I am editing a Special issue of the Computer Science Journal looking at the use of social technologies in teaching and learning in computing disciplines. Please consider submitting a paper if you are working in that area - and feel free to circulate the call below more widely.
Call for Papers
Computer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in Computer Science Education
Guest Editor: Professor Janet Finlay, Leeds Metropolitan University, firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been much interest of late in the use of social technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Increasingly educators are exploring the role of Multi User Virtual Environments and so called “Web 2.0” technologies, such as blogs, wikis, social networks, shared applications, podcasts, folksonomies and mash-ups, in providing a more connected, collaborative and engaging learner experience. Within Computer Science Education, social technologies have the potential to support project work and group design activities as well as providing development environments, and simulations or demonstrations of complex problems. This special issue will examine the use of these social technologies for teaching and learning within computing disciplines.
Contributions are invited on any aspect of social technology applied to computer science education, including classroom-based empirical studies, intra- or inter-institutional evaluations, instructional cases that inform practice, and theoretical explorations of the value – or otherwise – of the use of such technologies in this context. Studies based on qualitative data, such as case studies, historical analysis and theoretical, analytical or philosophical material, are equally highly regarded as studies based on quantitative data and experimental methods. It is expected that all papers should inform the reader of the methods and goals of the research; present and contextualise results, and draw clear conclusions.
Submissions due: 16th April 2009
Notification to authors: 13th July 2009
Final versions due: 31st August 2009
Publication date: December 2009
All papers will be subject to the normal rigorous anonymous peer review process but authors may if they wish discuss their ideas in advance with the Guest Editor. Submissions should be approximately 7000 words long and be submitted by email to the Guest Editor, at email@example.com, following the style guidelines for the journal (see http://is.gd/cwmo).