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The eLearning Literacy for Suddenly Online: Considerations of Theory, Research, and Practice (Rapid Response eLearning Journal)

Event: Rapid Response eLearning Journal
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Event Date: 2020-06-30 Abstract Due: 2020-05-30

Call for Submissions: Rapid* Response Journal for COVID-19 eLearning Literacy

The Journal of Literacy and Technology** Fall 2020 Guest Issue

The eLearning Literacy for Suddenly Online: Considerations of Theory, Research, and Practice




Abstract submitters will be notified as soon as possible as to the fit of their submission

*Because of the accelerated submission and review process, projects/research completed or being finalized is most suitable



Authors to contribute scholarship to eLearning literacy for those involved in suddenly online contexts. This would include but is not limited to the 2020 pandemic. However, other situations where learning is migrated suddenly to an online modality include:

- Moving from face to face to online-based institutions

- Unforeseen separation of physical or temporal proximity

- Fiscal exigencies

Because of an accelerated submission and review process, projects completed or being finalized in terms of their development are most suitable. Content should be appropriate for peer reviewed scholarly journal publication and empirically grounded in consideration of previous research, current research, or extensive experience from a seasoned practitioner. This special edition is targeting early September 2020 as a publication date with abstracts for consideration due May 30, 2020.


Currently, the “suddenly online” moniker is pervasive without a single scholarly article to its credit. This proposal seeks to claim this conceptual ground. The objective of this special journal edition is to curate eLearning literacy research, theory, and practices as they are being recast in the immediate proximity of the COVID -19 pandemic. One of the advantages of established online journals such as the JLT is its ability to nimbly capture immediately useable theoretical insights, research observations, and best practices that can be evaluated against short term needs and long term scholarship. It is for these reasons that this timely special edition journal will contextualize eLearning literacy to suddenly online constituencies.

Submissions should affiliate with one of the life-long learning best practice topics listed below. Novel areas, not listed, will also be considered and should be clearly articulated with links to “suddenly online” contexts.

1. Assessment, Standards, and Measurement       

2. Communication Proficiency        

3. Instructional Design       

4. Learning              

5. Organizational Expertise              

6. Pedagogy           

7. Professional Development         

8. Technology Proficiency

9. Theory 

10. Transparency     



Submit clear identification of which of the areas are being addressed. Submissions should include: 


*-Abstract of no more than 400 words

*-Rationale of why submission contributes to the development of eLearning literacy of those suddenly online.

*-Abstract (with name included) submitted as an email attachment to jd.wallace@acu.edu


Again, abstract submissions should be done no later than May 30 with manuscripts due June 30th. Initial Decisions regarding status will be rendered by July 31rst with revisions finalized by August 31rst. Acceptance of the abstract is not a guarantee of acceptance of the article. All draft articles will go through peer-review before final selection.

Abstracts should give a clear sense of the:

- Intent and description of the article

- Scope of any research used with appropriate identification

- Theoretical or foundational support for content

In addition to the abstract, please submit an author bio identifying relevant experiences, publications, research interests, and expertise; highest degree earned and granting institution; and reasons why the article contributes to suddenly online learning literacy.

Completed manuscripts are appreciated as quickly as possible, but no later than June 30th.

Abstracts will be reviewed for fit and placement. Acceptance of the abstract is not a guarantee of acceptance of the final manuscript.  Submitters will be notified as soon as possible as to the fit of their proposal. If your proposal is accepted, prompt submission of the manuscript is expected in order to accommodate the September publication.

Please note the following key dates:

* May 30th

* June 30th - Deadline for manuscript submission

* July 31rst - Initial peer-reviewed decision

* August 31rst - Last revisions final decision

* September - Publication of Special Issue


Initial manuscript decisions will be made by the end of July with final decisions on revisions expected on August 31st.


Questions and submissions should be directed to J D Wallace at

J. D. Wallace - jd.wallace@acu.edu


LinkedIn Description:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/elearning-literacy-suddenly-online-j-d-wallace/

Journal CFP: http://www.literacyandtechnology.org/cfp-guest-issue-fall-2020.html


**“The Journal of Literacy and Technology: An International Online Academic Journal” is an online peer-reviewed international academic journal exploring the complex relationship between literacy and technology in educational, workplace, public, and individual spheres."




J D Wallace