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Thematic Series on Towards Enhancing Learning Using Open Educational Resources

Special issue in Smart Learning Environments Journal: Towards enhancing learning using open educational resources

Submission deadline: December 31, 2019

Since OER were adopted at the 2012 World OER Congress (Paris declaration), there has been increasing interest worldwide in open education initiatives. Many institutions have started providing open courses for students in countries and institutions worldwide. Learners can access OER from anywhere at anytime. New automatic learning assessment applications are being implemented using Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide smart examinations and learning. Adaptive learning for students is still in its infancy. This special issue will focus on pedagogy, tools, policies and strategies to enhance learning using OER. The topics for this issue are varied and include but are not limited to:

  • Learning pedagogy and assessment in OER;
  • Application of AI in OER;
  • Adaptive learning using OER;
  • Open Licensing;
  • State of the art of OER;
  • Guidelines and frameworks for adoption of OER;
  • Authoring tools for open education;
  • OER and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs);
  • Inclusive OER for students with special needs; and
  • Case studies of using open education in schools/universities


Guest editors:

Dr. Huang Ronghuai, Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Dr. Ahmed Tlili, Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Dr. Mohamed Jemni, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Tunis, Tunisia

Dr. Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada

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