Special Issue "Critical Issues in Educational Technology"


A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jing Lei
Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, 336 Huntington Hall, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
Website: http://soe.syr.edu/about/member.aspx?fac=20
E-Mail: jlei@syr.edu
Phone: +1 315 443 1362
Fax: +1 315 443 1218
Interests: technology integration; digital citizenship; teacher technology preparation; social-cultural and psychological impact of technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well recognized that modern information and communication technology (ICT) has great potential to fundamentally transform education, however, this potential has not yet been realized. As modern ICTs continue to advance rapidly and profoundly change almost every aspect of our society, it is critical that the field of education reaps the benefit of ICT advancement to prepare the next generation of digital citizens. This special issue calls for conceptual and empirical papers that examine critical issues around technology integration in education.

Particularly, this Special Issue's Call for Papers addresses topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • The design of technology-facilitated learning systems and environments
  • The integration of emerging technologies, such as social media, web.2.0 tools, and games in teaching and learning
  • Preparing teachers to use emerging technologies in classrooms
  • The theoretical frameworks and/or practical strategies on how technology can be used to facilitate teaching and learning
  • The assessment of technology-facilitated learning
  • The psychological, social and cultural impacts of technology in education
  • Digital citizenship: Concept, practices, and assessment

Dr. Jing Lei
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (3 papers)

by , ,  and
Educ. Sci. 2014, 4(2), 193-208; doi:10.3390/educsci4020193
Received: 13 December 2013; in revised form: 23 April 2014 / Accepted: 29 April 2014 / Published: 22 May 2014
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Educ. Sci. 2014, 4(1), 13-35; doi:10.3390/educsci4010013
Received: 19 September 2013; in revised form: 3 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013
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by ,  and
Educ. Sci. 2013, 3(3), 344-358; doi:10.3390/educsci3030344
Received: 19 July 2013; in revised form: 28 August 2013 / Accepted: 4 September 2013 / Published: 11 September 2013
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Last update: 25 June 2014

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