Springer - Journal of Education and Information Technologies (EAIT)
Call for Papers: Special Issue on Disruption, Innovation and Resiliency in Immersive Learning
Impact Factor: 2.917 (2020)
Five year impact factor: 2.953 (2020)
Full call for papers available and information on how to submit: https://www.springer.com/journal/10639/updates/23143934
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The interdisciplinary field of Immersive Learning has been experiencing a sustained increase in applications, particularly given the increase in innovative technologies available to researchers, developers and instructors. Communities such as the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) have challenged researchers and practitioners to showcase innovative applications of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and other extended reality (XR) technologies to support learners across the full span of learning—from K-12 through higher education to work-based, informal, and lifelong learning contexts. But many questions remain, such as how to make sure that XR educational experiences consolidate into well-established learning tools, scalable and correctly assessed. Moreover, the interdisciplinary nature of these applications has created new bridges between researchers, computer scientists, educators, gamers, UI/UX designers, developers, among others, all while considering ethics, standards and values, developing the field of Immersive Learning research.
This special issue is edited in cooperation with the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN). iLRN is an international organization of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning (https://immersivelrn.org/). The Immersive Learning Research Network fosters communities (also known as Houses) with a shared interest in advancing a specific, identified area of application of immersive learning:
Moreover, iLRN has challenged the community towards the systematization of this field with the Immersive Learning Knowledge Tree initiative. How can researchers bridge their different epistemological landscapes to combine their efforts and develop the field of immersive learning research?
For this reason, we call upon the community of Immersive Learning researchers for original contributions of innovative research that focus on how we might use these powerful XR tools and devices within the emergent knowledge of learning sciences to transform our communities. We call on the experts of these disciplines to envision ways of working together to better engage in our work in ways befitting the world we live in – and the world we could build together with vision, integrity, and collaborative discipline.
We seek contributions towards:
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