CFP: Future pedagogies: Critical questions concerning ELearning and Digital Media (Special issue)
Deadline: Sep 30, 2017
A proliferation of data abides in the field of ELearning and Digital Media, with a particular focus on instructional design. From online collaboration in higher education to the use of language learning apps in early childhood education, researchers are a hive of quantitative and qualitative industry. But, what for? And where will this data lead communities and societies? As Biesta (2009) argues, good measurement can make significant contributions to pedagogical practices, however without good questions concerning education, such measurement become mistaken for evidence of what education should be about – data becomes both evidence of the aims of education and the aim itself. This special issue invites writers on education and new media to move beyond the accumulation of more data in order to ask good questions about the future of pedagogy. ELearning and digital technologies provide a context through which to ask good questions about educational aims. For instance, when researchers study the benefits of collaboration online, good questions can be asked about collaboration in a wider educational sense – revealing assumptions about the ‘real’ and ‘physical’ experiences of collaboration in face to face teaching and learning spaces. For this special issue, the editors invite thinking about the future of pedagogy beyond the apparent problem of possible and impossible technological innovation, to challenge thinking about flipped, blended, innovative, enhanced classrooms, and to critique the imagined future. Hence, writers are invited take up the task of imagining and critically questioning the as yet unimagined manifestations of elearning and digital media in a broad range of educational contexts. This special issue invites writers on education and new media to move beyond the accumulation of more data and analytic modelling, in order to ask questions about the future of pedagogy.
Submissions may employ a range of devices including but not limited to:
· Photo essays
· Science Fiction
· Thought experiments
· Interviews and dialogues
Full Papers are due September 30, 2017 Peer reviews completed by October 31, 2017 Revised papers due November 30, 2017 Special Issue published December, 2017
Biesta G (2009) Good education in the age of measurement: On the need to reconnect with the question of purpose in education. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability 21: 33-46.