AIMS & SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL
Every issue of this interdisciplinary, rigorously refereed journal contains articles for educators, researchers, policy makers, and scientists. Articles convey the latest in research reports and critical analyses to both theorists and practitioners. The Journal addresses four primary areas:
1. The outcome effects of educational computing applications, featuring findings from a variety of disciplinary perspectives which include the social, behavioral, information and physical sciences;
2. The design and development of innovative computer hardware and software for use in educational environments;
3. The interpretation and implications of research in educational computing fields;
4. The theoretical and historical foundations of computer-based education.
The term "education" is viewed in its broadest sense by the Journal's editors. The use of computer-based technologies at all levels of the formal education system, business and industry, home-schooling, lifelong learning and unintentional learning environments, are examined.
The wide variety of areas that the Journal explores is reflected in its distinguished Editorial Board, which includes prominent educational researchers, social, behavioral, computer, and information scientists.
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Special Issue: Call for Papers: Recommender Systems and Group Awareness in Collaborative Social Learning Environments
In this special issue, we solicit original research and experience papers on challenging as well as novel issues concerning Recommender Systems and Group Awareness Tools in collaborative social learning environments. We are especially interested in papers documenting how the integration of Group Awareness Tools and Recommender Systems can promote the overall acceptance of given recommendations, which in turn encourages learner participation in the learning process.