Special Issue "Blended Learning: A Global Perspective"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015).
Interests: school leadership; education policy; online teaching and learning; data-driven decision making; multimedia instructional models
It is with great pleasure that Education Sciences calls for the submission of articles for its special issue focusing on Blended Learning: A Global Perspective. Blended learning, also called hybrid and mixed-mode learning, combines online activity with traditional face-to-face pedagogical practice to create integrated “blended” learning environments. Blended learning has exploded as the learning modality of choice among educators around the world. Teachers, administrators, and policymakers in schools, colleges, universities, governing boards, and ministries are exploring the possibilities of blended learning as a pedagogically sound and beneficial way of broadening access to an education.
Blended learning is a natural outgrowth of the ubiquity of the Internet and World Wide Web. Over the past 20 years, online technology has touched just about every aspect of human endeavor, including education. With its increased popularity, a body of scholarship on blended learning has evolved. There is, however, much research, study, and knowledge-seeking still to be done. Technology is never static. As educators and entrepreneurs develop new hardware, software, and electronic communications capabilities, blended learning is constantly changing and making for a dynamic focus of study.
For this special issue, authors and researchers are invited to submit research articles, comprehensive reviews, policy studies, and other scholarly formats that will add to the knowledge base on blended learning. All research paradigms and methodologies are of interest. Submissions will go through a rigorous peer-review process to insure that the highest quality scholarship will comprise this special issue.
Prof. Dr. Anthony G. Picciano
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- blended learning
- hybrid learning
- mixed-mode learning
- online learning
- computer-mediated learning
- instructional technology
- instructional design