JIME is a peer-reviewed open access online journal in educational technology that focuses on the implications and use of digital media in education. It aims to foster a multidisciplinary and intellectually rigorous debate on both the theory and practice of interactive media in education. JIME was launched in September 1996 and is supported by The Open University, UK.
JIME is currently focusing on special collections and is unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts until November 2019.
Abstract due 1st June, Papers due 1st December 2019 for March-April 2020 publication.
While Open Education has long focused on sharing and removing a range of historical, education and financial barriers, there is a renewed interest given the role that technology plays in enhancing access or increasing inequality. It has become clear that technology is not sufficient to transform educational opportunities for many global learners. Indeed huge recent investments in free MOOC courses may advantage the already educated and relatively privileged, “and not, as originally envisaged, the global community of disadvantaged learners who have no access to good higher education” (Laurillard, 2016, p. 1). Furthermore, access is only one aspect of open education and social justice.
Open education has recently taken a critical turn, with a renewed interest in social justice approaches for the benefit of students traditionally excluded from and within education systems. For example, the OER19 conference theme is “Recentering Open: Critical and global perspectives” and it presents a range of speakers, sessions and workshops asking “back to basics” questions such as “Why open?”, “Open for whom, and whose interests are served?”
Social justice actions aim to enable equal and diverse participation. It provides a valuable lens for redressing inequalities in provision of open and distance learning. More formally, social justice can be defined as: a process and also a goal to achieve a fairer society which involves actions guided by the principles of redistributive justice, recognitive justice or representational justice (developed from Fraser, 1995; Keddie, 2012; Young, 1997).
This special edition invites authors to submit research into social justice approaches to digitally enabled (distance or blended) open education. The special edition is scoped to cover lifelong, adult learning and Higher Education settings. Questions that authors might like to address include:
Submissions to JIME should have a clear educational focus or application, and should go beyond the “potential” of open education to share contextualised projects, outcomes, empirical and theoretical results. We encourage rich case studies that acknowledge the specifics of different global contexts, the challenges for particular learners and how histories of exclusion can be disrupted.
Submissions are expected to advance knowledge in the field of open education conceptually and/or empirically. Contributors should take account of JIME’s guidelines for submissions. This OER19 workshop collaboration paper provides some suggestions and social justice literature examples.
The co-editors will be:
Abstract submission deadline: 1st June 2019
Expected confirmation of acceptance: mid July 2019
Development of full papers, constructive peer feedback on drafts: August – November 2019
Submission of full papers: 1st December 2019
Corrections for accepted manuscript due: 1 February 2020
Expected issue publication date: March-April 2020 (coinciding with OER20)
Posted on 08 Apr 2019
Each year JIME publishes reviews of some of the latest books released on the topics of educational technology and the role of multimedia technologies in higher education.
Please visit our book reviews page for more information.
Posted on 18 Dec 2018
In April 2017 representatives from 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in São Paulo to discuss the recommendations that would be put forward to the 2nd World OER Congress in relation to mainstreaming OER to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal on Quality Education. During the discussions that preceded these recommendations, it was noted that countries in Latin America are still in the early stages of adopting OER. This delayed uptake was firstly attributed to the lack of visibility of existing open education initiatives in the region. This Special Collection is an attempt to redress this issue.
This collection is now online and available to read.
Posted on 17 Dec 2018