Dear Colleagues,

Following publication of the Special TEF edition of Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, we announce the call for papers for a special technology enhanced learning focused edition of the journal.
Compass is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes articles, case studies, opinion pieces, reflective pieces, video pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment, and wider student experience within higher education. This special edition connects these central topics to technology enhanced learning and how it informs our practice. This special issue invites papers from a wide range of areas that focus on practice, including, but not limited to innovative teaching and assessment, learning design, open educational practice, changing role of the teacher, student success and retention, employability, analytics, neuroscience, and student engagement.

It is our aim that Compass will inspire, educate, amuse, and generally engage its readership.

For this special TEL edition, we are inviting submissions in these forms of writing or video production:

·         Opinion Pieces - short and thought provoking, stating a position and drawing on facts and evidence to support it (a maximum of 750 words)

·         Case Studies - typically describing: the organisational and historical context, technical specifications of the project, discussion of pedagogy, implementation, evaluation and limitations (a maximum of 3000 words)

·         Technology Reviews - a critique or review of a technology application, outlining its application for learning and teaching and its strengths and weaknesses (a maximum of 1000 words, with around 3 references)

·         Research Articles - longer papers, providing a clear rationale for the study within the body of published research or policy, an overview of the research methodology adopted, a presentation of findings, and a discussion of those findings in relation to existing knowledge (a maximum of 6000 words)

·         Conference Reflection Pieces – a short and thought provoking piece responding to issues raised at a conference or workshop (a maximum of 1500 words). A conference reflection piece is a highly focused reflective text rather than a conference report. Authors who presented at APT 2017 are strongly encouraged to write up their presentation/workshop ideas.

Dates and links to note:

Closing date for submissions: 31st October 2017

Expected publication date: Spring /Summer 2018

See the website for more details:

Detailed author submission guidance can be found at:

And we invite you to submit your articles through the following link:

To submit, you will need to create an account; full details of how to do this are given on the submissions page. If you have any questions about your submission or experience difficulties submitting, please email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> in the first instance.

Your submission should not have been published or be under review with another journal. Submissions will be peer reviewed anonymously by at least two referees. The managing editor has discretion of seeking additional peer reviews where necessary. Authors will receive feedback and comments following this process and may be asked to amend their work accordingly. The editors reserve the right to make further minor editorial changes. Final proofs will be sent to authors for approval prior to publication, if there is sufficient time to do so, and must be returned by the stipulated deadline. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted at that stage.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Best wishes,


Dr Danielle Tran BA, MA, SFHEA, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Learning, Teaching & Professional Development
Educational Development Unit
University of Greenwich
QM162 Maritime Greenwich Campus
London SE10 9LS
Telephone: 02083319640

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