This special issue looks for articles that address the question of the passage through higher education from the concept of complex trajectory (focused on delay, stop-out or change of modality, degree or institution), preferably following a longitudinal methodology, or focusing on how technology helps to monitor, control and support students in these processes, and that take equity issues into consideration. In short, we want to produce an issue that address the question of understanding complex trajectories and how higher education institutions approach them.
We consider a trajectory to be complex when, beyond the diversity of curricular itineraries, it follows a different path and pace from that stipulated by the institution. In this way, among other possible routes, there are trajectories of delay, stop-out and change. The change can be of degree, of discipline, of higher education institution, or, particularly relevant to this issue, of modality (i.e., from face-to-face to hybrid or online education, or vice versa).
Topics of interest include (involving equity issues when possible):
- Switching to online higher education institutions and the motivation behind it
- Longitudinal analysis of trajectories followed by students
- Lecturers' awareness of different trajectories followed by their students and how they adapt the teaching and learning process to this reality
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023
Helena Troiano, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
John Brennan, Open University, UK
Jean-François Giret, University of Burgundy, France
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. The complete manuscript should be submitted through ETHE's submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on "In person, hybrid and online higher education: supporting students’ complex trajectories." All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.