Research in Online Teaching & Learning

Center for Online Learning, Research & Service at the University of Illinois Springfield

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CFP – Higher Learning Research Communications Journal

Per their website:

Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) is an Open Access, peer-reviewed and editorial reviewed scientific journal dedicated to publishing research in Higher Education. The Journal aims to advance knowledge on all aspects concerning teaching and learning in higher education institutions. Through better understanding of institutional policy and actual practice in colleges and universities, it seeks to foster the collaboration of innovative minds and the best of the practice, and offer forward thinking and global thought leadership. A broad coverage calls for international involvement to nurture the global environment in which Higher Education evolves. Innovative approaches for teaching and learning at the college level, as well as policies and best practices, are at the very core of the scope of the Journal.

Authors, researchers and experts in the field of Higher Education from all around the world are invited to submit their original, unpublished contributions. The Journal is published in English, but accepts submissions in other languages. (If submitting in a language other than English, Spanish or Portuguese, please contact the editorial team before submitting a manuscript). These submissions must include an abstract in English and, if accepted, will be published in both the original language and an English translation.

HLRC publishes quarterly (March, June, September, and December) and has established a specific review process in order to ensure the quality of the research and the publication. This process entails a preliminary editorial review, double-blind peer-review, and editorial academic review.

Special themes and submission dates for the upcoming issues can be found at Higher Learning Research Communications Call for Papers .

CFP – Internet Learning Journal Fall/Winter 2015

Internet Learning Journal is a bi-annual, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic publication sponsored by The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and American Public University System (APUS).  Per their website:

Our title shows our focus and our ambition. Our multiple delivery platforms represent collective vision and models present day innovation. Our subject matter is the revolution that online learning has brought to the academy. Since the University of Bologna was founded in 1088, instruction was done face-to-face with the technologies of speaking and writing. The digital revolution has now offered an alternative to teaching, learning and scholarship. For the first time, we can look at classroom data, patterns of interaction and patterns of learning fixed in data points. The digital revolution threatens to change how students learn, teachers teach, education institutions manage data and how scholars disseminate this data. We hope to become a forum for the larger issues of data collection, assessment and online learning. We look forward to keeping the great conversation alive.

Mission Statement

The aim of Internet Learning Journal (ILJ) is to provide a venue for the publication of quality academic research with an emphasis on representing innovation in online teaching, learning and scholarship.

Suggested topics: We cordially invite authors to submit high quality manuscripts (in the form of research papers, survey articles, book reviews, case studies, etc.) on aspects related to online teaching and learning and scholarship including, but not limited to:

  • Growth of online learning
  • Online teaching and learning strategies
  • Online vs. face-to-face learning
  • Retention, progression and completion in online learning
  • MOOCs
  • Growing ubiquity of social media
  • Integration of online, hybrid, and collaborative learning
  • Rise of data-driven learning and assessment
  • Shift from students as consumers to students as creators
  • Agile approaches to change
  • Evolution of online learning
  • Digital literacy
  • Relative lack of rewards for online teaching
  • Competition from new models of education
  • Scaling teaching innovations
  • Expanding online access
  • Learning analytics
  • Games and gamification
  • Virtual assistants
  • Virtual environments
  • Badges

Internet Learning Journal Articles for Submission

Submissions for review must be original works on the part of the authors, must not have been previously published, and must not be under review by another publisher. Internet Learning Journal welcomes a multidisciplinary approach and papers on all aspects of the electronic learning revolution and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Topics may include, but are not limited to: innovative learning and teaching practices, instructional design, and the use of technology and multimedia resources. Articles on online pedagogy, as well as examples of “mixed” online and conventional teaching are also welcome.

Given the diversity of research and researchers across the globe, articles reflecting scientific, artistic, critical, conceptual works are all fitting contributions to Internet Learning Journal. Methods used in articles may be quantitative, quantitative, comparative, mixed, collaborative, action-oriented, appreciative, and/or critical in substance.

We offer the following sections to which an author may submit his or her work:

  • Theoretical
  • Practical
  • Pedagogical
  • Conceptual
  • 3 Questions for an Online Leader – This section is typically by invitation only, however nominations of an individual who has demonstrated leadership in the field of online learning will be considered.

Although the length of articles may greatly differ, prospective authors are advised to not exceed 30 pages in length (excluding title pages, references, tables, figures, etc.). Further, all submissions must follow the current issue of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Because Internet Learning Journal represents emerging and evolving innovations, in addition to the inclusion of text, we also highly recommend embedded non-textual forms of communication such as graphics, pictures, video, audio, etc. to enhance, illustrate, represent and “bring to life” the article topic. The inclusion of these elements is an important distinction between Internet Learning Journal and other scholarly journals. Below are the file extensions preferred for online publication:

Audio – .mp3

Video – .mp4

Graphics/Images – .jpeg, 300ppi (a light black border around the video or graphic is acceptable to use in your manuscript).

Where To Send Submissions

All correspondence concerning articles should be directed to:

Dr. Melissa Layne, Editor-in-Chief, Internet Learning Journal

American Public University System


Internet Learning Journal is a bi-annual publication co-sponsored by American Public University System — an open enrolment, fully online university with more than 125,000 students and 1,950 faculty members, and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) – a publisher of academic journals and book series, sponsor of conferences, and producer of programs.  PSO aims to disseminate scholarship and information to serve those making and evaluating policy.

CFP Due 9/14 – Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Feb. 10-12, 2016 (Blacksburg, VA)

“The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practices and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research.”

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Nov. 5 & 6 – Illinois Education & Technology Conference (Springfield, IL)

The 22nd Annual Illinois Education & Technology Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL.

The Call for Presenters has past, but registration is open.

CFP Due 10/21- Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (March 21-25, Savannah, GA)

From the conference website:

SITE 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, March 21-25, is the 27th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

SITE is unique as the only organization which has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs. SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through conferences, books, projects, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)Learn More »

SITE Conference PDFs


CFP Due 6/16 – Original Lilly National Conference (Nov. 19-22, Oxford, OH)

From the conference’s website:

We invite you to submit a contributed paper proposal for the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, our 35th year of presenting and celebrating the scholarship of teaching and learning! Join us in Oxford, Ohio, November 19-22, 2015. To submit a contributed paper proposal for the Conference, go to the website at and click “Proposal Submission Guidelines.”  The due date for proposals is June 15, 2015. Due to space constraints, this conference is limited to the first 600 registrants. We encourage you to register for the conference early. Those who register before October 1, 2015, will receive the $50 Early Bird discount.