Special Issue: Media and Methods for Opening Education
Submissions due on 10/20
Issue 5 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Editors: Gregory T. Donovan and Suzanne Tamang
JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 5, we are seeking submissions under the theme of “Media and Methods for Opening Education.” This theme invites submissions that critically and creatively consider both media and methods that open up traditional educational settings to more democratic and diverse modes of learning and knowledge production.
We are particularly interested in papers that express intriguing and promising ideas, demonstrate new media forms or educational software tools, or focus on research methods for opening education. Possible submission topics include, but are not limited to:
- The development, implementation, and/or evaluation of pedagogical practices that draw on Open Education Resources (OER).
Explorations of Open Access, Open Source, and/or Open Data initiatives that address matters of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.
Critical considerations of corporate or proprietary media in pedagogical practices.
Feminist media and methodologies for challenging patriarchal structures in education.
Analyses of both the educational media and practices of civic movements such as the Free University, Occupy Data, or CryptoParty.
Hackathon methodologies: tools and practices.
Critical and participatory approaches to facilitating MOOCs.
Engaging local communities in public research and/or education through civic media.
Interactive platforms and practices that queer traditional educational boundaries between teacher/student as well as inside/outside the classroom, unfixing these binaries so as to reconsider our norms and what they leave unsaid.
Critical appropriations of queer, feminist and/or radical praxis to address ITP matters such as universal access.
Visualizing research products for diverse publics.
Best practices for collaborating in heterogeneous spaces.
Anti-disciplinary approaches to problem solving and the public domain.
In addition to traditional long-form articles, we invite submissions of audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations, creative works, manifestos, jeremiads or other scholarly materials. All submissions are subject to an open review process. Submissions received that do not fall under the specific theme of Issue 5, but do fall under the broader theme of JITP, will be considered for publication in a future issue.
The submission deadline for the Spring 2014 issue is October 20, 2013. When submitting using our Open Journal Systems software, under “Journal Section,” please select the section titled “Issue 5: Special Issue.” Submission instructions are below.
About the Journal
All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed independently by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process.
We intend that the journal itself — both in process and in product — serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practice. All submissions will be considered for our Behind the Seams feature, in which we publish dynamic representations of the revision and editorial processes, including reflections from the participants.
Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome (although see the Teaching Fails section below for an alternative outlet). Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in both formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.
Tool Tips, Teaching Fails, Assignments, and Book Reviews sections operate under a publish-then-peer-review model. Submissions for these sections are accepted on a rolling basis (please see the short section guidelines below for more information).
As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within 2-3 months of the submission deadline. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions at email@example.com
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