Mind Brain and Education Journal: Special Issue on Cyberlearning & Learning Technologies - Call for Papers

The aim of this special issue is to highlight how learning (including social emotional, and cognitive aspects of learning) with innovative technologies can be informed by cognitive science or educational neuroscience. Papers addressing the intersection of emerging or cutting edge technology, learning or cognitive science, and neuroscience, are welcome. Work emerging across multiple disciplines driven by learning technology and informed by neuroscience is shaping the learning environments of the future. This work hopes to provide insight into pathways or mechanisms that affect learning, e.g. why certain interventions help some learners but not others, and a more refined understanding about for whom, how much, and under what conditions.

All topics must connect neuroscience and/or cognitive science research with educational technology practices. Potential topics may include (but are not limited to):

- Educational technology research that uses neurological sensors such as Eye-tracking, EEG, fNIRS
- Development of Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality environments that are shaped by neuroscience or cognitive science
- Design of learning games supported by neuroscience or cognitive science frameworks or data
- Adaptive learning experiences that are informed by neuroscience literature
- Studies that bridge neuroscience and technology design/evaluation

September 15, 2017 - Deadline to submit extended abstract via this abstract submission form
November 1, 2017 - Authors notified if they are invited to submit a full manuscript for consideration
November 1-January 22 - Submission portal open for full manuscripts to Cyberlearning special issue
January 22, 2018 - Deadline for full manuscripts to be submitted
February 28, 2018 - Authors notified of reviewer decisions
April 30, 2018 - Final manuscripts due
2018 - Special issue published

Mind, Brain, and Education is the journal for the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES website: http://www.imbes.org/). Submission of papers from all fields that are relevant to connecting mind, brain, and education in research, theory, and/or practice are encouraged. The journal encourages the submission of scholarly articles that translate the science of biology, brain and behavior into potential applications that will impact education efforts internationally and across ages. Authors are encouraged to utilize figures and graphics to illustrate findings, synthesize major conclusions of original research data, and depict conceptualized relations.

Four types of contributions are considered for publication: 1) research articles; 2) short reports; 3) reviews; 4) commentaries.

Research Articles (up to 4,000 words*) present new data and/or new methods, or report results of meta-analyses. The articles should be written to target an interdisciplinary readership. A Research Article should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and normally the reference list will not exceed 75 citations.

Short Reports (up to 2,000 words*) present empirically validated methods, experimental strategies in educational practice or brief communications of new and exciting research findings in a related field. Reporting of innovations in approach or method as they pertain to mind, brain and education are encouraged. The report should include an abstract of no more than 100 words and a reference list that will normally not exceed 30 citations.

Reviews or Commentaries (up to 5,000 words*) may (1) provide perspectives on problems, issues, or new developments pertaining to the broad field of mind, brain, and education, (2) review new developments in one field of research that would be of interest to readers in other fields or (3) new theories relevant to the field of mind, brain and education. These articles are not empirical papers or meta-analyses. They should include an abstract of no more than 150 words, and the reference list will normally not exceed 90 citations.

*Word counts include the main text and cited references within the text.

Authors should prepare manuscripts for this special issue using instructions on the website of the Mind, Brain, and Education journal:

On submission, a manuscript is appraised for its conformity to the overall guidelines and mission of the journal and special issue. Purely neuroscience- or education-focused reports do not meet this mission. Manuscripts will be reviewed by referees and the author notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision.

Bernadette Sibuma, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, bsibuma@wpi.edu
Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Landmark College, idahlstromhakki@landmark.edu

Extended Abstract Submission Form
Please complete and submit this form to send the guest editors an extended abstract of your proposed article for this special issue by September 15, 2017.
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