Call for publication at International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications

Call for publication at International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications

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International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications

Special Issue On: Transforming Learning with Smart Technology

Guest Editors

Mansureh Kebritchi, Ph.D. (University of Phoenix)

Susan Ferebee, Ph.D. (University of Phoenix)


The theme for this special issue of International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications is the influence, implication, and challenges of smart technology and applications in education. Typical e-learning is thought of as occurring on a computer, at a desk, in a web-based environment, but today’s smart applications, e-texts, and smart virtual learning environments offer much broader possibilities to students, instructors, and administrators. Smart learning spaces can be context aware, offer ubiquitous interaction and resources, allowing the learner to participate anywhere and anytime using supporting tools delivered in the correct format, at the correct time and place. Smart learning spaces can provide the means for adaptive education, helping ensure that meaningful learning occurs for each student. Smart learning environments support social, individual, and collaborative learning, provide continuous learning experiences, and provide personalized learning based on the learner’s abilities and needs.

Expanding smart technology in education can allow teachers to focus on creative ways to help students elaborate their learning, allowing smart apps, e-texts, and smart virtual learning environments to provide more of the core instruction. This special issue would provide a platform for sharing smart learning applications, smart learning environments, smart e-texts and how they are currently used, challenges in implementing smart learning, and future advantages of smart technology used to personalize learning for students at all levels.


Themes and Suggested topics

Recommended themes and topics include, but are not limited to:


Educators’ perceptions about the use of smart digital texts and e-texts in the classroom using secondary data (educator/teacher/library blogs.)

How do Google Apps for Education (G Suite for Education) support collaborative work in K-12 (Use blogs/videos for secondary data)?

Perceived obstacles to integrating smartboards in K-12: the teacher perspective


How are Smartphone being used in online post-secondary education?

Public Libraries

Smart Technology Use in Public Libraries 

Special needs learners

Smartboard use in K-12 special education: Engaging special needs children


How smart technology enriches homeschooling for students and parent/teachers (blogs and videos for secondary data)

Specific subjects (e.g., math, science, language arts)             

How does implementing Smart Labs in science classes improve student learning outcomes?        Transforming Physical Education classes with Fitbits

Student communication

How are Google Apps for Education (G Suite for Education) being used in post-secondary online classes for group projects?  

Improving student retention           

The relationship between smart technology use in the classroom and student drop-out rates in high school

Improving learning outcomes


Important dates and procedure

As far as the submission process is concerned, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit by August 31, 2017 a 1,000-2,000 word manuscript proposal clearly explaining their proposed manuscript:

●     Mission, concern, purpose, and problem;

●     Method (quantitative, qualitative, mixed method, or literature review), design, research site, sample, data collection and analysis;

●     Contributions and significance

There should be a clear, logical alignment among the above components sections.


Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent manuscript guidelines.

Full manuscripts are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2017.

All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Proposal submissions should be sent to:

Susan Ferebee, Ph.D. <>

Mansureh Kebritchi, Ph.D. <>


Full manuscript submission instructions will be provided with proposal acceptance. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you very much for your consideration. 


Best wishes,
Mansureh Kebritchi, Ph.D

Susan Ferebee, Ph.D.