...The distinction between the classroom and e-learning is dissolving with most classroom education including online or technology-enabled components...
Future Learning is a peer-reviewed journal which aims to provide the current best thinking, research, and innovation for the effective utilization of technology for educators in higher education, professional education, workplace learning, continuing education, and life-long learning.
Future Learning will be the “go-to” resource for those seeking to advance any learning initiative utilizing technology as the primary communication vehicle or to supplement classroom teaching. The distinction between the classroom and e-learning is dissolving with most classroom education including online or technology-enabled components.
e-learning has evolved from a unique entity to something influencing or incorporated into all forms of education and training. Technology has advanced, most significantly in how people use it and integrate it into their personal and professional lives, not in the usual smaller, faster, and cheaper way. The most important influences on people’s lives in general and on e-learning in particular in recent years have been mobile devices and social media.
There is no journal or magazine that currently addresses the breadth and depth of e-learning in the current world and as it is evolving. Technology in many ways has become a “cognitive prosthetic device” that reduces or eliminates effort but, perhaps conversely, it has also introduced the need to master or at least have minimal competence in many digital literacies. More significantly, publishing models are changing: how people access publications, what people’s needs and expectations are, and models for charging for content.
Some Suggested Topics... Please forward additional topics for consideration
· The literacies needed for success and how to acquire them
· The role and influence of open universities on education practices
· The evolving roles of teachers, instructors, mentors, and peer learning
· The role of reflection in learning and techniques to support it
· The use of specialized learning technologies such as the iPad and other technologies in teaching and teaching teachers to grasp the possibilities and challenges.
The above topics are largely independent of age, content, and region and apply to learning delivered on or facilitated through any type of device or technology but this is still a niche market where academics and trainers interested in innovations in learning are the target readers and contributors.
Future Learning is aiming to be a mix of professional articles, blogs, short papers, case studies, interviews, videos and peer- reviewed articles. While journals generally consist of research, our vision is for a variety of types of papers that all focus on lessons learned and best practices that can immediately be applied by readers. This will be a print journal printed quarterly with a subset of articles available online and a tablet version available as well. Some video/audio as appropriate.