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TechTrends

Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning A publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Charles B. Hodges

ISSN: 8756-3894 (print version)
ISSN: 1559-7075 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11528

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Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning
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Special Issue Topic:
Educational Technology Research with International Perspectives and Cultural Contexts
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AECT’s International Division sponsors a Special Issue of TechTrends with the theme, “Educational Technology Research with International Perspectives and Cultural Contexts”. AECT is a major professional organization in the field of Educational Technology with diverse memberships around the Globe. AECT has a long history of promoting and facilitating collaborative research efforts among its members on international arena. Educational technology innovation and infusion for learning and research at every part of the world has its unique characteristics. Global perspectives are of great values to inform and inspire educational technology research that recognizes and respects the rich cultural differences and unique local contexts. This call aims at soliciting and publishing articles that (1) examine international perspectives on research in educational technology, (2) report collaborative research efforts across geographic distance between and among different nations, (3) discuss technology and learning related theoretic concepts that promote and facilitate international collaborations, (4) explore professional ethics, unique cultures, and policies related to educational technology on the global arena, and (5) share innovative ways of meeting educational technology related challenges in their own countries. The goal of this special issue is to provide a snapshot of the current landscape of educational technology research through the lenses of international perspectives and cultural contexts.
Suggested Topics may include the following, but are not limited to:
● International collaboration and initiatives in educational technology
● MOOCs implementations, communities, and challenges
● Mobile learning practices, constraints, and solutions
● Educational technology integration in urban and rural areas
● Maker education initiatives, practices, and eco-systems
● Connecting local and global learning spaces
● Social media for facilitating language and culture learning
● Open education models, practices, and resources
● Virtual reality and augmented reality for K-16 learning
● Educational technology in future school administration and management
SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS
Yu-Chang Hsu, Ph.D. Boise State University hsu@boisestate.edu
Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Ph.D. Florida Gulf Coast University xxwang@fgcu.edu
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please submit a brief overview (approx. 600 words) of proposed article to Yu-Chang Hsu ( hsu@boisestate.edu ) and Charles Xiaoxue Wang ( xxwang@fgcu.edu ) for initial review. If accepted, we will provide you with instruction of how to use TechTrends portal for submission of your manuscript for this special issue. The manuscript will normally be 5000-6000 words in length (10-15 pages) with an abstract not exceeding 150 words. Manuscripts will follow the guidelines of TechTrends as provided by the publisher Springer at https://goo.gl/zWTL91
All the submitted manuscripts undergo blind peer review. We will also ask authors of accepted articles to serve as reviewers for other submissions. When you submit your overview, please indicate whether you are willing to serve in this capacity.
We anticipate 8 to 12 articles to be included in this special issue.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES
• December 1, 2017 – Abstract Submission Deadline
• January 15, 2018 - Authors notified of accepted Abstracts
• July 15, 2018 – Initial Manuscript Submission Deadline
• September 15, 2018 – Authors Informed of Results of Review
• November 1, 2018 – Final Manuscript Submission Deadline
• May, 2019 – Special issue published, online and print; articles will be published Online First prior to that time.
Questions should be sent to Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu ( hsu@boisestate.edu ) or Dr. Charles Xiaoxue Wang ( xxwang@fgcu.edu ).

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    TechTrendsis a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field, to provide a means by which practictioners can be kept current on the latest developments in the design, manufacture, and use of communications materials and devices; and to provide a vehicle for communication among the members of AECT to share information.

    TechTrends considers manuscripts of the following types:

    • Reports of innovative and/or exemplary practice.
    • General articles discussing matters of concern to practitioners.
    • Critical reviews of important literature, materials, and devices related to the field.
    • Summaries of research translated into practical application.
    • Reports of developmental programs and trends of national and international significance.
    • News of the latest products, both materials and devices, for use in the field.
    • Articles of use to managers and various specializations within the general educational communications and technology field.

    TechTrends is a peer-reviewed publication, and submitted manuscripts are reviewed without bias by a panel of consulting editors and other professionals with expertise in the topics

    TechTrendsis a leading publication for professionals in the educational communication and technology field. As such its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field, to provide a means by which practictioners can be kept current on the latest developments in the design, manufacture, and use of communications materials and devices; and to provide a vehicle for communication among the members of AECT to share information.

    TechTrends considers manuscripts of the following types:

    • Reports of innovative and/or exemplary practice.
    • General articles discussing matters of concern to practitioners.
    • Critical reviews of important literature, materials, and devices related to the field.
    • Summaries of research translated into practical application.
    • Reports of developmental programs and trends of national and international significance.
    • News of the latest products, both materials and devices, for use in the field.
    • Articles of use to managers and various specializations within the general educational communications and technology field.

    TechTrends is a peer-reviewed publication, and submitted manuscripts are reviewed without bias by a panel of consulting editors and other professionals with expertise in the topics

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