Call for Papers in a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Education Journal
The IEEE Transactions on Education international journal makes a call for papers on the occasion of the preparation of a special issue entitled “Original Experiences Using Open Course Ware and OER”. This publication will try to address the role of educators and universities in the future of new educational resources, which are becoming more widely available as well as free and online. The lead guest editor of this special issue will be Oscar Martinez Bonastre, an eMadrid network member. Next to him, will also be part of the editorial team other members of this project, as Edmundo Tovar, Nelson Piedra or Manuel Castro.
Open educational resources (OER) have been available for more than a decade through initiatives such as OpenCourseWare, platform created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and which are nowadays used by more than 300 institutions worldwide. Next to OCW there are many other initiatives that address the production of educational material in these terms and this is affecting both learning processes and educational and research institutions.
From this context, the call for articles in this special issue of "IEEE Transactions on Education" will focus on the search of “innovative experiences using OCW/OER to demonstrate the theory and practice of electrical and computer engineering, presenting both scientific and educational studies using OER-based novel educational research techniques such as Social Web, Semantic Web, Linked Data, and the like that are within the scope of interest of the IEEE Transactions on Education.”
All manuscripts submitted to this call for articles must follow rules mandatory. Once written, the delivery will be made electronically through this website. The deadline of this call for papers will be May 1, 2013. This special issue is scheduled to be published in February 2014.