SPECIAL ISSUE: “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics”

Call for Papers

Themes in Science and Technology Education will devote a special issue to educational robotics. The special issue aspires to contribute to the further development and advancement of the dialogue among the research community of educational robotics at European and international level. This special issue is based on papers selected from those presented in the 3rd International Workshop “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics”held in Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy, April 20, 2012. The workshop followed the constructivist spirit of the TERECoP project ( and continued the tradition of two previous successful workshops organized in Venice (2008) and in Darmstadt (2010).

In addition to papers coming from the workshop, submissions from other authors are also welcome.

The topics of the special issue include but are not limited to:

  • Reporting efforts to integrate robotics in school curriculum at all levels of education
  • Aims, objectives and content of a curriculum in educational robotics
  • Integration of robotics as a new discipline in school curriculum
  • Integration of robotics in school science/informatics/technology curricula
  • Integration of robotics in other subjects and school curricula
  • Evaluation criteria and tools for measuring the impact of robotics on students’ learning
  • Constructivism / Constructionism and robotics
  • Teacher training in educational robotics
  • European and International trends in educational robotics
  • Laboratory Experiments for teaching robotics at all education levels
  • Hardware and software of new educational Robotic kits
  • Methodologies for teaching robotics
  • Robotics competitions/contests and their educational impact
  • Robotics through Edutainment / Museums / Personal robots and their educational value
  • Roboethics
  • Connections between real robotics and science fiction robotics
  • Web-based Robotics, Simulation, remote educational robotics
  • Humanoid Robots and Human-Robot Interaction



Dimitris Alimisis, Department of Education, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Patras,

Michele Moro, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy,



Submission deadline: November 30, 2012

Author's Notification: December 30, 2012

Final Camera-Ready Submission: January 30, 2013


The issue is expected to appear in February 2013



All papers should be submitted online.


Manuscripts for this special issue should follow authors’ guidelines.




SPECIAL ISSUE: “Investigating the Educational Web 2.0”

Call for Papers

Themes in Science and Technology Education will devote a special issue to research perspectives and innovative approaches about the Educational Web 2.0.

In recent years, Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis, social networking, podcasting, media sharing etc., have received intense and growing educational and research interest. The aim of this special issue is to provide a set of high-quality scientific papers that present original empirical research, pedagogical innovations validated by research, research reviews, theoretical perspectives or practical applications. Authors are invited to submit original papers on research results or novel applications of Web 2.0 in teaching and learning. The orientation of the papers is towards studies that take into account recent theoretical advances, empirical findings and technological developments. It is envisioned that high quality research-based products and procedures are required for advancing the application of emerging Web 2.0 technologies in education.

Themes within the scope of this special issue include but are not limited to:

  • Web 2.0 technologies in primary and secondary education
  • Web 2.0 technologies in higher and tertiary education
  • Web 2.0 and lifelong Learning
  • Pedagogy 2.0 and Web 2.0 based learning
  • Educational Web 2.0 and teachers’ preparation
  • Social Networks for learning and knowledge sharing
  • Web 2.0 and Learning Design
  • Web-based collaborative learning
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • E-Content - Development and Delivery
  • Online course design and development
  • Design and development of web-based learning environments
  • Web 2.0-based learning and assessment
  • Ubiquitous and mobile learning
  • Socio-cultural issues and Web 2.0 learning



Expression of interest: September 15, 2012

Submission deadline: October 15, 2012

Author's Notification: November 15, 2012

Final Camera-Ready Submission: December 15, 2012



All papers should be submitted online.

Manuscripts for this special issue should follow authors’ guidelines. See


For any information regarding this special issue, please contact

Dr Athanassios Jimoyiannis



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Themes in e-Learning publishes research, evaluation and development studies addressing new issues, ideas and challenges faced in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of e-learning programs and interventions. The journal aims to promote research and scholarship on the integration of e-learning, ICTs and digital media in K-12 education, higher education, professional development, open learning and life-long learning.

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