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Open Access Journals in Educational Technology

If you are looking to make your research accessible by publishing open access, you have many choices these days as there is a steadily increasing number of possible venues to choose from. To help you with this, I’ve compiled a list of open access journals in our field alongside some information that may help you […]

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“So I think there is a whole host of unmet needs and that was the inspiration for starting the journal.”

A conversation with Brett Bligh and Kyungmee Lee about the new journal in town: Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning As I maintain a curated open access list of EdTech journals, I was curious when, a few weeks ago, my Twitter feed blew up with the news of a brand new journal. So instead of just […]

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Using gather.town for online conferences

Experience report and lessons learned Due to You-Know-What, the 15th European Conference of Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL) in joint cooperation with DELFI conference (ECTEL+DELFI=ECTELFI) could not be held, as planned, at Heidelberg University of Education, Germany. Instead, it took place fully online, last week from 14th to 18th September 2020. In contrast to some conferences earlier […]

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CiteScore Update

Today, Scopus released the CiteScore for 2019. Additionally, there has been a change in the way it is calculated (see here for old vs. new methodology). This is a great opportunity to have a fresh look at how the open access educational technology journals in our curated list have performed in the past year and […]

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What do you need to know about the thesis by publication?

If you are considering undertaking a PhD, you may have the possibility of doing a thesis by publication instead of writing a book. Thesis by publication is an increasingly popular model in which you plan your thesis around one or more articles that you publish in peer-reviewed venues like scientific journals. If you may be […]

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New paper published in Interactive Learning Environments

Read it here (first 50 copies are free) or here (Researchgate) This blog post is based on this Twitter thread The paper “Pathway to presence” is about ambient awareness, a concept I first heard about in a paper by Levordashka & Utz (2016). Ambient awareness is the idea that in social networking sites (SNS) like […]

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New paper published in Computers and Education

Students in online/distance education usually study alone at home. This makes socio-emotional aspects like interaction with peers and social presence in online learning environments essential, but also challenging. Although online learning environments (e.g. Moodle) are central to all learning activities, their design and affordances are rarely considered in order facilitate socio-emotional aspects. Here, we use […]

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May Digest

Przybylski & Weinstein, 2017: A Large-Scale Test of the Goldilocks Hypothesis: Quantifying the Relations Between Digital-Screen Use and the Mental Well-Being of Adolescents Screen time is a big topic and there’s a lot of fear-mongering surrounding it. This large-scale study (n=120.000!) confirms what many of us probably already intuit; that screen time is not per […]

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What’s in a name?

From the plain humorous to the downright absurd, I’ve been on the lookout for funny paper titles in the recent months. So here’s a small collection of what I’ve found. Not all have clever titles, some rather seem to be genuinely weird due to their content. But I’ll take what I can get. Here goes: […]

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April Digest

Each month, I’ll collect the stuff I’ve read (papers, tweets, blogs, articles) over the last 30 days and post it here with a few comments of mine. This means that not everything I write about is actually new, it’s just that it was new *for me*. Here goes: Houlden & Veletsianos, 2019: A posthumanist critique […]