Call: “Designing EdTech and Virtual Learning Environments” issue of MDPI Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

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Call for Papers

“Designing EdTech and Virtual Learning Environments”
Special Issue of MDPI Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

Deadline for manuscript submissions: January 20, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Building upon more than two decades of research on distance and virtual learning, this Special Issue aims to provide practical guidance, collect insights and lessons learned, and promote strategies for the successful design, implementation, and evaluation of EdTech and virtual learning environments. We invite authors to submit novel work that extends the use of traditional learning management systems, both from learners’ as well as from an educators’ points of view. We also encourage authors to look beyond the traditional platform approach and explore novel, potentially disruptive tools, technologies, and methods of learning. Following the idea of an integrated EDUverse, one could explore AI/ML-based tools for learning, personalized learning approaches, virtual and augmented reality-based learning strategies, and smartphone-based learning strategies as well as strategies that embed intelligent tutoring systems into the learning process. At the same time, the use of any emerging technologies in learning environments needs to be underpinned by appropriate pedagogical approaches. Thus, we are also looking for work that explores and evaluates necessary changes and adaptations to traditional learning and teaching techniques. Consequently, this Special Issue invites authors to submit original articles that contribute to a holistic and contextualized understanding of post-COVID-19 education, where technology-driven distance learning in all of its modalities have overcome many of the drawbacks that have previously been considered disadvantageous compared to more traditional on-campus learning.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlögl
Prof. Dr. Deepak Khazanchi
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski
Prof. Dr. Teresa Spieß
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bernsteiner
Prof. Dr. Christian Ploder
Prof. Dr. Pascal Schöttle
Dr. Matthias Janetschek
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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