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The scope of IJIOE includes all of online higher education, but has a loose focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and healthcare. Articles are managed by “stream editors,” experts in specific streams of interests within this scope, including disciplines within the above content areas. From time to time, streams will be started that are thought to influence the major streams.

ISSN Print: 2377-9519
ISSN Online: 2377-9527

Call for Papers: Special Issue in Online Engineering Education

Special Issue: Innovations in Online Engineering Education

Guest Editor:

John M. Long, Deakin University Australia

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019

With the rise of the internet, education has been eager to adopt it's associated technologies to advance pedagogical techniques and learning to an ever-increasing pool of students. Teaching and learning are no longer confined to bricks-and-mortar institutions like schools, workplaces, and libraries. Online learning is increasingly seen as a mainstream and cost-effective way to being education to people who otherwise might have difficulty accessing education through traditional, 20th-century means. Students who find significant benefit in online education include those who live in remote parts of the world, where travel to the nearest education institution is difficult or expensive, full-time workers who do not have easy access to after-hours classes, or who travel frequently and thus are not in one place long enough to attend a full education program, military personnel on deployment to remote bases or at sea, the disabled or house-bound, and even those who are incarcerated.

In the past 20 years, distance education has given-way to online education, and has experienced explosive growth in many fields, such as business and economics, liberal arts, and some sciences. In the field of engineering education, there has some growth in online education, but not as much as that seen in other disciplines.

The International Journal of Innovation in Online Education is pleased to call for papers for a special issue showcasing new ideas and techniques for teaching engineering online. Submissions are sought from all areas where engineering is taught, such as college-level at associate, undergraduate, and masters programs; and also industry-specific training programs, such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, or manufacturing.

Potential topics include:

  • Descriptions of new online programs in engineering and their performance.
  • Use of new online technologies for teaching engineering, such as virtual or augmented reality.
  • Pedagogies for online engineering education.
  • Accreditation and quality assurance of online programs.
  • Practical and laboratory education techniques for online students, such as residential classes, at-home kits or experiments, and remote laboratories.
  • Innovative infrastructure for online engineering programs (libraries, learning-management systems, web-based classes, assessment, etc.)
  • Satellite campuses.
  • Online courses for industrial training, including difficult areas to teach such as working in hazardous environments.
  • Student experiences and perceptions of online engineering programs.
  • Collaborative learning and teamwork among online students.
  • Emerging educational technologies.


Author's instructions for the International Journal of Innovations in Online Education can be found at: https://submission.begellhouse.com/journals/42d578d554327415/Instruction.pdf

Enquiries can be directed to Dr. John Long, Deakin University john.long

About the guest editor:

Dr. John Long has undergraduate qualifications in physics and philosophy, and a PhD in physics from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. For over 20 years, he has taught physics and engineering first by distance-education and then online at Deakin University in Geelong. Over 2000 of his students studied off-campus from various places around Australia, south-east Asia and around the world. He has tried nearly every technique used to deliver education online, including postal delivery of paper-based materials and CD's, streaming video, online learning-management systems, web-conferencing systems, experimental kits, and remote labs. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed papers on his experiences teaching to online and off-campus students

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