Call for Proposals for a ten year perspective issue on pedagogy and
learning in immersive environments led by Dr. Kenneth Y T Lim, Nanyang Uni.
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*CfP: Pedagogy - Taking Stock and Looking Forward*
*Abstract submission by August 20, with publication Q4-2018*
Call for Proposals -- Pedagogy in Virtual Worlds - Ten Year perspective; a
special issue on pedagogy and learning in immersive environments to be led
by *guest editor: *Dr. Kenneth Y T Lim, from Nanyang Technological
Motivation and Scope
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of a landmark issue of the Journal of
Virtual Worlds Research, which was themed on ‘Pedagogy.’ Volume 2 Number 1
of the journal was the fruition of a vision of the late Leslie Jarmon. Dr
Jarmon was a pioneer academic in the use of virtual worlds and immersive
environments for learning, and the issue at the time (2009) – was the
cutting edge of academic thought on what the affordances of virtual worlds
are, and how they could be leveraged for learning.
Much has changed since the heady days of the late 2000s, yet many aspects
have proved enduring.
This issue aims to document both the present and emerging state-of-the-art,
covering the adoption, design, enaction, scaling and translation of
immersive and/or mixed-reality environments for learning, and in other
contexts of education.
Topics that would be of relevance to this issue include, but are not
- The use of virtual worlds and / or immersive environments for learning
- Mixed-modality / mixed-reality learning environments
- Augmented reality in contexts of education
- Virtual reality in contexts of training and / or instruction
- Emerging research / late-breaking research on such environments with
respect to learning
- Think-pieces on the future of virtual worlds / mixed-reality
environments for learning
- The scaling of such interventions and their translation in to
different contexts of learning
This is a *2 phase submission process*: abstracts and then the full paper.
Interested authors are requested to submit a *500-word abstract* by *Aug.
20, 2018* via email to [hidden email] address. After review by the
issue editors, authors of the accepted abstracts will be invited to submit
original scholarly papers of 3000-5000 words (including footnotes,
references, and appendices).
The guest editors are happy to discuss proposals for contributions. Please
contact Dr. Kenneth Lim at kenneth.lim AT nie DOT edu DOT sg for questions
prior to submission.
The *full submissions* should be made directly via the JVWR publishing
system by *October 20, 2018*. For detailed instructions see
> About JVWR > For Authors
All submissions will be peer reviewed using the JVWR double-open policy,
which means that authors do not need to anonymize their papers, and
reviewers' identity is known to authors. See more details at JVWR site
<https://www.jvwresearch.org/> --> About JVWR --> For Authors --> Our
Deadlines & timeline
Authors submit abstracts: *August 20, 2018*
Editors’ decision on abstracts: *August 25, 2018*
Authors submit full papers: *October 20, 2018*
Editors return final decision after review: *November 15, 2018*
Authors submit final revision: *November 25, 2018*
Publication: *December 25, 2018*
Note: Call for co-editors
*Potential co-editors* for this special issue *are invited *to approach the
journal editorial team ([hidden email]) with CV and a cover letter
depicting your interest and background in Virtual Worlds. The co-editors
assist in managing the review process, supervise the final publications,
and distribute the news about the release – all using The JVWR internal
state of the art publishing process.
Please contact: [hidden email]
The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (http://www.jvwresearch.org/
is an online, open access academic journal that engages a wide spectrum of
scholarship and welcomes contributions from the various disciplines and
approaches that intersect with virtual worlds research. Virtual worlds
ignite a continuously evolving area of study that spans multiple
disciplines and the JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide
range of creative and scholarly research.
*Copyright © 2018 Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, All rights reserved.*
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