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Aims and scope

The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, international journal which covers the whole range of uses of information and communication technology to support learning and knowledge exchange. It aims to provide a medium for communication between researchers and the practitioners and to foster collaborative research. It is a rich source of material for research students in areas such as collaborative learning, knowledge engineering, open, distance and networked learning, developmental psychology and evaluation. The research themes are treated in a way which will maximise their influence on developments and practice in education, vocational training and professional development. Each volume includes one, sometimes, two Special Issues and these provide readers with an in-depth perspective on a specific topic.

First published in 1985, JCAL continues to have the aim of making the outcomes of contemporary research and experience accessible. During this period there have been major technological advances offering new opportunities and approaches in the use of a wide range of technologies to support learning and knowledge transfer more generally. There is currently much emphasis on the use of network functionality and the challenges its appropriate uses pose to teachers/tutors working with students locally and at a distance.

The Journal contains a number of kinds of contribution and there is much material on the Web:

see abstracts: 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994; on the web are also the recent editorials

The JCAL Web pages have an Index.

From time to time, Special Issues focus on major themes of current interest and activity. In recent years these have included:

JCAL's editor is Prof. Bob Lewis.

Subscription correspondence should be addressed to:

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Blackwell Science Ltd
Osney Mead

Tel: +44 (0)1865 206206
Fax: +44 (0)1865 721205

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