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Special Issue on ePortfolio and Digital Identity of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

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The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process. Manuscripts may be submitted either in English or in French.

Manuscripts must be submitted to the Special Issue Editors by July 1, 2008 following the manuscript guidelines set by the journal.
Acceptable themes include:
  • Lifelong learning and employability ePortfolios – how can the ePortfolio contribute to secure learning and career paths? What skills and competencies do learners, educators, instructional designers, human resource managers need to develop to harness the real power of the ePortfolio? Do ePortfolios demand and enable new pedagogical approaches? Employability, transparency of qualifications, mobility, continuing professional and personal development will be discussed in this track.

  • Building systems of recognition and accreditation with ePortfolios - how does the ePortfolio contribute to formal and informal recognition of competencies and talents? Accreditation of prior learning, authentic assessment, assessment as learning, recognition vs accreditation, informal vs formal recognition will be some of the themes that will be discussed.

  • Exploiting the full potential of digital identity – how can individuals and organisations maximise the use of their personal data? Social networks, learning portfolios, personal health records, privacy, authentication and trust are among the key themes of this track.

  • ePortfolio architectures and advanced technologies – shall we build our ePortfolio in Second Lifetm? Mobile learning, Web 2.0, knowledge media, semantic web, virtual worlds, personal learning spaces, podcasts, blogs, wikis, new media, user-generated contents, social networks, interoperability, aggregation vs integration are some of the key ideas that will be discussed in this track.

  • Designing ePortfolio strategies within regions and sectors - what are the benefits of territorial (local, regional or national) and sectoral ePortfolio deployments? What ePortfolio services should be deployed on a territorial rather than organisational level? What can we learn from ePortfolio developments in the health sector? This track will also address the issues of policies, learning regions, sectoral and international collaboration as well as ePortfolio for SMEs.

  • Managing knowledge with ePortfolios –  how can the ePortfolio contribute to organisational learning? How does the ePortfolio support the construction and sharing of knowledge within and across research and professional communities?  Formal and informal learning, quality improvement, business transformation, communities of practice, collaborative learning will be among the principal themes highlighted.

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