[Ubuntu-PH] Fwd: [school-discuss] IEEE Transactions on Education: Special Issue on Open Source Software for Education

Yolynne Medina yolynne at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 03:01:11 UTC 2006

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From: Miltiadis Lytras <mdl at eltrun.gr>
Date: Nov 30, 2006 5:13 AM
Subject: [school-discuss] IEEE Transactions on Education: Special Issue on
Open Source Software for Education
To: schoolforge-discuss at schoolforge.net
Cc: lytras at ced.upatras.gr

 IEEE Education Society
IEEE Transactions on Education

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS, http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/CFP6.html
Special Issue: Open-Source Software
Submission Deadline: 15 December 2006

    The Transactions seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue on
"Open-Source Software for Engineering Education: Pedagogical Strategies
Beyond Tools" scheduled to appear in the November 2007 issue.

    Free- and Open-Source Software (FOSS) has received growing attention in
recent years from various perspectives. The thriving numbers behind
open-source software (OSS) adoption and contribution have captured the
attention of engineering education researchers that, in the past years, have
been trying to decipher the phenomenon of OSS, its relation to
already-conducted research, and its implications for new research
opportunities that effect classroom instruction.

    The current OSS landscape presents a very interesting picture. Although
the idea behind OSS date back to the 1960's and the Unix era in the 1980's,
the official term of OSS was coined in 1998. Since then, the OSS movement
has evolved at a very fast pace. Prime examples of successful OSS projects
include operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD), Web browsers
(Firefox, Konqueror), graphical environments (KDE, Gnome), productivity
applications (OpenOffice), programming languages and infrastructure (Apache,
MySQL), and development tools (GNU toolchain, Eclipse). These
widely-accepted OSS endeavors demonstrate that a wide range of OSS
applications are available and present a viable and robust alternative to
proprietary software solutions.

    A great number of applications of free and open software for education
are evident. Worldwide initiatives, such as Sakai, and a great number of the
so-called Open-Learning Management Systems challenge Engineering Education.

    The objective of the special issue is to communicate and disseminate
recent engineering education research and success stories that demonstrate
the power of open-source software to improve traditional engineering
education and e-learning approaches. The purpose of the special issue is to
demonstrate state-of-the art approaches of Open-Source Software systems that
have had successful application in the classroom and to show how new,
advanced, pedagogical models and teaching strategies can expand the learning
frontiers in engineering education.

    Consequently, manuscripts are sought that touch on these aspects and
extend technical and domain knowledge in the classroom. This special issue
is intended to initiate a dialog between the pedagogical, human, and
technical views of the field that effect the engineering education
environment. Novel pedagogical approaches and sound technological FOSS
solutions will be expected.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following
classroom experiences.

        * Use of Free- and Open-Source Software for Learning Management
        * Use of FOSS for Learning Objects and Learning Design Approaches
        * Pedagogical Strategies for the Deployment of FOSS Tools
        * Case Studies Utilized
        * Open-Learning Management Systems
        * Communities of Learners in Engineering Courses through Seployment
of FOSS Tools
        * Collaborative/Constructive Content Authoring for Engineering

    Authors wishing to contribute to this special issue MUST refer to the
Transactions' Web site at www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/es/ToE-manuscript.html for
information relative to the issues that must be addressed in manuscript
preparation. Note that submitted manuscripts MUST contain a balance of
technical content and pedagogical content to be considered and MUST include
meaningful, statistically-sound, student assessment/evaluation data that
provides information relative to the strengths and weaknesses of the
curriculum content in satisfying the pedagogical issues being addressed.
Note that the absence of meaningful, statistically-sound supporting data
will be grounds for publication rejection.

    Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the Transactions'
Manuscript Central web site at te-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com no later than
15 December 2006, with "Special Issue" being selected as "Manuscript Type"
in the corresponding menu.

    For further information contact the Special Issue Editors for this

                Miltiadis Lytras
                University of Patras
                Patras, Greece
                lytras at ceid.upatras.gr

                Walt Scacchi
                University of California, Irvine
                Irvine, California
                wscacchi at ics.uci.edu

    Special Issue Schedule:

        * Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 December 2006
        * Notification of Review Evaluation: 16 March 2007
        * Author Revision Due: 16 April 2007
        * Notification of Acceptance if Major Revision Required: 1 June 2007
        * Accepted Manuscripts Due for Editorial Review: 30 June 2007
        * Manuscript Packet Information Sent to Author: 16 July 2007
        * Manuscript Packet Due from Author to Editor: 17 August 2007
        * Tentative Publication Date: November 2007

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