Published: Innoqual n. 3 „Quality in MOOCs“ (open access)

Thanks to wonderful Ann-Cristin Thannhäuser, to my co-editor Gráinne Conole, the reviewers, the contributor and organisers of the commentathon and last, but not least: the authors! – the issue 3 of Innoqual on „Quality in Massiv Open Online Courses“ (and some contributions to the general innoqual topic)  is now online and available (open access!). Enjoy it!

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CC BY NC SA Innoqual/ EFQUEL 2014 – http://innoqual.efquel.org/current-issue/

 

Some days left: Commentathon is running! – Feedback for open review is welcome!

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Innoqual is an open access journal with a open review philosophy. To broaden the feedback, to involce existing communities, and to lower the treshold for feedback, the innoqual editors developed „commentathons“. Commenting at open available contributions some weeks ago, and besides the official commentathon partners everyone is invited to give feedback for the authors. It is no need to serve with a complete review, but kind and constructive remarks and comments are very welcome!

  • Be nice! Authors have invested work in their submissions and shown the courage to expose their manuscripts to everyone finding his/her way to the INNOQUAL Journal website.
  • Be open! Although our selected tool for open review (Google Docs) allows for anonymous comments, please add your name in the comment fields.
  • Send “I messages”! Opinions can be very diverse. It is easier to find appreciation for your’s by formulating your comments in a form as “I think that…”, “It might be better, if…” rather than making statement as “The author needs to…“
  • Be positive! Even if the objective of the open review is to involve an interested audience in improving the article and hence stimulate ideas for improvements, do not forget to also comment positively on sections you find inspiring, well-written. You are encouraged to state if the paper is scientifically sound or conclusions well deduced from content/data presented before.

BTW, the official commentathon partners of this issue are – thanks a lot and all the best for your and our commentathon!

  • Graz University of Technology, Univ.-Doz. Dr. Martin Ebner, Seminar, LV “Technology Enhanced Learning” University of Education Heidelberg,
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Spannagel, research group „Playgroup“- he organise the group online, if you like to follow or support it, look at his pad
  • Saxon MOOCs United, working group lead by Anja Lorenz (Chemnitz University of Technology) and Andrea Lissner (Dresden University of Technology)

Invitation: Commentathons started – a new way to give feedback for contributions and open review

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Innoqual is an open access journal with a open review philosophy. To broaden the feedback, to involce existing communities, and to lower the treshold for feedback, the innoqual editors developed „commentathons“.  Commenting at open available contributions started already, and besides the official commentathon partners everyone is invited to give feedback for the authors. It is no need to serve with a complete review, but kind and constructive remarks and comments are very welcome!

  • Be nice! Authors have invested work in their submissions and shown the courage to expose their manuscripts to everyone finding his/her way to the INNOQUAL Journal website.
  • Be open! Although our selected tool for open review (Google Docs) allows for anonymous comments, please add your name in the comment fields.
  • Send “I messages”! Opinions can be very diverse. It is easier to find appreciation for your’s by formulating your comments in a form as “I think that…”, “It might be better, if…” rather than making statement as “The author needs to…“
  • Be positive! Even if the objective of the open review is to involve an interested audience in improving the article and hence stimulate ideas for improvements, do not forget to also comment positively on sections you find inspiring, well-written. You are encouraged to state if the paper is scientifically sound or conclusions well deduced from content/data presented before.

BTW, the official commentathon partners of this issue are – thanks a lot and all the best for your and our commentathon!

  • Graz University of Technology, Univ.-Doz. Dr. Martin Ebner, Seminar, LV “Technology Enhanced Learning” University of Education Heidelberg,
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Spannagel, research group „Playgroup“- he organise the group online, if you like to follow or support it, look at his pad
  • Saxon MOOCs United, working group lead by Anja Lorenz (Chemnitz University of Technology) and Andrea Lissner (Dresden University of Technology)

Proudly present: Commentathon Partners for Innoqual

Again: Together with Grainne Conole, I already asked for contributions for the next issue of INNOQUAL. Now we decided to rearrange some dates to find a more fitting time frame for the „commentathon“. New deadline is: 31th March 2014 (!)

This time, I ask again for contributions. And: I also ask for your notes of interest, if you like to be a reviewer in this issue ! Just send me a short note!

Besides a tradtional peer reviewing, Innoqual also invented a „COMMENTATHON“. Everybody is invited to comment the submitted papers in an open reviewing process. And to foster and enhance the commenting, we looked for official commentathon partners. And here they are:

  • EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2014
  • Graz University of Technology, Univ.-Doz. Dr. Martin Ebner, Seminar, LV „Technology Enhanced Learning“ SS 2014
  • University of Education Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Christian Spannagel, research group „Playgroup“, http://playgrouphd.de/gilde/
  • Saxon MOOCs United, working group lead by Anja Lorenz (Chemnitz University of Technology), Andrea Lissner (Dresden University of Technology)

More about the call

The International Journal for Innovation and Quality and in Learning (INNOQUAL) is an open access, open peer-reviewed journal which provides an international perspective on the theory and practice of innovation and quality in the field of learning at all educational levels and in all training contexts. It focuses on the relation between innovation and quality in education and seeks contributions which discuss how technology can contribute to innovate and enhance the quality of learning.

INNOQUAL aims to

  • give insight into the scientific discourse
  • prompt important practical recommendations for learners and practitioners
  • promote new approaches in the field of innovation and quality development for learning;
  • an create an innovation forum for future oriented quality development of learning

The journal encourages two kinds of submissions

  1. First rate research articles by academics
  2. Case studies and reflective articles by practitioners

INNOQUAL is a critical view on technology, development, implementation, strategy, management and policy in the field of innovation and quality of learning.

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Call for Papers! Quality of MOOCs and other Papers on Innovation and Quality (INNOQUAL 1/2014)

Together with Grainne Conole, I ask for contributions for the next issue of INNOQUAL (deadline 2013/02/15)

The International Journal for Innovation and Quality and in Learning (INNOQUAL) is an open access, open peer-reviewed journal which provides an international perspective on the theory and practice of innovation and quality in the field of learning at all educational levels and in all training contexts. It focuses on the relation between innovation and quality in education and seeks contributions which discuss how technology can contribute to innovate and enhance the quality of learning.

INNOQUAL aims to

  • give insight into the scientific discourse
  • prompt important practical recommendations for learners and practitioners
  • promote new approaches in the field of innovation and quality development for learning;
  • an create an innovation forum for future oriented quality development of learning

The journal encourages two kinds of submissions

  1. First rate research articles by academics
  2. Case studies and reflective articles by practitioners

INNOQUAL is a critical view on technology, development, implementation, strategy, management and policy in the field of innovation and quality of learning.

Please feel free to comment and evaluate the first contributions of the issues (see here). To enhance motivation and collaboration the INNOQUAL team develops a special event 🙂 – more information about this at the beginning of 2014!

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New journal INNOQUAL invites to open review

The new open access journal INNOQUAL invites researchers to participate at the open reviewing of five submissions. More here:

Dear researcher with interest in innovation and quality in the field of learning and e-learning practitioners,

The European Foundation for Quality in E Learning (EFQUEL) will is preparing the launch of the “International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning” (INNOQUAL) which will provide an international perspective on the theory and practice of innovation and quality in the field of learning at all educational levels and in all training contexts.

One core mission is to create more open dialogue on research in the area. I am pleased to invite you to join the open discussion on five selected papers, which are candidates for the inclusion into the INNOQUAL inaugural journal to be published in April 2013. No registration, no downloads, no long review forms are needed. You can simply comment on the papers directly via google docs following our easy ground rules

All five papers are presented at the INNOQUAL website:

  • “Knowledge Exchange Across Borders – Internationalization of Open Education using Trusted Educational Networks”
  • “Transtitution – Transforming higher educational institutions through modernization of middle management”
  • ·“E-Learning quality assurance as a tool for open innovation in educational institutions: an Estonian case”
  • “A view on Personal Learning Environments through approaches to learning”
  • “Evaluating teaching and management innovations in an online university: the case of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya”

Get inspired, support authors who are willing to make review procedures more open, find peers who are also interested in discussing research in this area openly

Please note that INNOQUAL combines these open discussions with a double-blind review. Your comments will be taken in consideration by dedicated paper reviewers. You can learn more about INNOQUAL and our Hybrid Review Model online.

Feel welcome to let INNOQUAL know what you think and/or spread the word, e.g. via twitter using the Journal hashtag #INNOQUAL

[Easy groundrules: http://innoqual.efquel.org/discussion-paper/how-to-join-in/

INNOQUAL Website Discussion papers: http://innoqual.efquel.org/discussion-paper/   ]