Special Issue "Opportunities and Challenges for the Future of Open Education"

Opportunities and Challenges for the Future of Open Education

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Education and Approaches".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020

Special Issue Editors


Guest Editor 
Dr. Carina Soledad González-González
Department of Computer Engineering and Systems, Faculty of Science, Avda. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, s/n, University of La Laguna, 38200 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Interests: intelligent tutoring systems; intelligent interfaces; human centered design; UX; serious games; gamification; e-learning; digital culture


Guest Editor 
Dr. María Soledad Ramírez Montoya
School of Humanities and Education, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur, Col. Tecnológico, C.P. 64849, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
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Interests: educational innovation; teaching strategies; technological resources for education; remote environments; formation of educational media; open educational movement


Special Issue Information


Dear Colleagues,

Technologies are omnipresent in academic institutions, and they are changing their offerings and their methodologies. In this sense, learning platforms have appended various technological extensions (video conferencing, video streaming, extensions for mobile, devices, digital repositories, learning analytics, blockchain, and others), and they are being integrated into both physical smart campuses and cloud campuses. New innovative methods and strategies are emerging from this technological revolution, such as flipped classroom or mobile learning. Further, there is currently a wide range of massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by different institutions and providers around the world. This openness is raising the visibility of and providing open access to the cultural, scientific, and academic outputs of institutions and democratizing the access to the education of society.

This Special Issue aims to cover all aspects of open education, such as open educational resources (OER), open content, open access initiatives, open learning systems, emerging open learning technologies and innovative methods, as well as any innovation strategies and experiences of open education. Our main goal is to bring ideas about the challenges and future of open education.

We welcome submissions from all topics of open education, including but not limited to the following:

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open content
  • Open access initiatives
  • Open learning systems
  • Emerging technologies and innovative methods
  • Experiences of Open Education
  • Massive Open Courses
  • Blockchain
  • Learning analytics
  • Legal issues and intellectual property

Dr. Carina Soledad González-González
Dr. María Soledad Ramírez Montoya
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors pageSustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords


  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open content
  • Open access initiatives
  • Open learning systems
  • Emerging technologies and innovative methods
  • Experiences of Open Education
  • Massive Open Courses
  • Blockchain
  • Learning analytics
  • Legal issues and intellectual property

Published Papers


This special issue is now open for submission.

 

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