Newsflash: Research in Learning Technology currently have an open call for papers for a Special Issue of the journal focussing on Digital Inclusion and Learning, to be edited by guest editors Jane Seale, Professor of Education at Plymouth University and William Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute.
Abstracts can be submitted to Jane Seale for informal feedback until 1 March 2012; Papers should be submitted via the online submission system by 1 May 2012.
The special issue is not the only reason why the journal deserves special attention. Research in Learning Technology became an open access journal at the start of the year – with it’s entire catalogue being now available freely online. Particularly attentive readers will know I’ve highlighted a previous Research in Learning Technology special issue on Disability Technology and eLearning edited by Jane Seale on this blog as part of a Routledge open access event . The good news is that these articles are now permanently available to all (I’ll be fixing all the links shortly). For those of us seeking to develop inclusive technologies in practice, teaching and research, this appears to be a step towards a very welcome marrying of a more digitally inclusive form and digitally inclusive content.