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Last CFP: Special issue on "The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users" - IxD&A Journal

Special Issue on "The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users" to be published in the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

Guest Editors:

• Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, University of Salamanca, Spain
• Fernando De la Prieta, University of Salamanca, Spain
• Tania Di Mascio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
• Rosella Gennari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
• Pierpaolo Vittorini, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Important dates:

*** Deadline: 15 December, 2014 ***

Other important dates:
• Notification to the authors: 15 January, 2015
• Deadline for submission of the final camera ready version of accepted papers: 10 February, 2015
• Publication of the special issue: end of February 2015


The design of accessible, usable and pedagogically effective Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) products requires empirical research and real users. The TEL4U special issue seeks contributions that describe how empirical evidence or the involvement of real users in the design process allow TEL researchers to produce accessible, usable and pedagogically effective TEL products for the intended users. TEL4U also welcomes contributions to TEL from contiguous research areas such as cognitive systems, technologies for digital content and languages, inclusion, smart schools, creativity and learning.

Topics of Interests

The special issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at (i) the 3rd International Workshop on Evidenced Based and User centered Technology Enhanced Learning workshop (ebuTEL 2013), held in Trento on September 16th 2013, and (ii) at Methodology and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (MIS4TEL 2014), held in Salamanca (Spain) on June 4th-6th, 2014, expanding the topics of the evidence based TEL workshop series in order to provide an open forum for discussing intelligent systems for TEL and empirical methodologies for their design or evaluation.

Moreover, the special issue also strongly encourages submissions from researchers that were unable to participate in the workshops, by welcoming original research papers from topics including, but not restricted to:

• Personalisation, user modelling and adaptation in TEL;
• Games and game learning for TEL;
• Knowledge representation and reasoning for TEL;
• Knowledge management for TEL;
• Semantic web for TEL;
• Web 2.0 and social learning environments for TEL;
• Natural language processing for TEL;
• Effective teaching techniques and strategies for TEL;
• TEL case studies;
• Evaluation guidelines, methodologies and methods for TEL;
• Design guidelines, methodologies and methods for TEL;
• Accessibility and usability guidelines, methodologies and methods for TEL;
• TEL for users with special needs;
• Sharing and interoperability between TEL systems;
• Smart TEL environments.

Technology enhanced learning, evidence-based design, user-centred design, participatory design, co-design, serious games, educational game design, evaluation, usability, user satisfaction, accessibility, universal design, personalisation, smart schools, inclusion, creativity and learning.

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.

All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit a 8-14 pages paper (including authors' information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page:
http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/idea2010/login.php (when submitting the paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A special issue: 'The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors, publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• corchado [at] usal.es
• fer [at] usal.es
• tania.dimascio [at] univaq.it
• gennari [at] inf.unibz.it
• pierpaolo.vittorini [at] univaq.it

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