IRRODL is now requesting contributions for peer review and possible
publication in an upcoming special issue.
*Special Edition: Connectivism: Design and delivery of social networked
Edited by George Siemens (Athabasca University) and Gr�inne Conole (Open
The special issue will have its main focus on Connectivism and social
networked learning in distance and open education.
Particular emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies, learning theory
frameworks for digital learning, faculty development through distributed
models, innovative pedagogical approaches, research on effectiveness and
applicability of connectivism in various contexts, historical roots of
social networked learing, and comparison studies between major learning
theories in relation to connectivism.
We particularly welcome papers on:
� Actor Network Theory in relation to social networked learning
� Activity Theory
� Critique of Connectivism as a learning theory
� Design methodologies for social networked learning
� Personal learning environments and learning management systems
� Research agenda around Connectivism
� Distributed learning in fragmented information environments
� Open learning and transparent teaching
� Epistemological foundations for networked knowledge
Authors are cautioned that the International Review of Open and Distance
Learning is not soliciting manuscripts dealing with technology use in
March 30 � Call for Papers
May 30 � Call closed
July 30 � Peer review completed, revisions requested
August 30 � final copy due
October 30 � Issue released
Authors submit their manuscripts online by registering with IRRODL then
logging in and following an automated, five-step submission process.
*Copyright (C) 2010 Athabasca University All rights reserved.*
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