A. Mendez-Vilas (Ed.)
This book is committed to giving an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promoting discussion about scientific, technological or educational advances related to the ways emerging technologies are transforming formal and non-formal education. It is composed of full papers written by active researchers, developers, and/or practitioners in any of the related fields, using their own research materials, but presented in a generalist way (aimed at a non-specialist audience). It is the main goal of this approach to take full pedagogical advantage of many research materials that researchers and professionals manage around the world.
Educationally-oriented research papers and mini-review papers are especially welcome, although more "regular" research papers might also be suitable if the addressed topic is clearly exposed for non-specialists and the author(s) has previous expertise/publications in regular scholarly publications and/or professional experience. Mini-reviews can be thematic in nature, or focused on the activity of a specific research group. In the latter case, the work should provide an integrated view of the research carried out by that group across the years. The driving force(s) behind the evolution of a concrete research group (seen as the reinforcement of some research approaches, refusal of others) can be of interest for both experts and newcomers, being this information less accessible from the fragmented publications in traditional journals.