularly, the policies, organisation, management and leadership of e-learning implementation, and its quality assurance. He has worked as a consultant and trainer in several online and blended learning projects in Europe, America and Asia, focusing on implementation strategies for the use of technology for teaching and learning. He was a visiting scholar at the Korea National Open University, South Korea, in 2010.
He is the vice-president of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL). He was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) (2003-2009), and of the Advisory Board of the Open University of Portugal (2007-2008).
He is a regional editor of the European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. He also serves on the editorial boards of a number of learning technology and education related academic journals, including the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, Revista de Formación e Innovación Educativa, Pixel-Bit, and Edutec.
Associate Professor, Learning Technologies
Originally trained as a psychologist, he has spent his entire career working in media, technology and learning, predominantly in nurse education (National Health Service 1981-1995) and teacher education and training (1976-1981 and 1995-present). He is now in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society.
He specialises in research on e-learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on social media and Web 2.0 tools. He is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles and a prolific edublogger. His blog “Learning with ‘e’s” is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education and training.
He chairs the Plymouth e-Learning Conference and, from 2008 to 2011, was the co-editor of the journal Interactive Learning Environments. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of learning technology and education related open access academic journals including Research in Learning Technology (formerly ALT-J), the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning and Digital Culture and Education.
Articles should be submitted by 30 June 2012. No articles received after that date will be accepted.
Articles will be published in volume 10, issue 1, on January 2013.
Author guidelines and submission process
Articles should not exceed 5,000 words and must contain the following:
- Abstract (200-300 words)
- 4 to 6 keywords
- Article (divided into sections and subsections)
- Figures can be included within the article, but please also attach them in a separate file.
In order to ensure a blind review, please place authors’ personal details in a separate file. The personal details required are:
- Name and surname
- Position or academic appointment
- Author information (name and surname, position or academic affiliation, full professional postal address and e-mail address)
- Short CV (100-200 words)
The articles selected by the editors will be peer reviewed by at least two members of RUSC’s Editorial Board or by recognised experts in the field, as indicated by the editor.
You need to register as an author on the journal’s website in order to submit work (http://www.uoc.edu/ojs/index.php/rusc/user/register). Once registered, enter the username and password you receive during the registration process to begin the submission process. In Step 1, select the Monograph section, and accept the prior conditions for submission and copyright. In Step 2, enter the metadata (title, abstract, keywords). In Step 3, attach the original. You can leave Step 4 empty if there are no additional files, but you need to go on to Step 5 to complete the process.
We strongly recommend checking the journal’s author guidelines (http://www.uoc.edu/ojs/index.php/rusc/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions) before submitting an article.
You should specify that the article being submitted is for the DOSSIER.
RUSC. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento
RUSC. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento is an open-access e-journal published by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) twice a year, in January and July.
The purpose of the journal is to study and analyse the links between the knowledge society and higher education institutions. With this in mind, RUSC publishes original academic works on the following topics: university models in the knowledge society; educational models and the use of technology in higher education; open-access systems in the use of learning materials; technological models and free and open-source software; transformations in learning processes in higher education as a result of the use of ICTs; organisational and administrative perspectives on the use of ICTs in institutions of higher learning; leadership and administration of universities in the knowledge society, and university internet presence models.
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