[Je-LKS] Call for Paper for Vol. 13, n. 1 on 'ICT AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: MODELS, METHODOLOGIES, TECHNOLOGIES, RESEARCH'
JOURNAL OF e-LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY (www.je-lks.org)
Vol. 13, n.1 - January 2017
Special Issue on ICT AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING:
MODELS, METHODOLOGIES, TECHNOLOGIES, RESEARCH
Filomena Faiella, University of Salerno, Italy
October, 30th 2016 Initial manuscripts due
November, 30th 2016 Notification and Review Comments
January, 2017 Special Issue published
Higher education institutions have an increasing need to include experiential learning practices, work placements, and graduate internships within the curriculum for at least three reasons: firstly, to improve the employability of graduates by meeting employers' skill needs; secondly, to make more competitive many adults who are returning to study to advance or change their careers; thirdly, to enhance student learning, allowing to link theoretical concepts with their applicability, as well as establishing a complementary relationship of thought and action.
Experiential learning is defined as the "learning process that takes place beyond the traditional classroom and that enhances the personal and intellectual growth of the student. Such education can occur in a wide variety of settings, but it usually takes on a 'learn-by-doing' aspect that engages the student directly in the subject, work or service involved" (Katula, Threnhauser, 1999, p. 240). The underlying idea behind experiential learning is that students learn best by doing (Dewey, 1938; Lewin, 1946; Rogers, 1969; Kolb, Kolb, 2005).
The special issue focuses on the interplay between experiential learning and ICT at the undergraduate level. Although either have long traditions of theorising or practice, as yet, there is little research on the ways in which the ICT can provide support and maximise experiential learning. The aim that it is intended to achieve is to select and appraise proposals on any subject related to the main topics listed below to provide all high quality research evidence relevant for scholars, stakeholders, faculty/staff members, but also for students and newcomers to this expanding field.
Best Regards and Thanks for your contribution,
Luigi Colazzo, Nicola Villa
Je-LKS Editor and Managing Editor