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Special issue on
*"The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning"*

to be published at the
/*Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)*/
*a SCOPUS and Web of Science - Emerging Sources (Thomson Reuters) 
indexed Journal*
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)*

Guest Editors:

• /Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
• Demetrios G. Sampson, Curtin University, Australia/
Important dates:
• Deadline: *April 30, 2016 *
• Notification to the authors: June 20, 2016
• Camera ready paper: July 20, 2016
• Publication of the special issue: mid September, 2016

Open access to digital educational resources and tools (typically 
referred to as Open Educational Resources - OERs) and/or online courses 
(typically referred to as Massive Open Online Courses - MOOCs) has 
attracted significant attention worldwide from the different key 
stakeholders in Education and Training.  Despite the fact that the open 
access movement in Education has the potential to lead a disruptive 
Social Innovation in teaching and learning (including assessing of 
learning as well as accreditation of competences and qualifications), 
concerns are expressed that it could also lead to deepen the digital 
divide between regions, states and continents.
Ideally, unfolding the full potential of opening up education, 
anticipates not only the affordable availability and maintenance of 
efficient digital infrastructures, but mainly networks of people and 
professionals (representing the various existing key stakeholders in 
education, but also new ones emerged as a result of the transformations 
happening outside the formal educational settings) who are actively 
engaged in leading and supporting sustainable changes.
Digital technologies are the key enabler for the anticipated social 
innovations in education and learning through the open access movement. 
Furthermore, new challenges for governments, educational institutes, 
non-profit organizations, the private sector, the unions of 
professionals in education and training, as well as, individual 
professionals and citizens, are shaped and fostering the scientific 
dialogue of different perspectives can contribute to the advancement of 
the public discourse in these pressing issues.  This is the scope of 
this special issue on “the social innovation capacity of open education 
and learning”.

*Topics of Interests*
Considering all the above, this special issue welcome contributions 
describing working hypothesis and case studies focused at least one of 
the following topics:

• Strategies and policies for open access in education and training to 
contents, courses, curricula, competences, tools and physical spaces
• Strategies and policies for social capital generation to support open 
education and learning
• Sharing strategies and practices in education and learning
• Open learning eco-systems and tools that support social innovation in 
education and training
• Sustainable models of open education and training
• Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education 
and learning

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors' 
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A special issue on:
‘The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

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

• carlo [dot] giovannella [at] uniroma2 [dot] it
• demetrios [dot] sampson [at] curtin [dot] edu [dot] au

marking the subject as: "IxD&A special issue on 'The Social Innovation 
capacity of Open Education and Learning' "

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*Forthcoming issues:*

• Summer 2016

/will also fetures a focus section on:
/"Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, 
Circumstances, and Design"
Guest Editors: Alina Krischkowsky, Nervo Verdezoto, Manfred Tscheligi/, 
/Michael Muller

• Autumn 2016
'On Making'
Guest Editors: Joep Frens & Patrizia Marti
/with a focus section on:/
'Player and Learner eXperience'
Guest Editors: Monica Divitini, Gabriella Dodero, Rosella Gennari

• Winter 2016
'Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development'
Guest Editors: Alke Martens, Radu Vasiu, Annika Wolff

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