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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on

ICT Transformational Trends in Higher Education

Driver, Facilitator and Agent of Change

This Special Issue of EJISE invites papers which examine ICT Transformational Trends in Higher Education Driver, Facilitator and Agent of Change.  We are looking for papers that report on research and/or are reflections on how the results of these trends impact us as individuals, our businesses, our governments and our Society as a whole both now and in the future. Papers may be case studies, surveys, reflections, critical theory arguments, or autoethnographies. Other research approaches will also be considered.

Education has become a global industry and educational technology (EdTech) spending is predicted to reach US$ 252 billion by 2020 (Market Watch 2016).  Global Platforms are driving changes in business models, thereby creating intense competition and multiple choices for students in terms of modes of study, types of learning supported and  completion strategies.

In light of this the Special Issue of EJISE invites papers which examine the transformative role of ICT in  Higher Education.  This may include research related to systems used in the process of higher education and systems that support that process. The papers may be from the users (academic professionals or students) perspective or the academic managers or the developers’ point of view.

We welcome both research and reflective papers that report on how ICT trends in higher education around the world are having a transformative effect. Papers may be, amongst others, case studies, surveys, reflections, critical theory arguments, or auto-ethnographies.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics which researchers might like to consider.

(i) Enhancing the Learning process :  Research which focuses on how ICTs can facilitate, encourage and support learning (the process):

  • Virtual Reality,
  • Robotics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Gamification
  • Social technologies,
  • Engagement tools
  • Engagement tools.

(ii)  Education Management:  Research which focuses on how ICTS are transforming the managerial aspects of Education 

  • Student retention,
  • E-Business,
  • Targeted recruitment,
  • Class scheduling and management systems,
  • Records management,
  • Security,
  • Document imaging and management,
  • Compliance/accreditation tracking, and
  • Library administration,
  • other infrastructure requirements.
  • Business intelligence, 
  • Ethics

Papers should be a maximum of 8,000 words.

Paper submission dates:

Submission deadline: 31 January 2018  - Planned publication date: 3rd quarter 2018

Please read the Submission Guidelines and comply with them before submitting your paper.

Special Edition Editor Profile:

ReetCronk Reet Cronk is a Professor in Information Systems and serves as department chair for Management Information Systems at Harding University.  Dr Cronk holds a PhD in information systems from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, a MSc in Molecular Genetics from the Australian National University. Reet is active in the Information Systems evaluation research field publishing in and reviewing for a number of international conferences She has been awarded best paper awards and been a keynote speaker at the European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation held in Mont Pellier, France. Reet has also received awards for teaching and scholarship.