Call for Papers for the joint special issue (June 2008) of Upgrade and Novática on "Next Generation Technology-Enhanced Learning"

The two journals NOVÁTICA and UPGRADE are planning to publish a double feature on innovative recent advances and prospective future developments of technology-enhanced learning in their third issues of 2008. Translations will be provided for English and Spanish. The special issue will examine current and emerging trends in research and practice of learning technology in order to depict the likely near future - better learning through new technology.

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):
Adaptive and adaptable learning
Attention meta-data
Competence mining
Game-based & virtual reality learning
Learning objects & microcontent
Open source software in education
Podcasting, vlogs, & educational IPTV
Positioning in learning networks
Process-oriented learning
Social software for learning
Third place learning

Guest Editors
Carlos Delgado Kloos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Fridolin Wild (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria)

Editorial Board of the Special Issues (to be confirmed)
Abelardo Pardo (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)
Alfredo Fernandez-Valmayor (Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain)
Dai Griffiths (University of Bolton, UK)
Gustaf Neumann (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, AT)
Ingo Dahn (University of Koblenz, Germany)
Jan Wibe (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Jesus G. Boticario (UNED, Spain)
Marcus Specht (Open University Netherlands)
Miltiadis Lytras (University of Patras & ATEI Athens, Greece)
Peter Scott (Open University London, UK)
Yannis Dimitriadis (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Zdena Lustigová (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)

Subject to a peer-review procedure, submissions are expected to be original, written in English or Spanish, and not exceeding 4,000 words. Submissions must include name, affiliation and short professional biography of all the authors, as well as an abstract (5-8 lines) and keywords (4-7). Formats admitted are RTF, Word, LaTeX, HTML, or Open Office, but in any case a PDF version must be provided, too. For detailed information regarding the required format, please contact the guest editors in charge of these special issues. Please contact the guest editors with proposals for your contribution (see contact details below). Contributions have to be handed in no later than January 14th, 2008.

Important Dates
Submission of Contribution: January 14th, 2008
Notifications: February 5th, 2008
Camera-ready Contribution: March 5th, 2008


Carlos Delgado Kloos
Dept. Telematic Engineering
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Av. Universidad, 30
E-28911 Leganés (Madrid), Spain

Fridolin Wild
Institute for Information Systems and New Media
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria