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2019 Special Issue

Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and eLearning


The world in the digital knowledge age has changed, and education is not immune to these changes. In a time when online technologies, networked learning spaces, mobile devices, cloud computing, and many other innovative tools have penetrated our lives and resulted in a paradigm shift. Therefore, we need to revisit what is known about the current state of the art in higher education and e-learning.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit eLearn Magazine’s Special Issue on Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and eLearning. The special issue aims to reflect changes in global higher education with a special focus on e-learning. The special issue might  include, but not limited to the following topics:

  • International collaborations in higher education
  • Changing student profile and characteristics
  • Cultural issues
  • Promising, innovative educational technologies
  • Emerging theories, approaches or educational models
  • Professional development
  • Quality assurance
  • Management and organizational issues
  • Costs and fundings
  • Innovation and change
  • Student support services
  • Instructional/learning design
  • Curriculum development
  • Learning communities
  • Interaction and communication processes

The special issue will include:

  • Theoretical papers
  • Conceptual papers
  • Practical papers
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Interviews

Important Dates

  • Article submission deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Revised full-text due: February 05, 2019
  • Tentative publication: April 2019

Article Preparation and Submission
All articles should follow these general guidelines:

  • Provide a background and present the purpose of the article
  • Connect article topic to a practice, theory, or research.
  • Present findings of the article and discuss them
  • Report conclusion of the article, and provide suggestions, strategies, practical advices to address to the purpose of the article.

Articles (including citations and references) must strictly be formatted in accordance with ACM's Citation Style and Reference Formats and must be written in clear English.

Maximum length of a submission is 2,000 words or less (excluding references). eLearn is a magazine, therefore articles should be written in a less formal and comprehensive style targeting a general audience.  Article submissions must be accompanied by an article title (12 words or less) and a brief article summary (75 words or less). Article manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted through

Peer Review
All submissions are evaluated by a double-blind, peer-review process. Prior to sending to the reviewers, the editors will conduct a preliminary appraisal for content, substance, and appropriateness for the Special Issue. If the article is clearly inappropriate, the author will be informed and the article returned. Appropriate articles will be sent to two or more reviewers for blind review. Articles will be evaluated according to their focus, value, relevance, impact, and novelty.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Special Issue Editors: