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e-Learning

Editorial Board
Editors in Chief:
  • Marco Zappatore (University of Salento)+ BioMarco Zappatore is a telecommunications engineer who currently acts as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento (Italy). His main research interests are focused on data and knowledge management techniques, mobile crowd sensing and citizen science, semantic Web and ontologies. He is also involved in research activities dealing with sensor data management, remote engineering and applications of new learning paradigms (e.g., collaborative learning, mobile learning, BYOD, etc.). His expertise also deals with electromagnetic field measurements, radio-propagation analysis, wireless communication system (2G to 4G) planning and optimization. He is also involved in teaching activities dealing with software solutions for translators and interpreters. He has also co-authored more than 60 papers for national and international conferences and journals. He is member of several technical program committees in international conferences and journals. He acts as scientific reviewer for 12 international annual conferences and 14 international journals. In 2014, he started collaborating with the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) as Web Chair and TPC member/chair for several international conferences.
  • Eva Irene Brooks (Aalborg University)
Area Editors:
  • Alberto Bucciero (National Council of Researches)
  • Nicoletta Adamo-Villani (Purdue University)
  • Jamshid Beheshti (McGill University)
  • Francisco J. Bellido (University of Cordoba)+ BioFranciso J. Bellido is full professor at the Department of Computer Architecture, Electronics and Electronic Technology at the Higher Engineering School of the University of Córdoba, Spain. Received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in “Industrial Electronics and Automation” from the University of Cordoba, Spain, in 2007 and 2002. Since 2001 he belongs to the Industrial Electronics and Smart Grids R&D Group. He has served as TPC member and reviewer in several International Conferences and he has authored or co-authored several monographs, Hand-book for engineers and students; Scientific Articles in Journals and papers in Conference Proceedings or Records. Recently he has been General Chair of the 3rd International ICST Conference on IT Revolutions 2011 (Cordoba, Spain). He have had a long-standing interest in the role and applications of newest wireless technologies to a broad scope of facilities, from home networking, to energy management, Smart Grids or AAL. He is the responsible of several subjects related to Communications, Industrial Electronics and Instrumentation in different courses of Bachelor and Ms.C in his University.
  • Vladimir Bradac (University of Ostrava)
  • Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
  • John Carfora (Loyola Marymount University)
  • Michelle Crosby-Nagy (International Business School)
  • Edward Currie (Middlesex University)
  • Evgeniy Efimchik (ITMO University)
  • George Evangelinos (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • Luca Ferrari (University of Bologna, Department of Education)
  • Matt Glowatz (University College Dublin)
  • Debbie Holley (Bournemouth University)
  • Athanassios Jimoyiannis (Prof.)
  • Amruth Kumar (Ramapo College of New Jersey)
  • Sabrina Leone (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Andrey Lyamin (ITMO University)
  • Leandros Maglaras (De Montfort University)
  • Jaime Meza (Universidad Tecnica de Manabi)+ BioPhD in project and systems engineering with a mention of international doctor and cum laude of excellence from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, as well as a master’s in business administration and computer engineering. Meza is a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the University of Fribourg, Switzerland; a full professor at Technical University of Manab´ı, Ecuador; and a staff member of IEEE e-government STC. His research interests include collective intelligence, soft computing, recommender systems, and models of collaborative cognition as a way to improve public services and higher education. His research projects seek the reduction of tax evasion/fraud, the improvement of tax collection using AI systems and advanced analytical techniques, and collaborative spatial urban planning supported by cognitive and recommendation systems. He has been a teacher for more than 10 years in multiple universities in Ecuador, as well as academic guest at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain and the University of Freiburg,Switzerland. In the professional field, he has held various management positions (e.g., project manager, chair, IT advisor, auditor) in companies and government institutions at the local and national levels.
  • John O'Connor (DIT)
  • Radhika Pai (Professor, Dept. of I&CT, MIT, Manipal University, Karnataka, India)
  • andrea pandurino (university of Salento)
  • Eusebio Scornavacca (University of Baltimore)
  • Sujan Shrestha (University of Baltimore)
  • Goran Trajkovski (Virginia International University)
  • STEVEN TRUXAL (CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON)
  • Dudley Turner (The University of Akron)
  • Stefano Za (eCampus University)
  • Anasol Pena-Rios (University of Essex)
  • Jia CHEN (Shanghai International Studies University)
  • Victor Manuel Zamudio Rodriguez (Instituto Tecnologico de Leon)
  • Mark J. W. Lee (Charles Sturt University)+ BioMark J. W. Lee is an educational technology and learning sciences researcher and practitioner, currently a visiting faculty member with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA and an adjunct senior lecturer with the School of Education at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is well known internationally for his scholarship in the virtual and immersive learning arena. Mark has a particular interest in researching creative and playful pedagogies that transcend multiple spaces, temporalities, and/or modalities; of late, he has been investigating novel ways bringing together co-located and geographically dispersed learners to jointly undertake real-time collaborative activities using VR and AR, and exploring how wearable AR, 3D volumetric video, and other emerging mixed-reality technologies can be harnessed to create effective, engaging learning experiences that blend aspects of the real and virtual worlds. Mark chairs the VR/AR Association (VRARA) University Committee and serves as Chapter Co-President of VRARA’s Pittsburgh Chapter. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) and of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi). Mark is heavily involved with the IEEE, having served for many years in various capacities within its Education Society, and more recently, the newly established IEEE Industry Connections Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE), within which he is leading a Special Interest Group (SIG) on XR (VR/AR/MR) for learning. Finally, under the auspices of the FLEXspace initiative co-sponsored by the State University of New York and California State University systems, he is leading a Working Group aimed at promoting research-informed and evidence-based practice in the design and use of learning spaces in higher education. In 2016, Mark was named a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for his distinguished contributions to ICT education and the use of ICT for education. He is also a Fellow of the Commercial Education Society of Australia (CESA), of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD), and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA); an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML); and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Xuesong Zhai (Beijing Normal University)
  • Dagmar Caganova (MTF STU)+ BioDagmar Caganova, assoc. prof. in Industrial Engineering, acts as Vice dean for International Projects at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is also the co - founder of the European Alliance for Innovation in Slovakia, management committee member of E-COST ( European Collaboration in Science and Technology) TN 1301 Sci Generation, the executive committee member in Danubius Academic Consortium (academic network for Integral Innovation), steering committee member of Danube strategy PA 7 Knowledge society- science, research, inovation and ICT for the Slovak Republic. Her professional interests, research topics and international collaborations are mainly focused on Intercultural and Innovation Management, Mobility and Smart Cities, Gender Diversity. She is the member of journal editorial boards, organiser, steering committee member of many domestic and international conferences, acts as tutor on PhD study programme and has participated in numerous domestic and international projects as team member and as the project head. To date she has published more than 200 publications, 33 in databases WOS and 35 in databases SCOPUS and has over 200 citations, 87 of them in quotation databases WOS and SCOPUS.
Scope

Education is one domain that has accompanied civilization through the centuries, adapting its tools to fulfil the expectations of the students and the needs of the teachers. Such tools can be as obvious and traditional as pencils and a notebook, or as complex and innovative as online courses, virtual, augmented and mixed reality environments.

As the development of technology offers a rapidly increasing number of outlets for creativity and communications, the world of education is undergoing significant renovations. Each day more instructions and open educational resources can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, and at no or little cost. Many universities, public institutions and private businesses are moving into the online and virtual worlds to reach their customers, creating rich virtual presence that cannot be delivered through a simple website. Showcasing these innovative changes in education through scientific research lens is the mission of this publication.

Launched in 2011, the EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning aims at exploring innovative e-learning solutions that facilitate teaching and also spark the attention and imagination of students through interactivity, immersion, variety of content, and emerging technologies. We invite submissions from e-learning leaders, researchers, and practitioners around the world. This journal has published research reports as listed in Topics and will continue to observe the trend of development. In particular, articles published have primarily addressed:

  • educational environments that are friendly, smart or intelligent, open, personalized, and can seamlessly support anytime anywhere learning or training.
  • teaching innovations such as virtual reality, mixed reality, mobile learning systems that can interact with students and teachers at a pedagogical level.
  • learning solutions that can support the learning of practical skills, such as science and engineering laboratories that are critical to students following STEM courses.
  • and the design and implementation of social learning through the integration of learning management systems and social media.
Topics
  • Accessibility and usability of online learning
  • Assessment of e-learning strategies and outcomes
  • Augmented reality and associated pedagogies
  • Best Practices of e-Learning around the world
  • Big Data in global e-Learning
  • Blended learning
  • Collaborative learning in in various learning environments
  • High-impact practices in e-Learning
  • Immersive learning and mixed reality
  • Innovative solutions for e-Learning
  • Intelligent learning and intelligent learning management systems
  • Learning analytics
  • Massive open online courses
  • Mobile learning and its large-scale implementation
  • Security and privacy in education and e-learning systems
  • Social learning and social networks
  • Social and organizational perspectives
  • Standards and infrastructures
  • Student engagement in various learning settings
  • Educational Models and Frameworks
  • Virtual and Augmented Learning Environments
Keywords
Instructional Technologies, Classroom Extension, Computer-Based Training, Distance Learning, Education Research, On-line Education, Multi-User Virtual Environments, Learning, Teaching, Teaching Practices