RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal launches a call for articles for the next Special Issue on e-learning in the disciplines of economics and business studies
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RUSC’s launches a call for articles for the next Special Issue on e-learning in the disciplines of economics and business studies
We are interested in receiving research articles on the topic covered by the special issue, corresponding to any sector of education and from anywhere in the world.
Specifically, the special issue's subject areas are as follows:
• The development of interpersonal and other generic competences
• Learning in quantitative subjects
• The use of synchronous communication
• Experience-based learning: placements and projects in companies, recognition of professional experience, etc.
• The use of simulators as a teaching tool
• The use of social networks
• Edutainment and educational applications of serious games
• Personalized e-feedback
• Teachers' profile, training and motivation
• Virtual teams for teaching
• Guaranteeing quality
• Tutor activity
Other subject areas that reflect the recent evolution of e-learning in the economics and business studies sphere will also be considered.
Àngels Fitó has been director of the Economics and Business Studies Department of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) since 2010. Previously, she combined her teaching activity in other Spanish universities with economic and financial consultancy work. Her research focuses on economic and financial information and on e-learning. She has published her research results in international indexed journals, and presented them at international conferences on accounting and financial matters and education alike.
Josep M. Batalla has been a senior lecturer at the UOC since 1998. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Science and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Barcelona. Between 2000 and 2004, he directed the Business Science programme and the Business Administration and Management degree programme. He currently coordinates the “Management & e-Learning” (MeL) research group, which is associated with the eLearn Center (a UOC research centre focusing on higher education and lifelong learning). He is involved in various innovation and e-learning projects, and is a member of the Economics of Education Association (AEDE).
Eva Rimbau has been a lecturer at the UOC since 2004 and she holds a PhD in Business Administration and Management from the University of Barcelona. She has been academic director of the University's Labour Sciences degree programme, its Health and Safety master's degree programme, and its Economics and Business Studies Postgraduate Section. She has led or participated in the process of adapting a number of degrees to the European Higher Education Area, and is co-author of the first guide to assessing transferable skills in online economics and business studies degree programmes. She is a member of the “Management & eLearning” (MeL) research group, which is associated with the UOC's eLearn Center, and of the “Observatory of the New Economy” (ONE), which belongs to the UOC's Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) and is recognized by the Catalan government as a consolidated research group. Her interests in research into teaching revolve around e-learning management, the development and assessment of transferable skills online, and the recognition of informal learning.
Enric Serradell-López is a senior lecturer in the UOC's Economics and Business Studies Department. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Science and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Barcelona. His main lines of research are related to the management and analysis of elements that provide companies with a competitive edge, a subject area within which he has produced a considerable volume of teaching and research materials. He is a member of the UOC's eLearn Center.
Alison Sheridan completed her undergraduate degree in agricultural economics at the University of Sydney. Prior to completing her PhD, she worked as an agricultural economist in Australia and the US. Since joining the University of New England (UNE) in 1988, she has taken on a number of roles, the most recent being head of the UNE Business School. Her research interests span gender and human resource management, management education, corporate governance and regional development, and she has published widely in the areas in question. She has led research projects funded by the Australian Research Council and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
Donald E. Hanna is Professor Emeritus of educational communications at the University of Wisconsin-Extension in the USA. His main research lines are focused on organizational change, leadership and the impact of learning technologies on both student learning and university organization. He has written several nationally and internationally recognized books and articles, and is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences.
Articles should be submitted by November 30th 2013.
Articles will be published in the first semester of 2014.
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