International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning – IJTEL

ISSN (Online): 1753-5263  –  ISSN (Print): 1753-5255

IJTEL fosters multidisciplinary discussion and research on technology enhanced learning (TEL) approaches at the individual, organisational, national and global levels. Its key objective is to be the leading scholarly scientific journal for all those interested in, researching and contributing to the technology enhanced learning episteme. For this reason, IJTEL delivers research articles, position papers, surveys and case studies aiming:

  •  To provide a holistic and multidisciplinary discussion on technology enhanced learning research issues
  • To promote the international collaboration and exchange of ideas and know how on technology enhanced learning
  • To investigate strategies on how technology enhanced learning can promote sustainable development


Technology enhanced learning is the best term to describe the domain of knowledge society technologies as applied in the learning context. “Learning for anyone, at any time, at any place” is the motto. With the shift towards the knowledge society, the change of working conditions and the high-speed evolution of information and communication technologies, peoples’ knowledge and skills need continuous updating.
Learning, based on collaborative working, creativity, multidisciplinary, adaptiveness, intercultural communication and problem solving, has taken on an important role in everyday life. The learning process is becoming pervasive, both for individuals and organisations, in formal education, in the professional context and as part of leisure activities. Learning should be accessible to every citizen, independent of age, education, social status and tailored to his/her individual needs. To meet these social challenges is a leading issue of research on the use of technology to support learning (e.g. The Technology Enhanced Learning Action within the 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development).
In the context of the knowledge society, the focus of research in this area has been set on applications of technologies for user-centered learning, building on the concept of human learning and on sound pedagogical principles, with the key objectives to be:

  • To increase the efficiency of learning for individuals, groups
  • To facilitate transfer and sharing of knowledge in organisations
  • To contribute to a deeper understanding of the learning process by exploring links between human learning, cognition and technologies
  • To promote humanistic visions for a better world based on open learning for all


IJTEL aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: academia, industry and government, which summarise the three pillars where a new scientific publication can play a significant role.


IJTEL publishes original research papers providing significant results, and also short communications about innovative ideas and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal.

Subject Coverage

Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:

  1. Technology Enhanced Learning: An Emerging Episteme
    1. The technology enhanced learning domain: philosophical routes, demonstration of various communities, success stories, lessons learned
    2. Technology enhanced learning key issues: effective strategies, learning models and theories
    3. Deployment of ICTs in education, policy issues of TEL, integration issues, extensibility, interoperability
    4. Technology Enhanced Learning: The Theories
    5. Pedagogical theories and models of TEL
    6. Constructivist approaches to TEL
    7. Collaborative/context aware/personalised TEL approaches
    8. Communities of learners and TEL
  2. Technology Enhanced Learning: The Technologies
    • Web 2.0 and TEL
    • Semantic web and TEL
    • Adaptive and personalised hypermedia for TEL
    • Metadata and content standards and TEL
    • Free and open source software for TEL
    • Ubiquitous and pervasive technologies for TEL
    • Intelligent agents for TEL
    • Learning management systems
    • Emerging technologies
    • Grid technologies for learning
  3. Technology Enhanced Learning: The Practices
    • TEL practices in different educational/learning contexts
    • Surveys of TEL adoption in education
    • Future of TEL
  4. Technology Enhanced Learning: The Applications in Domains
    • TEL tools/emerging technologies and new generation TEL
    • Challenges for the future; specification of government policies for the promotion of TEL in education
    • Roadmaps for the future