CfP: Data Literacy in Higher Education

This is a really interesting call which I’d be contributing to if the deadline wasn’t so tight:

The call for papers attempts to address a number of topics potentially connected with the research problem of data literacy for teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Our questions include:

  • What type of data is collected in specific institutional cases, and what are the subsequent conceptual and pedagogical foundations required to make sense of this data?
  • What problems of usability of data and data visualization (i.e. learning analytics dashboards) have been observed along one or more cycles of evaluation?
  • How are teachers addressing / developing data literacy pedagogical practices? How do they navigate data abundance, across institutional and social contexts of digital learning?
  • How are students shaping their learning processes in the context of data-driven devices and resources? How do they navigate data abundance, across institutional and social contexts of digital learning?
  • Is there critical awareness on the visibility and usage of institutionalized and social data?
  • What types of skills and abilities are required to search, analyse, adopt and share the data connected to teaching and learning processes in higher education?
  • How can data and data interpretations be shared, to encourage open education science and open educational practices?

On the basis of these general research questions, the editors are looking for case studies, reviews, reports on technological developments, outputs of research/studies, and examples of successful projects, as well as conceptual approaches, which document the current state of knowledge and thinking.

The International Journal Educational Technology in Higher Education is an Open Access Journal, supported by the Open University of Catalonia (Spain), the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and the Dublin City University (Ireland) and the Vytautas Magnus University. Through its international editorial board, its open access policy, and its careful promotion of emerging research, it allows maximum visibility of articles to a wide, global audience. The journal is also highly concerned with offering speed in its publication services and high flexibility in terms of the integration of interactive datasets and images into the digital publication. The journal is indexed in several scientific databases as SCOPUS, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCO, among others.

Full articles should be sent by November 5th. We know this is a very tight deadline, but if you might want to send us an abstract of a contribution, we might consider a deadline extension.

Contact Bonnie Stewart (Bonnie.Stewart at uwindsor.ca) if you’d like to take part