Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Where to publish?

Of course there is no point in writing publications if you don't get them published.
Some good folk on the e-learning and virtual teams blog have done a systematic review
Their listing is as follows
IF graph
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade. Here is a complete list of the most highly-cited and relevant academic journals for e-learning research, including the top Open Access journals ()
  1.      Computers in Human Behavior
  2.      Computers & Education
  3.      Internet and Higher Education
  4.      Information & Management
  5.      Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
  6.      British Journal of Educational Technology
  7. Educational Technology & Society
  8.      Distance Education
  9. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
  10.      Journal of Educational Computing Research
  11. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

The Impact Factor of a journal reflects the average number of citations an article in that journal receives. This data was collected using the Journal Citation Reports from Thompson Reuters.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Write on message

I was delighted to find this video on you tube provides some compelling real world backing for the approaches I am advocating in Room to Write 

Room to write

As you can see writing is becoming a bit of a theme for me at the moment. 

We are putting our feet in the water tentatively with a regular writing date which fortnight my will coincide with #SUWT (shut up and write Tuesday, for the initiated). 

Open to all comers the only condition is that you want to write or do some writing related task. 

The idea is that by determining a day long slot writing for discussion and feedback participants can find a time that suits them to join the group.

The processes incorporated in the meetings are being drawn from a repertoire of proven approaches based on existing research and observations  drawn from academic and commercial contexts. 

Some of the approaches may well challenge existing assumptions about how to go about writing.  In many ways that is what makes this initiative interesting. 

Our objectives are as follows
Discover joy and sociability in writing
Increase personal writing  productivity
Overcome block and barriers
Have fun