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/International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC)/
(DOI: 10.4018/IJDLDC, ISSN: 1947-3494, EISSN: 1947-3508)

Special Issue on
*"School revolution ? Let’s start from teachers’ digital literacy and 
competences !"*

/Guest Editors/:
• Antonio Cartelli, University of Cassino
• Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata
• Antonella Nuzzaci, University of L'Aquila

*** *Deadline: October 30, 2015* ***


After the huge investments of the last decade on the development of 
learning technologies that didn’t succeed in being massively transferred 
within schools and other educational settings, decision makers and 
scholars started to realize that the bottleneck is largely determined by 
people and cultural settings: for example the teachers’ level of 
acceptance of the technologies as aids for the realization of higher 
quality educational processes. A level of acceptance that, surprisingly, 
is much lower than the corresponding one concerning technologies used 
daily to satisfy individuals’needs.

This special issue, therefore, intends to investigate in more detail the 
nature of the barriers that still prevent the acquisition of adequate 
digital literacy and competences by teachers. A precondition, this 
latter, needed to exploit at best the potentialities of the technologies 
that should be adopted, not because of the last wave, but rather to 
sharpen with educational and technical awareness the quality of the 
learning processes.

We welcome contributions offering original perspectives or describing 
case studies useful to answer at least one of the following questions:

• Under which pedagogical perspective should teachers’ acquire digital 
literacy and competences and use them daily into the schools, by going 
beyond the “do it yourself” attitude and embracing a systemic vision ?

• How teachers’ digital literacy needs to cross over and through other 
literacies and
account for cultural issues, social contexts and peculiarities of the 
knowledge domain under consideration ?

• Due to its continuous lagging behind the technology evolution, there 
is no established and shared definition of digital literacy. Are, 
therefore, the frameworks of reference developed to describe teachers’ 
digital competences (e.g. UNESCO 2011) still useful or need to be 
redefined ? How far can be used in a world where the formal learning is 
mixing more and more with informal and not formal ones ?

• How one can take advantage of the digital skills and competences that 
teachers usually acquire during their daily life  - for example by using 
smart phones and social services - and transfer them into schools 
settings, practices and processes ?

• How decision makers will effectively take care of the training needs 
of educators and support the acquisition of adequate technological, 
methodological and managerial skills ?

• How teacher’s individual digital literacy and competences interplay 
with the e-maturity level of the bodies in which s/he operates (schools 
and learning eco-systems at large) and, more in general, may influence 
their transformation ?

/Submission procedure and Authors' guidelines/
Only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered.


All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the
Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review.
Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on
the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be
forwarded electronically.

All manuscript submissions to IJDLDC should be sent through the online
submission system:

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• cartan [at]
• giovannella [at]
• antonella.nuzzaci [at]

marking the subject as:
"IJDLDC, special issue on: 'School revolution ? Let’s start from 
teachers’ digital literacy and competences !' "

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