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Digital technologies and educational integrity

Call for papers:

‘Digital technologies and educational integrity’

A special issue of the online refereed journal IJEI

Edited by Chris Moore and Ruth Walker

University of Wollongong

This special issue of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) seeks articles that address the impact of digital technologies on educational integrity. Many different terms have emerged inĀ an attempt to capture the shifting terrain of media use and users in various networked environments: ‘social’, ‘participatory’, ‘user-generated’ or simply ‘new’ media. Common to the online interactive spaces of Web2.0 is the challenge of technologies and practices that are capable of changing the way we teach, learn, and share knowledge. How can we best engage and support students and colleagues coming to terms with the dynamics of these technologies and the development of new literacies?

We are particularly interested in innovative research from scholars in cultural and media studies and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning, and welcome interest from other disciplinary researchers, who might consider a broad range of questions about digital technologies that critically unpack the conversation about academic integrity and go beyond a preoccupation with plagiarism and research ethics. Critical voices of concern, examples of best practice and consideration of the perceived impact of digital technology on institutional boundaries are keenly sought as is research exploring the collaborative approaches to social and participatory media that challenge conceptions about authorial identity and scholarly writing practices. Research examining the development of new literacies that celebrate the appropriation, adaptation and transformation of source material would fit well within the scope of this special issue. We also welcome reviews of relevant books or publications.

Abstracts (max 500 words) due date: 31st March 2010 Full papers (3-6000 words) due date: 1st July 2010 Book reviews (1000 words) due date: 1st September 2010 Special issue release date: December 2010

Please send all enquiries and abstracts to the editors at ruth_walker@uow.edu.au.

Submission style guide:

http://www.unisa.edu.au/EducationalIntegrity/Journal_submission_guidelines.htm

About the editors:

Chris Moore is a father, gamer and lecturer in Digital Communications, Games and Media Studies at the University of Wollongong. Currently researching Australian gamers and their cultural, economic and social contributions, this focus has emerged from analysis of the complementary and alternative regimes of intellectual property generation and management, including the Open Source movement and digital games modification sub-cultures and online learning practices.

Ruth Walker teaches a range of academic writing programs in the Faculties of Creative Arts and Law at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests take a cultural and media studies approach to academic integrity, particularly regarding the impact of media technologies on critical writing practices. She is currently the deputy chair of the Asia Pacific Forum for Educational Integrity (APFEI).

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