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Technology, Knowledge and Learning

Technology, Knowledge and Learning

Main editor: Dirk Ifenthaler

ISSN: 2211-1662 (print version)
ISSN: 2211-1670 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10758

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Submission Types

Original Research 

Original research papers are primarily concerned with empirical research in digital learning, gamification, assessment and learning analytics.
Structure
Manuscripts should be prepared according to APA, 6th ed. and in accordance with the journal’s Instructions for Authors (http://www.springer.com/10758?detailsPage=pltci_1060680). The following sections are essential.
Introduction
Provide the objectives and adequate theoretical and empirical background of the work. The section concludes with specific research questions and hypotheses.
Method
Detailed information on the participants, research design, materials, variables, procedure, and analysis is provided. This section should provide enough information to allow other researchers to replicate the reported work.
Results
Reported results should be concise and linked to the research questions and hypotheses.
Discussion and Conclusion
Explore the significance of the results and possible limitations of the work as well as suggest practical implications. The main conclusions of the work highlight the reported work and provide perspectives for future work.
References
Citations in the text shall follow the referencing style used by APA 6th ed. The reference list shall be arranged first alphabetically and further chronologically if necessary - see APA 6th ed.
Submission
Manuscripts should be between 4,500 and 8,000 words (including references, tables, figures) and shall be submitted through the journal’s Editorial Manager (https://www.editorialmanager.com/tknl/).

Work in Progress Study 

Work-in-progress studies provide early insights into leading projects or document progressions of excellent research within the field of digital learning, gamification, automated assessment, or learning analytics.
Structure
Manuscripts should be prepared according to APA, 6th ed. and in accordance with the journal’s Instructions for Authors (http://www.springer.com/10758?detailsPage=pltci_1060680). The following sections are essential.
Introduction
Provide the objectives and adequate theoretical and empirical background of the work. The section concludes with specific research questions and hypotheses.
Method
Detailed information on the participants, research design, materials, variables, procedure, and analysis is provided. This section should provide enough information to allow other researchers to replicate the reported work.
Results
Reported results should be concise and linked to the research questions and hypotheses.
Discussion and Conclusion
Explore the significance of the results and possible limitations of the work as well as suggest practical implications. The main conclusions of the work highlight the reported work and provide perspectives for future work.
References
Citations in the text shall follow the referencing style used by APA 6th ed. The reference list shall be arranged first alphabetically and further chronologically if necessary - see APA 6th ed.
Submission
Manuscripts should be between 4,500 and 8,000 words (including references, tables, figures) and shall be submitted through the journal’s Editorial Manager (https://www.editorialmanager.com/tknl/).

Integrative Review 

Integrative reviews provide and overview and synthesize relevant literature within the field of digital learning, gamification, automated assessment, or learning analytics.
Structure
Manuscripts should be prepared according to APA, 6th ed. and in accordance with the journal’s Instructions for Authors (http://www.springer.com/10758?detailsPage=pltci_1060680). The following five sections are essential.
Introduction
Provide the objectives of the work and a general presentation of the topic to be covered. The section concludes with specific research.
Body
Sources of the integrative review shall be presented using an adequate method, such as chronological (organized around a specific timeline), publication type (grouped by sources of research evidence), trends (identify different streams of the research over time), thematic (organized around topics or ideas), or methodological (grouped by research studies or projects). This section shall draw on current issues and historical or related ideas that have influenced the development of the work presented.
Implications for Future Research
Explore the significance of the integrative review and possible limitations as well as suggest perspectives for future work.
References
Citations in the text shall follow the referencing style used by APA 6th ed. The reference list shall be arranged first alphabetically and further chronologically if necessary - see APA 6th ed.
Submission
Manuscripts should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words (including references, tables, figures) and shall be submitted through the journal’s Editorial Manager (https://www.editorialmanager.com/tknl/).

Emerging Technology Report 

Emerging technology reports review new developments in educational technology by assessing the potentials for leading digital learning environments.
Structure
Manuscripts should be prepared according to APA, 6th ed. and in accordance with the journal’s Instructions for Authors (http://www.springer.com/10758?detailsPage=pltci_1060680). The following sections are essential.
Introduction and Description of the Emerging Technology
The first section of the Emerging Technology Report describes the emerging technology in rich detail.
Relevance for Learning, Instruction, and Assessment
How does the described emerging technology contribute to learning, instruction, and assessment? In which domains and which levels of education can the emerging technology be implemented?
Emerging Technology in Practice
This section includes references to projects that adopt the emerging technology. References to publications and websites are essential.
Significant Challenges and Conclusions
What are the key challenges related to learning, teaching, and assessment? This section concludes with final critical remarks towards future developments and adoption of the emerging technology.
References
Citations in the text shall follow the referencing style used by APA 6th ed. The reference list shall be arranged first alphabetically and further chronologically if necessary - see APA 6th ed.
Submission
Manuscripts are limited to 2,000 words (including references) and shall be submitted through the journal’s Editorial Manager (https://www.editorialmanager.com/tknl/).

Book Review 

Book reviews provide an informative and critical discussion of works focusing on digital learning, gamification, automated assessment, or learning analytics.
Structure
Manuscripts should be prepared according to APA, 6th ed. and in accordance with the journal’s Instructions for Authors (http://www.springer.com/10758?detailsPage=pltci_1060680). The following sections are essential.
Bibliographic Details
The first section of the book review provides full bibliographic details of the book including author(s), title, edition, publisher, place of publication, year of publication, and doi.
Author(s) and Contents of the Book
This section highlights who the author(s) are and what particular credentials and expertise they have to publish the book. Further, this section provides an overview of the book. This may include the thesis of the book, the intended audience of the book, the scope and objectives of the book, the structure of the book, and a summary of the contents (chapter by chapter or in other units).
Evaluation
This section evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the book. This may include the subject matter, writing style, achievement of objectives, contribution to the field, particular features, and practical implications.
Summary Statement
The final section includes a final assessment of the book and recommendations where the book can be used best.
References
Citations in the text shall follow the referencing style used by APA 6th ed. The reference list shall be arranged first alphabetically and further chronologically if necessary - see APA 6th ed.
Submission
Manuscripts are limited to 2,000 words (including references) and shall be submitted through the journal’s Editorial Manager (https://www.editorialmanager.com/tknl/).

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    Technology, Knowledge and Learning emphasizes the increased interest on context-aware adaptive and personalized digital learning environments. Rapid technological developments have led to new research challenges focusing on digital learning, gamification, automated assessment and learning analytics. These emerging systems aim to provide learning experiences delivered via online environments as well as mobile devices and tailored to the educational needs, the personal characteristics and the particular circumstances of the individual learner or a (massive) group of interconnected learners. Such diverse learning experiences in real-world and virtual situations generates big data which provides rich potential for in-depth intelligent analysis and adaptive feedback as well as scaffolds whenever the learner needs it. Novel manuscripts are welcome that account for how these new technologies and systems reconfigure learning experiences, assessment methodologies as well as future educational practices. Technology, Knowledge and Learning also publishes guest-edited themed special issues linked to the emerging field of educational technology.   

    Submissions can be empirical investigations, work in progress studies or emerging technology reports. Empirical investigations report quantitative or qualitative research demonstrating advances in digital learning, gamification, automated assessment or learning analytics. Work-in-progress studies provide early insights into leading projects or document progressions of excellent research within the field of digital learning, gamification, automated assessment or learning analytics. Emerging technology reports review new developments in educational technology by assessing the potentials for leading digital learning environments.  

    Manuscripts submitted to Technology, Knowledge and Learning undergo a blind review process involving expert reviews and in-depth evaluations. Initial feedback is usually provided within eight weeks including in progress open-access abstracts and review snapshots.

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