SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS – Journal of Educational Computing Research – Extended deadline 15 Oct

Journal of Educational Computing Research


Augmented & Virtual Reality in Education: Immersive Learning Research

The goal of this Special Issue is to publish research on the potentialities, affordances and challenges of immersive learning environments. And on the optimal use of immersive worlds and environments for educational purposes.

For this Special Issue, we are looking for original submissions on innovative research, technologies, and/or tools to enable successful services and products of immersive environments to foster learning, training and other activities in motivational and engaging ways. The objective is to uncover emerging trends and technologies, sound research and best practices, successful products and services within an international and interdisciplinary community. The focus is on virtual and augmented worlds, learning and motivational games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related learning and teaching tools, techniques, technologies, and standards.

Topics of interest in the context of immersive environments include research on:

  • Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices
  • Games and Gamification in educational contexts
  • Natural and Built Environments as Immersive Learning Spaces
  • The Psychological and Embodied Nature of “Immersion”
  • Future of Immersive learning: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
  • Environmental and ecological sciences
  • Cultural Heritage and situated, social interaction

Important dates

  • Paper submission opens: July 1st, 2018
  • Paper submission deadline: October 15th, 2018 (extended)
  • Review results sent to authors: October 31st, 2018
  • Revised papers submitted: December 1st, 2018
  • Second round of reviews received by: January 1st, 2019
  • Final decision sent to authors: January 22, 2019
  • Special Issue publication: 2019

Special Issue Guest Editors

  • Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas, USA  [Please direct questions to: debeck@uark.edu]
  • Anasol Peña-Rios, University of Essex, England, UK
  • Leonel Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
  • Colin Alison, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

Submission Guidelines

Full CFP available here: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/JEC_CFP.pdf