Call for Papers–Special Issue on Mobile Technologies: Journal of Interactive Learning Research

“The pervasiveness of mobile devices is changing the way people interact with content and their surroundings” (Horizon Report, 2017).

We invite you to think about the way mobile technologies are impacting the way we learn, teach, work, read, create and connect. Please check out the joint Call for Papers from the TREND and DESIGN SIGs of the E-Learn 2017 Conference (Oct. 17-20; Vancouver) and submit an abstract of approx. 2-3 pages by June 10, 2017 through the  E-Learn website (Category – Special Issue: Perspectives on Mobile Technologies for Learning).

Contributors are encouraged, but not required to attend E-Learn 2017: We will use the SIG meetings and special tracks during E-Learn 2017 to allow authors to collaboratively enhance their submissions, and plan to offer a writer’s workshop during the conference.

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 10, 2017 
  • Notification of First Round Reviews: June 30, 2017
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
  • E-Learn 2017 Conference: Oct 17-20 2017
  • Revised Paper Submission Deadline for conference participants: Oct 31, 2017
  • Final Notification: November 30, 2017
  • Print-Ready Manuscript: January 31, 2018
  • Publication Date: April 2018

Click below on the Flipgrid videos for a personal invitation from the SIG Chairs:


Leave us a video message here, find a publication partner, and submit your work! We look forward to hearing from you, reading your papers, and meeting many of you in Vancouver at E-Learn 2017.

Want to know more about us? Read our personal 1 minute questionnaire on mobile technologies!

1. What we love about mobile technologies:

Chris: connecting to people through video and social avenues 

Stefanie: taking pictures, listening to podcasts and audiobooks

2. What we hate about mobile technologies:

Chris: battery life, distracted, always on

Stefanie: texting while talking

3. What intrigues us as researchers and teachers about mobile learning:

Chris: learning and student success interventions

Stefanie: collecting data, and connecting your environment to information and people on the web

4. How we personally use mobile technologies for learning:

Chris: new research articles

Stefanie: podcasts

5. The last things we have learned on a mobile device:

Chris: Should teachers use pre questions by Dan Willingham (twitter)

6. Our favorite mobile apps:

Chris: Flipgrid and Twitter

Stefanie: iNaturalist

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