Mission & Scope
Trends in eLearning have gained importance and prominence within all sectors of education and training, but the speed of adoption has out-stripped the pace of research and critical thought on best practices in a burgeoning field. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning addresses dilemmas posed by the application of technologies based on unexamined assumptions. This journal provides a forum for self-study among practitioners involved in technology-reliant teaching, training, and learning activities.
The focus of the journal is intentionally eclectic, promoting scholarship on the disruptions teaching with technology bring to all segments of the educational marketplace. This focus addresses the new era of eLearning in which educational practices formerly restricted to discrete domains have become shared concerns. Higher education, corporate and public sectors, and the K-12 community collectively require critical assessments of eLearning in its many forms. Here we define ‘eLearning’ broadly to describe the various uses of electronic technologies for education and training. Examples include online education, video teleconferencing, web-based and mobile learning, and all forms of electronic text, graphics, video, animation, and digital audio as they apply to teaching, training, and learning systems.
Current Issues in Emerging eLearning publishes research, critical thought, informed discussion of practice, and conceptual papers with a research basis. The objectives of the journal include:
- Establishing findings on eLearning as a distinct body of knowledge and serving as a connection point for critical thought in the field;
- Empowering practitioners to develop and apply current effective, evidence-based, practices in teaching, training, and learning through dialogue with a community of researchers and scholars;
- Enabling academic programs to design and deploy technology to optimize learning, teaching, and training with technology;
- Building a community around the research and scholarly use of eLearning theory and eLearning technologies within and across educational sectors;
- Creating a space for graduate student researchers and other developing practitioners to publish with guidance from faculty and/or professional mentors.