Virtual School Meanderings

November 30, 2016

Newest Issue Of Human Technology Now Published

No articles specific to K-12 distance, online or blended learning, but I suspect some of these open access articles will be of interest to some.

Dear subscriber of the Human Technology e-notification service,

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of the online journal Human Technology has been published. In addition, an notice is provided at the end of this notification regarding an outstanding call for papers for an upcoming thematic issue in Human Technology.


This issue comprises manuscripts that were submitted independently to our journal. You can access the issue at




From the Publisher

Change in Human Technology’s Publisher: Continued Focus on Human–Technology Research

Pasi Tyrväinen



From the Editor in Chief

Change and Continuity

Pertti Hurme



Original Articles


Immersion Revisited: A Review of Existing Definitions of Immersion and Their Relation to Different Theories of Presence

Niels Christian Nilsson, Rolf Nordahl, & Stefania Serafin


Expert Views on Current and Future Use of Social Media Among Crisis and Emergency Management Organizations: Incentives and Barriers

Matti Haataja, Anne Laajalahti, & Jenni Hyvärinen


Detecting Falls at Home: User-Centered Design of a Pervasive Technology

Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon, Bruno Cuvillier, Salima Body, & Florence Cros


Bodystorming for Movement-Based Interaction Design

Elena Márquez Segura, Laia Turmo Vidal, & Asreen Rostami


Algorithmic Reflections on Choreography

Pablo Ventura & Daniel Bisig



As noted above, a call for papers is in process for a future special issue in Human Technology: SADE: Semiotics + Art and Design Experience. The scope of this thematic issue involves the mechanisms of semiotics in art and design, particularly the interrelations and significance that art, design, and technology have for one another. The deadline for submissions through Human Technology’s journal management system ( is 15 January, 2017. More information is available at and you are encouraged to share this information to colleagues who may be conducting research in this topic area.


We ask that you please forward information on our journal to all of your colleagues who might be interested in the topics within this issue or wish to submit a paper for either the thematic issue or for an open submissions issue of Human Technology. The link to our journal management system ( is provided for the submission of manuscripts for publication consideration.



Barbara J. Crawford, Managing Editor

: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments


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