This is the RFP for the second issue of AePR. The form to use in order to submit your article proposal is at this link.
AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) Call for Proposals
The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) ePortfolio Review invites you to submit articles and reports covering the broad area of eportfolio use including: pedagogy (or learning theory, as you prefer), research (AePR is not a double blind peer-reviewed research journal but articles about research are welcome), technical (including articles about technology), and/or organizational issues. Published tri-annually (November, March and July), for eportfolio practitioners, administrators, and students, The AAEEBL ePortfolio Review is an online journal serving the needs of the global eportfolio community and seeks to promote portfolio learning as a major way to transform higher education.
Issue Theme - Reflection
Reflection is a core academic metacognitive function. ePortfolio practices invariably include reflective activities whether explicitly or not. Often, students work to integrate diverse learning experiences that have taken place over several semesters or years to create a capstone or culminating website. By engaging in that integrative effort, they must reflect – or find some idea or meaning in those learning experiences – in order to create the capstone. In the use of eportfolio, reflection allows the learner to further contemplate past events and tie them to current activities and acts to broaden the learning environment. For this issue, we are looking for articles on reflection that consider reflection in this broad developmental perspective.
But, reflection is not only important for learners; mentors (teachers) and administrators can also benefit from an intentional use of reflection: review and analysis of student written or spoken reflections extends their utility through multiple levels of an institution. Teachers can refine instruction and assignments based on student reflections. The institution can analyze reflections to better understand what students are learning and approaches to teaching that are most effective.
The AAEEBL Review offers potential authors the opportunity to submit papers that cover all aspects of eportfolio use. We encourage submissions and proposals from the doers, strategic thinkers, and innovators involved in eportfolio use at all levels of education. Topics include methods to improve instruction, cultural and/or social barriers, opportunities for implementation, research findings, financial issues, technical issues, assessment methodologies, funding initiatives, book or tool reviews, and accreditation issues.
We're particularly interested in the following:
- Longer articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) about practical research, administrative reports, or case studies with generalizable results – again, not as peer-reviewed research but as reports.
- Short articles (1,000 to 1,500 words) discussing a case study at an institution/course, offering advice and opinions to other eportfolio practitioners.
- How-to articles, tutorials on specific tools or approaches (500 to 1,500 words).
- Announcements (up to 300 words) of items regarding the use of eportfolios in the field.
- Submission of articles can be completed at this site.
2. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received by The AAEEBL ePortfolio Review’s editorial team using the following criteria:
· Quality of Topic: Is the topic of importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to ePortfolio practitioners?
· Proposed Theme/Topic Coverage: Does the proposal cover the topic/theme adequately?
· Engagement: Will the proposed topic effectively engage the journal’s targeted audiences?
· Overall Rating: Review team’s evaluation of the overall proposal.
3. Proposals will be selected to ensure that each issue offers a comprehensive, non-commercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the theme and key topics.
4. Applicants will be notified of proposal status by or before December 1, 2016. Note that you may be invited to present in formats other than the one you selected or those noted in the proposal submission form.
Submission Deadline November 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance 2-3 weeks from the submission date
Draft Article Due January 15, 2017
Publication March 15, 2017
To submit your proposal go to this page.