Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)


Special Issue On: University-as-a-Platform (UaaS) and delivery of Education-as-a-Service (EaaS) in the Context of 4th Industrial Revolution

Submission Due Date
4/1/2020

Guest Editors
Prof Mounir Kehal
Higher Colleges of Technology
Applied Research Coordinator for Dubai Campuses
United Arab Emirates


Introduction
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. It is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), decentralized consensus, fifth-generation wireless technologies (5G), additive manufacturing/3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles.

Objective
The fourth industrial revolution’s global and societal model has even disrupted how universities and higher education institutions are to be providing and delivering education per se. Topical coverage of particular interest and contributions is expected to highlight novelty in such area of research of relevance to academia and the professional worlds at large.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • University-as-a-Platform (UaaS)
  • Education-as-a-Service (EaaS)
  • Cloud Learning
  • Hybrid Learning
  • Innovation Spaces
  • Forward Engineering
  • 4IR Models
  • Internet of Things and Higher Education
  • Futuristic Accreditations
  • Mega Trends in Education and ICTs
  • Best practices and lessons learned through use of cloud technologies and education


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on University-as-a-Platform (UaaS) and delivery of of Education-as-a-Service (EaaS) in the Context of 4th Industrial Revolution by April 1st, 2020. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Prof Mounir Kehal
Guest Editor
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
E-mail: mkehal@hct.ac.ae

Special Issue On: Web Semantics for Open Educational Resources [OER] Repositories

Submission Due Date
7/31/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. I. Jeena Jacob
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GITAM University, Bangalore, India
Email: jeenajacob@ieee.org

Dr. Joy Iong-Zong Chen
Department of Electrical Engineering, Dayeh University, Changhua County, Taiwan
Email: jchen@mail.dyu.edu.tw

Dr. Prof. Subarna Shakya,
Department of Electronics and Computer engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Email: drss@ioe.edu.np

Dr. LAI CHEE SERN
Department of Engineering Education, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Email: lcsern@uthm.edu.my

Introduction
Open Educational Resources [OER] Repositories have become a key component of any educational society and it is the mode by which the students and teachers can explore, create and share personalized and engaging learning experience into existence. OER repositories is driving the education into a new means of interaction and interoperability between students and the web of educational data. In this perspective, Open Educational Resources [OER] are playing a significantly crucial role in delivering digitized education, which will pave way for finding new technological innovations in web based learning and teaching paradigm.

With the substantial increase in the number of educational resources and the recent evolution of web technologies have imposed an indispensable challenge in making the educational data available in a multitude of language and formats, which can make the educational information and data to become more interoperable by allowing the users to search, link and share wide range of educational resources in a collaborated and interpretive way. As the existing web technologies is not leveraging rich sources of semantic content in the web of educational data. The recent innovations in semantic web technology has the ability to explicitly symbolize the semantics of the data available in OER repositories and make them as a more machine interoperable and interactive in nature. On the other hand the knowledge management models for OER repositories have been enhanced to initiate the new process of generation, distribution and capitalization of knowledge in web based learning applications.

Objective
As many educational institutions, universities and online educational repositories are interested in adopting semantic level web of education data, the further research on the web semantics for OER repositories are strongly encouraged.

This special issue aims to solicit state-of-the-art research works that provides higher novelty in the areas of Semantic Web and knowledge management innovations in web-based learning and teaching models.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue, but are not limited to:

• Semantic Web based tools for smart interaction
• Smart search and visualization of educational data on semantic web
• Personalized access to open educational resources
• Context-aware data processing techniques
• Interoperable and Interactive web interfaces
• Smart E-infrastructures for OER repositories
• Methods to integrate both physical and virtual educational data collections
• Smart content Navigation and Browsing techniques
• Smart data search, analysis and linking techniques
• Semantic web for Smart Knowledge Discovery and Representation
• Scalability of Knowledge management Tools and Resources
• Methods and tools to build and manage complex learning workflows

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Web Semantics for Open Educational Resources [OER] Repositories on or before July 31, 2020. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. I. Jeena Jacob
Guest Editor
International Journal of Web based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Email: jeenajacob@ieee.org