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.
NOTE: JIME is currently focusing on a number of Special Collections for the 2020 volume but editors will consider general submissions again from 15 September 2020.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen universities and other education providers responding quickly to the challenges of providing education in an environment where campuses have been forced to close. Some were already providing blended education and have had to scale up; others have put in place what has sometimes been called ‘emergency distance education’. Those who are concerned with only f2f teaching have had to innovate / improvise to put in provision very fast. A number of journals have called for special issue papers to explore various aspects of this unforeseen situation such as sustainability for the future, engagement and accessibility to all. Now that we are at a little distance from the onset of lockdowns in many countries and universities are open to students again, we are calling for papers for a special collection that can offer some longer-term reflections on the responses to Covid-19 in higher education. We invite papers in this theme, meeting our normal author requirements. JIME seeks to gather a collection of papers to contribute to our understanding of how educational technology has been harnessed to support education during this period, and what has or has not worked. Given the speed with which new approaches have been put in place, we welcome consideration not only of successes, but of challenges and lessons learned. Papers might explore the following themes:
Overall, we welcome a focus on a reflective approach, and as usual, submissions to JIME should have a clear educational focus or application, and should go beyond anecdotes or opinion. We encourage historical analysis, rich case studies, and innovative analytic methods applied to literature, interviews and data. Submissions are expected to advance knowledge in the field of educational technology and/or open education conceptually and/or empirically. Contributors should take account of JIME’s guidelines for submissions.
Full papers should be submitted by the 31st January 2021.
We would also welcome expressions of interest in becoming reviewers for what we expect to be a really interesting special collection.
Posted on 08 Oct 2020
The special collection on 'History of Educational Technology' is now available. This collection brings together four articles which examine both broad approaches to the history of educational technology and more specific analysis of particular technologies. The broader reviews investigate different research patterns and the different challenges and contexts that such research has responded to. The specific analyses examine the development of eportfolios and VLEs. The history of educational technology is under-documented and this collection seeks to add to the literature in this field.
The full collection can be found at: https://jime.open.ac.uk/collections/special/history-of-educational-technology/
Posted on 24 Sep 2020
Posted on 12 May 2020