The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy announces a call for submissions for an upcoming general issue with a Forum on Teaching in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Issue Editors: Nicole Zeftel (SUNY Buffalo), Alexis Larsson (CUNY Graduate Center), Teresa Ober (University of Notre Dame).
From the call for submissions:
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work at the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that creatively take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms and critique their limitations. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and innovative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.
For this issue, we will accept both general submissions on any topic within the field, as well as contributions destined for a subsection featuring conversations on teaching in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forum on Teaching in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Normal teaching and learning processes are occurring amidst difficult and confusing times: the ever-intensifying impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the acute awareness of racial and social injustices exposed during its rippling aftermath, all of it compounded by the looming emergency of climate disasters threatening to dismantle entire communities. Even so, instructors and students have adapted to such circumstances, many relying on digital tools to replace face-to-face instruction. This featured section will showcase submissions addressing the challenges and innovations in interactive technology and pedagogy that have emerged in the midst of crisis.
Proposals might address Enacting Accessible, Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, Preparedness, Priorities and Risks in the Face of Current and Impending Crises, or Teaching towards Social Justice.
Please consult JITP’s submission guidelines.
Deadline: December 2, 2020. Note that “the editorial team and the JITP editorial collective want to offer any support we can to those facing increased caregiving workloads. We seek to put our pedagogical and collaborative mandate into practice by inviting constructive communication with authors developing their work during this difficult period. If you are unable to meet this deadline for whatever reason given COVID-19–related disruptions, please email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an extension. Optionally, if you would like to receive feedback from the editors on an abstract or paper proposal, please submit it to the editors by November 1st, 2020.”
This issue is slated for publication in May 2021.