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June 2, 2016

New Issue of Human Technology Now Available

No K-12 online learning related items, but some interesting research to pass along…

Dear subscriber of the Human Technology e-notification service,

Thank you for your continued interest in being notified when Human Technology publishes its issues. In addition to the essential information on our newest issue, I will present three other items for your information. Below the issue details, you will find brief information on two Calls for Papers for thematic issues in our journal, as well as announcement of a revision in our journal’s name. But first, the “main event”:
We are pleased to announce that the newest issue of the online journal Human Technology is now online. This thematic issue, titled Human–Technology Choreographies: Body, Movement, and Space, is the first of two focusing on the impact of the instrumental value, specifically movement, of and on design and use of technological objects. (The second issue on this topic will be published in several months.) Both issues have been guided by guest editors Antti Pirhonen, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Kai Tuuri, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; and Cumhur Erkut, Department of Architecture, Design, & Media Technology, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. This first issue focuses specifically on the topics of designing by moving and moving by design. You can access the issue at http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi/current/

 

Contents:

 

Guest Editor’s Introduction

Choreographies: An Emerging Perspective for Interaction Design

Antti Pirhonen, Kai Tuuri, & Cumhur Erkut

 

 

Original Articles

Ways of Walking: Understanding Walking’s Implications for the Design of Handheld Technology Via a Humanistic Ethnographic Approach

Parisa Eslambolchilar, Mads Bødker, & Alan Chamberlain

 

Choreographic Inscriptions: A Framework for Exploring Sociomaterial Influences on Qualities of Movement for HCI

Lian Loke & A. Baki Kocaballi

 

 

Quantified Bodies in the Checking Loop: Analyzing the Choreographies of Biomonitoring and Generating Big Data

Jaana Parviainen

 

 

Yamove! A Movement Synchrony Game that Choreographs Social Interaction

Katherine Isbister, Elena Márquez Segura, Suzanne Kirkpatrick,

Xiaofeng Chen, Syed Salahuddin, Gang Cao, & Raybit Tang

 

 

We ask that you please forward information on our journal to your all of your colleagues who might be interested in the topics within this issue.

 

 

 

Call for Papers: Thematic issue on Designing Interactive Systems for Work Engagement

 

The Call for Papers for this thematic issue in Human Technology has been ongoing since January 2016 (seehttp://humantechnology.jyu.fi/call/cfp-interactive-systems-for-work-engagement.html), but closed yesterday. However, the editors are open to requests for an extension for submission, if needed. Prospective authors should email Heli Väätäjä (heli.vaataja@tut.fi) with a short description of their submission by June 30, 2016. The editors will determine if the nature of the research topic is in line with the scope of the thematic issue and, if so, instructions for submission will be provided. Please feel free to notify any colleagues who many interested in this Call.

 

 

Call for Papers: Thematic issue titled SADE – semiotics + art and design experience

 

The guest editor of this thematic issue is inviting, until September 30, 2016, submissions that explore the interrelationships between and among art, design, and technology, in light of semiotics and experience. More information on the Call for Papers is available on Human Technology’s website (). The guest editor is Rebekah Rousi of the University of Jyväskylä. As always, we appreciate you forwarding this information to colleagues and/or researchers who might be interested in submitting to this thematic issue.

 

 

Human Technology changes its name

 

From the initiation of this journal, we have been known as Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments. As a new publication, it was important that our journal’s name reflected the inclusive nature of our interdisciplinary scope. Over the years, the subtitle has become superfluous, as both readers and published authors have grasped the significance of our scope and have typically shortened the name to simply the very inclusive Human Technology. Therefore, we have followed suit officially; from this issue forward, articles will be published within Human Technology. We trust that this concise name for our journal will make it easier to remember, easier to find online, and more accurately cited. Most importantly, the quality and dedication that began with our first issue remains.

 

 

 

Cordially,

 

Barbara

 

Ms. Barbara Crawford

Managing Editor

Human Technology: An  Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments

www.humantechnology.jyu.fi

humantechnology@jyu.fi

May 19, 2016

Article Notice: Teacher Perceptions of Learner-Learner Engagement at a Cyber High School

As I mentioned yesterday in IRRODL Announcement, here is one K-12 online learning focused article from that issue.

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International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Teacher Perceptions of Learner-Learner Engagement at a Cyber High School

Abstract

Distance education has historically contained little or no learner–learner interactions.  Currently the Internet allows for unprecedented levels of learner–learner interaction and has the potential to transform how students learn online.  However, many courses offered online focus more on flexibility and independence than on interaction and collaboration.  Often it is up to the teacher to decide how much learner–learner interaction their courses contain.  However, little research has examined how online high school teachers perceive, value, and facilitate learner–learner interactions.  This case study used teacher surveys and interviews at a full-time online charter high school to examine teacher perceptions of learner–learner interactions.  The analysis identified four student behaviors that positively impact student engagement and learning: befriending, motivating, instructing, and collaborating.  Teachers also identified several drawbacks to learner–learner interactions such as bullying and cheating.  Furthermore, there appeared to be tension between providing for students’ individual needs and requiring collaborative learning opportunities.

Keywords

K-12 online learning, cyber schooling, collaboration, peer tutoring

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v17i3.2361

May 18, 2016

IRRODL Announcement

From Monday’s inbox…

IRRODL Issue 17(3)
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We are pleased to publish IRRODL issue 17(3), containing TWENTY research articles and a book review.

Wishing you pleasant, informative and provocative reading,

IRRODL Editors

Vol 17, No 3 (2016)

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial – Volume 17, Issue Number 3
Dianne Conrad

Research Articles

Mete Akcaoglu, Eunbae Lee
Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Jillian Wendt, Mervyn Whighting, Deanna Nisbet
Stefan Stenbom, Malin Jansson, Annelie Hulkko
Sunnie Lee Watson, William R Watson, Jennifer Richardson, Jamie Loizzo
Engin Kursun
Johan Loeckx
Tel Amiel, Tiago Chagas Soares
Betul Czerkawski
Colin Madland, Griff Richards
Yin Zhang, Samuel Chu
Hajar Ghadirian, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Kamariah Binti Abu Bakar, Maryam Hassanzadeh
Omid Noroozi, Simon McAlister, Martin Mulder
Jered Borup
Michael Corry
Cathy Cavanaugh, Jace Hargis, John Mayberry
Harun Cigdem, Mustafa Ozturk
Peter Mkhize, Emmanuel Samuel Mtsweni, Portia Buthelezi
Zamzami Zainuddin, Siti Hajar Halili
George Lukoye Makokha, Dorothy Nduko Mutisya
Naghmeh Aghaee, William Byron Jobe, Thashmee Karunaratne, Åsa Smedberg, Henrik Hansson, Matti Tedre

Book Notes

Doing Q Methodological Research: Theory, Method and Interpretation
Liwen Chen
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April 21, 2016

[CNIE-L] CJLT: New Issues Published | RCAT : nouveaux numéros

From Tuesday’s inbox (maybe Monday’s)…  Either way, no K-12 online learning specific items here.

Dear Readers:

 

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology has just published two issues at http://www.cjlt.ca .  We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our Web site to review articles and items of interest.

 

Thank you for the continuing interest in our work.  Kim Peacock (cjlt@ualberta.ca)

 

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Chers lectures,

 

Les numéros plus récents de la Revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie sont maintenant disponible auhttp://www.cjlt.ca .  Vous trouverez ci-dessous les tables des matières.  Nous vous invitons à visiter le site Web pour lire les articles et les autres choses.

 

Nous vous remercions pour votre intérêt à notre revue.  Kim Peacock (cjlt@ualberta.ca)

 

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Vol 42, No 1 (2016) and/et Vol 42, No. 2 [Special Issue-Numéro special]

Table of Contents

http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/92

 

Editorial

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Editorial / Éditorial

Heather Kanuka

 

Articles

 

Leaving the Nest: The Evolution of CHRPP (the Course of Human Participant Protection) | Quitter le nid : l’évolution du cours d’éthique sur la protection des participants humains

Denise Stockley, Laura-Lee Balkwill, Carolyn Hoessler

 

Student communication and study habits of first-year university students in the digital era | Communication étudiante et habitudes d’étude des étudiants universitaires de première année à l’époque numérique

Eliana Esther Gallardo-Echenique, Mark Bullen, Luis Marqués-Molías

 

La sélection d’idées prometteuses et l’émergence d’un questionnement authentique dans l’élaboration du discours collectif d’élèves du primaire | The selection of promising ideas and the emergence of genuine questioning

Pier-Ann Boutin, Christine Hamel, Thérèse Laferrière

 

How people learn in an asynchronous online learning environment: The relationships between graduate students’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction | Comment apprennent les gens dans un environnement d’apprentissage en ligne asynchrone

Beomkyu Choi

 

Introducing Backchannel Technology into a Large Undergraduate Course | Introduction d’une technologie d’arrière-plan dans un vaste cours de premier cycle

Ruth Neustifter

 

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Special Issue: Web-enabled Teaching and Learning: An International Update

Vol 42, No 2 (2016)

Table of Contents

http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/93

 

Editorial

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Editorial / Éditorial

Mohamed Ally, Marti Cleveland-Innes

 

Articles

 

Articles

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Web 2.0 and Social Media Connecting Learners in Self-Paced Study: Practitioners’ Perspectives | Le Web 2.0 et les médias sociaux reliant les apprenants dans l’étude à leur rythme : points de vue de praticiens

Janice Thiessen

 

Persistent Artefacts in an Online Classroom: The Value of a Dynamic Learning Archive | Artefacts persistants dans une salle de classe en ligne : la valeur d’une archive dynamique de l’apprentissage

Stuart C. Berry

 

A Case Study on Learning Difficulties and Corresponding Supports for Learning in cMOOCs | Une étude de cas sur les difficultés d’apprentissage et le soutien correspondant pour l’apprentissage dans les cMOOC

Shuang Li, Qi Tang, Yanxia Zhang

 

Factors Influencing Self-Regulation in E-learning 2.0: Confirmatory Factor Model | Facteurs qui influencent la maîtrise de soi en cyberapprentissage 2.0 : modèle de facteur confirmative

Hong Zhao

 

Conducting a Multivocal Thematic Synthesis on an Extensive Body of Literature | Réaliser une synthèse thématique multivocale d’un vaste ensemble de documentation

Madelaine Befus

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March 3, 2016

IRRODL Announcement 17.2

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

IRRODL Issue 17(2)
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Dear IRRODL Readers,

We have just released the first regular issue of IRRODL’s for 2015.  This new article includes articles from Africa and Asia and focuses on pedagogical issues. There is also a revitalised book review section. We hope you enjoy this issue.

Rory

Vol 17, No 2 (2016)

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial – Volume 17, Issue Number 2
Rory McGreal

Research Articles

Kemlall Ramdass, Fulufhelo James Masithulela
Rita Ndagire Kizito
Maina Elizaphan Muuro, Robert Obwocha Oboko, Peter Waiganjo Wagacha
Joel Samson Mtebe, Betty Mbwilo, Mussa M. Kissaka
Francesca Pozzi, Andrea Ceregini, Lucia Ferlino, Donatella Persico
Yu-Hui Ching, Yu-Chang Hsu
Moon-Heum Cho, Scott Tobias
Sami Şahin, Çelebi Uluyol
Patricia Brazil Arinto
Suvdmaa Tuul, Otgontugs Banzragch, Tsogzolmaa Saizmaa
George Veletsianos, Peter Shepherdson

Field Notes

Christine Warugaba, Brienna Naughton, Bethany Hedt Gauthier, Ernest Muhirwa, Cheryl L Amoroso

Book Notes

Book Review – Online, Blended, and Distance Education: Building Successful Programs in Schools
Joshua C Elliott
Culture and Online Learning: Global Perspectives and Research
Svenja Marieke Bedenlier
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