Call for papers: Special Issue of The Information Society on “Connecting Fields: Information, Learning Sciences and Education”

A Call for Papers for a special issue of The Information Society on “Connecting Fields: Information, Learning Sciences and Education” has been posted. The deadline for extended abstracts (300-400 words) is December 15th; selected abstracts must have full papers submitted by May 1st, 2014. The call is looking for papers that

…consider the connections between information and education, or the information sciences and learning sciences. We need to build bridges between fields, institutions, communities and practices. This blending and merging represents an analytical opportunity to decipher trends, institutionalized assumptions and norms, and conspicuous omissions.

We are soliciting abstracts that exemplify this bi-directional perspective, and bring together scholars from multiple fields interested in aspects of information, learning, and education. We welcome both empirical or conceptual works that: (1) critically integrate a lens from information science if the research is grounded in the learning sciences or education, or (2) rigorously incorporate a learning or educational lens if grounded in information science or related fields.

Read the full call for papers for more details, including a list of potential topics and perspectives. All submissions, questions, and correspondence should be sent to June Ahn, special issue co-editor, at juneahn@umd.edu; include “TIS Special Issue” in the subject title of your email.

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