Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Educational Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Ensuring the quality of higher education

The issue of the quality of training in higher education establishments has been and remains the cornerstone for the effective functioning of industries, businesses and banks, the development of science, culture, education and society in general. Graduate student should be competitive in the job market. This means that they should not only get a good education, but also be willing and able to further self-improvement. To solve this problem it is important to discuss the comprehensive and diverse scientific basis of ensuring the quality of higher education, to review the results of scientific studies and the experience of higher education in various countries. The unanswered questions are: the definition of the concept of "quality of higher education", criteria and indicators of quality education, diagnostic tools, methods of monitoring the quality of education, ways and means of improving the educational process in Universities , the correlation of the quality education with higher education management and so on. In a special issue of the journal, we plan to deal with both - theoretical studies and practical achievements of scientific and educational community.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • The concept, criteria and indicators of quality in higher education
  • Monitoring the quality of higher education
  • Improving the educational process: content, methods, forms, and training tools
  • Management of/in higher education
  • Comparative studies

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2013
Final Version Due: November 30 2013
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 2013

Chief Guest Editor

Nina Tarasenkova
Bohdan Khmelnytskyy National University in Cherkasy, Ukraine
Email: ntaras7@ukr.net

co-editor

Prof. DSc. Zdravko Lalchev
Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski', Sofia, Bulgaria
Email: zdravkol@abv.bg

Ievgenii Borkach
Ferenc Rakoczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, Berehovo, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Ukraine
Email: barkatsj@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Zoltán Poór
University of West Hungary – Apáczai Csere János Faculty, Gy?r, Hungary
Email: poor.zoltan@atif.hu; poor.zoltan.ferenc@gmail.com

Oleg Melnikov
Belarusian State University, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty, Professor
Email: melnikov@bsu.by

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Nina Tarasenkova <ntaras7@ukr.net>.

Special Issue on Open Learning Spaces in Blended Systems

In a period of profound social, economic and cultural transformations, and the ever-increasing development of information and communication technologies (ICTs), education institutions face the need to redefine themselves to keep up with the technological challenges of the post-modern world.
The academic success of students, in the various components of their technical, professional, personal and social training, requires the reformulation of new learning spaces, in the web or face to face, open to the learners diversity and needs, in addition to the updating of knowledge (factual, procedural and contextual).
We need to re-conceptualize, re-design and rethink the use of these stimulating new learning spaces (immersive learning environments; augmented reality...). They should encourage collaboration and embrace informal and no formal learning.
So, in this special issue we want to emphasize the importance of the integration of different technological resources, different pedagogical approaches in different learning spaces.
Let’s make every space a open learning space!

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Serious Games
  • Blended Learning Systems
  • E-learning
  • Immersive Learning Environments
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Interactive Learning Environments
  • Network-Based Learning Environments
  • Collaborative Learning and Environments
  • Didactic/Pedagogical Issues and Teaching/Learning Strategies

Important dates

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2014
Final Version Due: July 31, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

J. António Moreira
Open University, Portugal
Email: jmoreira@uab.pt

Guest Editor

Angélica Monteiro
CIIE, Oporto University, Portugal
Email: angelmont11@hotmail.com

Daniela Melaré
Open University, Portugal
Email: Daniela.Barros@uab.pt

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, J. António Moreira <jmoreira@uab.pt>

Special Issue on Initial Teacher Training and Educational Innovation

In the full XXIst century, the initial formation of the teachers must be tackled from different points of view and ambiences of study and investigation given the heteregeneus competences that these teachers will have to transmit to his futures learners. In this sense, our intention is to offer a set of scientific studies that offer different routes to rethink the roll of the teacher at present whose formation must be tackled, undoubtedly, from the interdisciplinarity and the transdisciplinarity of contents and ways of learning that they help these teachers to answer with guarantees of success to the challenges that nowadays our society demands. This way, an initial formation is necessary from methodologies of education and learning as Learning Service, the work collaborative between equal, the hybrid spaces in which there have capacity both the University and the proper School and the Society, learning across the art.. .. Finally, we want to offer a new point of view for the initial formation of teachers who demand to the scientific community new methodologies of learning that must converge on the same direction: how must the teacher of the XXIst century be and how must be to confront his formation to give in a nearby future valid responses to the requirements of our current society.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum, Research and Development;
  • Higher Education;
  • Science Education;
  • Teacher Education;
  • Cross-disciplinary areas of Education;
  • Art Education.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 2013
Notification of Acceptance: February 2014
Final Version Due: March 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: April 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Moisés Selfa Sastre
Full Time Professor in the Department of Teaching Faculty of Specific Education Sciences of the University of Lleida
Email: mselfa@didesp.udl.cat

Guest Editor

Dr. Glòria Jové Monclús
University of Lleida
Email: gjove@pip.udl.cat

Dr. Charly Ryan
University of Winchester
Email: Charly.Ryan@winchester.ac.uk

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Dr. Moisés Selfa Sastre<mselfa@didesp.udl.cat>.