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Open Access Journals in Educational Technology

If you are looking to make your research more accessible by publishing open access, there are plenty of options to choose from these days. I've compiled a list of open access journals in our field alongside some information that may help you make your decision where to publish your research. All journals in this list … Continue reading Open Access Journals in Educational Technology

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New publication: Extending Social Presence Theory

In the area of online learning and distance education, social presence is considered a key concept to understand interpersonal processes that are mediated by technology. At the same time, theory surrounding social presence remains underdeveloped. For example, under which conditions is social presence particularly important? Do students always need high perceptions of social presence in … Continue reading New publication: Extending Social Presence Theory

Fake peer review and paid authorship in Educational Technology research

The dark underbelly of scientific publishing pt.1 The titular dark underbelly, provided by DALL-E with the catchy prompt "abstract painting of a scary monster exiting a manhole in a dark alleyway, people in the background do not notice the monster" What's this about? In a publications-as-currency environment, it is no surprise that authorship itself becomes … Continue reading Fake peer review and paid authorship in Educational Technology research

2022 CiteScore update to the Open Access Journal List

A few days ago, Scopus released the CiteScore for 2021. As in the years past, I will take this opportunity to have a fresh look at how the open access journals in Educational Technology have performed in the past year and to highlight some noticeable changes. See here for some info about the CiteScore methodology and … Continue reading 2022 CiteScore update to the Open Access Journal List

New Publication: Group Productivity in CSCL

Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a common pedagogical approach, in which groups of students work together digitally to engage in learning activities, solve problems, or create a shared artefact. CSCL is further interesting from a research standpoint, because different disciplines want to understand the processes and circumstances from which productive social interaction in online groups … Continue reading New Publication: Group Productivity in CSCL

New Publication: Student Creativity in Learning Environment Design

Creativity is a 21st century skill that is increasingly seen as an important goal of educational systems. At the same time, not enough research has been done on students that are high on trait creativity, i.e. how to accommodate and foster this important individual difference in learning environments. In educational technology in particular, we know … Continue reading New Publication: Student Creativity in Learning Environment Design

New Publication: Systematic Analysis of TEL/EdTech master’s programs

Scientific fields share their knowledge and recruit young researchers by offering discipline-specific study programs. Thus, study programs are a reflection of the fields they represent. As technology-enhanced learning is considered to be particularly interdisciplinary and heterogenous, it is important to better understand the landscape of study programs that represents the field. Similar to its broader … Continue reading New Publication: Systematic Analysis of TEL/EdTech master’s programs

New publication in Open Education Studies

Social presence is an important and well-established construct in learning scenarios that make use of online-based technology to mediate learning activities and communication among students, like online learning and distance education. Researchers and practitioners refer to social presence to better understand the socio-emotional dimension of these learning scenarios and/or improve the quality of the experience. … Continue reading New publication in Open Education Studies

New Publication in Educational Psychology Review

Social presence is an important and well-established construct for learning scenarios that make use of online-based technology to mediate learning activities and communication among students. Researchers and practitioners refer to social presence to better understand the socio-emotional dimension of these learning scenarios and/or improve the quality of the experience. However, many researchers in the past … Continue reading New Publication in Educational Psychology Review

What is Instructional Resilience?

A short summary from our new publication in ETHE Resilience is a psychological construct that refers to the ability to cope with challenging circumstances. Persons demonstrates resilience if they are able to positively adapt and develop during times that are considered psychologically averse, for example personal setbacks, social crises, and stress. Importantly, resilience is not … Continue reading What is Instructional Resilience?