Special Issue "Computational Thinking"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Adj.-Prof. Dr. Martin Ebner
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Guest Editor
Graz University of Technology, Educational Technology, Graz, Austria
Interests: technology enhanced learning; seamless learning; learning analytics; open educational resources; maker education; computer science for children
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue highlights the importance and possibilities of computational thinking (CT) in an educational, as well as a broader societal context. The problem-solving approach of computational thinking allows for learners and practitioners to better deal with the complexity and open ended non-trivial problems posed by a world ever more uncertain and unpredictable. This will lead to a generation more adept to tackle the imminent challenges posed by the climate crisis, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI). To collaborate on these big issues and the corresponding opportunities, students need to be equipped with a solid baseline understanding and the interdisciplinary vision for a better future.

Over the last decade, CT was mainly taught in informal settings, educating privileged youth in makerspaces and mostly urban after-school programs. These valuable lessons are slowly transformed in compulsory education and national curricula, establishing a more inclusive environment to have all young minds interact with CT.

We invite you to participate in our open call for papers to share ideas, experiments, and ultimately knowledge in this emerging area of public interest.

Finally, I would like to thank Michael Pollak and his valuable work for assisting me with this Special Issue.

Kind Regards,

Prof. Dr. Martin Ebner
Guest Editor

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 single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.


  • Compulsory Education
  • Computational Thinking
  • Education
  • Informal Learning
  • K-12
  • Learning
  • Makerspaces
  • Maker Education
  • Problem Solving
  • Teaching

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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