Special issue on Institutional Transitions to Remote and Blended Learning


The next special issue of the Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (JPAAP) will be published in June 2021. The focus of this issue is ‘Institutional Transitions to Remote and Blended Learning’ and the guest editors for this special issue are Dr Vicki Dale, Dr Nathalie Sheridan and Professor Jo-Anne Murray, University of Glasgow, and Dr Josephine Adekola, Glasgow Caledonian University. 

In the recent transition to blended and remote learning, ‘early adopters’ have played a critically important role in the pivot to online learning, demonstrating digital leadership and helping to inspire and support the ‘reluctant’ majority. This issue will address a particular area by focusing on the importance of early adopters in instigating and supporting institutional change, and the need for institutions to resource, recognise and reward early adopters. We welcome a range of proposals in accordance with the Journal guidelines, focusing on institutional transitions to remote and blended learning.

Proposals can be for original research, reflective analyses, case studies, 'on the horizon' pieces, opinion pieces and book reviews. Full guidance on article formats is available from https://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/about/submissions Proposals should be up to 300 words and include 5 keywords. Please also provide a short bio (of 50 words) for each author. We particularly welcome proposals for ‘on the horizon’ pieces or book reviews.

Proposals should be submitted to Monica Matthews (m.matthews@dundee.ac.uk ) by 18 December 2020 using this proposal form. Authors will be contacted by the end of January 2021. Full papers must be submitted by 31 March 2021. Informal queries can be sent to Janis Davidson (janis.davidson@glasgow.ac.uk ) or Lorraine Anderson (l.l.anderson@dundee.ac.uk).

To download the proposal template please click on the 'Word Tempate' button at the following page: