IEEE Education Society

Deadline is December 31, 2004

IEEE Transactions on Education

Special Issue: Mobile Technology for Education

Contributions are invited for a special issue on “Mobile Technology for Education” of the IEEE Transactions on Education. This special issue is motivated by the emergence and development of mobile technology for teaching, learning, and education. Mobile technology has brought tremendous potential and opportunities for educators to enable and deliver learning in ways that could not have been accomplished before. With its unique features and functions such as mobility, reachability, localization, and personalization, mobile technology shows considerable promise in supporting and delivering education as compared to the traditional means. Mobile technology that can be or has been used to support education include, but are not limited to, WAP, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and SMS. Any time, anywhere, situated learning is now possible, and one can even conduct education-related activities while on the move. Terms such as mobile education and mobile learning have been coined to highlight the new phenomenon.

The special issue will focus on mobile technology as it is currently covered within the disciplines of electrical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering technology, computer engineering technology, and allied disciplines (such as Computer Science and Information Technology). Authors wishing to contribute to this special issue should refer to the Transactions’ web site at for information relative to the scope of Transactions and manuscript preparation.

Note that submitted manuscripts must contain a balance of technical content and pedagogical content to be considered for this special issue, and should address the following five components:

  1. curriculum content in an appropriate discipline (electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, information technology, electrical technology, or a related discipline) or on K-12 education or industrial education,
  2. a description of the course or course sequence in which the content is presented,
  3. a description of the pedagogical issue(s) being addressed,
  4. information that will assist educators in the discipline in improving instruction in the discipline, and
  5. assessment data that provides information relative to the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum content in satisfying the pedagogical issues being addressed. [Note that assessment data is considered a key part of the manuscript and must be included.]

Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically to the Transactions’ web site at by 31 December 2004.

The timeline for this special issue is as follows.

  • Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 December 2004
  • Notification of Review Evaluation: 31 March 2005
  • Author Revision Due by: 31 May 2005
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 September 2005
  • Accepted Manuscripts Due for Editorial Review: 31 October 2005
  • Manuscript Packet Information Sent to Author: 31 November 2005
  • Manuscript Packet Due from Author to Editor: 31 January 2006
  • Tentative Publication Date: May 2006
document date: August 5, 2004