JIME relaunch

Last year I took on the role of co-editor of JIME (The Journal of Interactive Media in Education). JIME was founded in 1996 and was one of the first open access journals, and operated an innovative open peer review system. But it had been a bit neglected over the last few years, so we shifted it to OJS, worked through the backlog of review papers, tidied up the scope, reappointed an editorial board, and now I’m pleased to announce a new issue.

This is a special issue focusing on OER, with guest editors Ester Ehiyazaryan and Alannah Fitzgerald. It’s a very good issue, even if I say so myself. It features an opening article from me (what more do you want?) on creaitivity and openness in education, and then moves into ‘proper’ research work with papers looking at OER in Africa, motivations for reuse, and obstacles in finding OERS. I’m sure there’ll be something there of interest to readers of this blog.

And now that JIME is up and running again, we are seeking new submissions. We’re operating a fairly traditional model, so academic papers, peer-reviewed – take a look at Focus and Scope for the type of thing we’re after. We will be doing some more experimental special issues, eg multi-media, later also. I hope to see you there.


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