A Proposal for 2 Possible eLCC Journal Titles

Sherry Jones

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

sjones2@rmcad.edu

The Liminal

The term, liminality, refers to a transitional period in which existing power structures, political views, cultural attitudes, traditions, and rituals exist in a state of flux, waiting to be shifted to or be dissolved in a new ideological paradigm. The concept is studied in cultural and social anthropology, as well as in religious studies, for the understanding of how humans make decisions that can change society in moments of uncertainty.

As a noun, the liminal refers to an uncertain moment that is pregnant with a myriad of possibilities, and from those possibilities which will come to fruition as future outcomes has yet to be determined.

We propose The Liminal as a possible eLCC journal title because the concept signifies the journal’s intentions:

  1. The journal shall serve to capture trends in research and practicum of the use of technology in education, and pose questions, critiques, and projections of the future outcomes of those trends, which exist in moments of uncertainty.
  2. The journal shall recommend innovative pedagogies that utilize technology to facilitate the learning experience. The journal shall acknowledge whether some of those innovative pedagogies will become part of educational policies remain to be seen.
  3. The journal shall publish forecasts of educational futures that are based on observations of new technological developments, which are always in flux.

Analogue

Analogue is a term that refers to a resemblance that exists between two works based on the similarities of the works’ ideological and/or physical features. The concept has been used to refer to similarities that exist between different types of media, such as the similarities between journals and blogs, or short stories and games, for example.

Analogue as a concept refers to how different works “communicate” similar ideas, and in the frame of education, analogue can refer to how new educational thinking can echo past educational intentions.  

We propose Analogue as another possible eLCC journal title that would serve to signify the journal’s intentions as stated above. Furthermore, the title can invite educators to consider how best methods from the past can be translated to fit the current paradigm that calls for innovation in education.

Analogue, as a journal title, would suggest that the journal invites an open dialogue to consider how to promote progress in education while retaining traditional values that we hold dear.