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Behaviour & Information Technology

Call for Papers | Recent Technologies for Improving Thinking Skills | Deadline: 31 July, 2020

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Behaviour & Information Technology

Behaviour & Information Technology (BIT) puts people before technology. As such it deviates from other related journals. It is the primary scientific venue for peer-reviewed publications on human-centred IT.

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Important dates
Article Submission Due: 31st July, 2020
Author Notification: 12th October, 2020
Revised Article Due: 26th December, 2020
Final Notification: 28th February, 2021

Innovative and creative thinking skills enable the development of unique decisions and suggestions depending upon the situation. Thinking skill is a cognitive activity used for information processing to make decisions, solving problems, ask questions, construct plans, and to create new ideas. Independent thinkers question assumptions rather than accepting it completely, they have the capacity to identify, and analyze the problems systematically rather than believing in instincts, this enables them to be passive recipients of the information. Professionals working in the fields like education, finance, research, and management require the ability to think clearly and rationally. However, thinking is a process that happens sub-consciously, where attention is an important factor that enables the process. Hence, the quality of the thinking process depends precisely on strong learning and the quality of individual thought. Integrating technological advances can encourage teachers and learners to improve their thinking abilities more effectively in the long run.

Technology-based new approaches can improve thinking skills with the help of certain factors like motivation, feedback, guidance, etc. Digital platforms and multimedia environment fosters self-regulated learning that helps the students to implement their thinking skills with real-world applications. Also, online platforms provide more opportunities for learners to enhance and transform their thinking skills from short-term memory to long-term memory. Moreover using multi-sensory technologies for teaching and learning enables accurate and real-time mapping of information and engages students to connect new knowledge to previous knowledge. Remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, interpreting, and self-regulating are some of the core thinking skills that can demonstrate the level of thinking of a person. Certain online techniques and tools such as mind-mapping, blogging, reviewing, podcasting, publishing, bookmarking, searching, social networking, reverse-engineering and many more fall under the activities of core thinking for students of the digital age to develop their skills with. 

Creating a personalized and continuous learning environment for improving thinking skills is impossible without technology. This Special Issue on “Recent Technologies for Improving Thinking Skills” provides an excellent forum for researchers and professionals to address technological integration in understanding, analyzing, evaluating, and developing thinking skills.

Topics of interest

The following topics are welcome but not restricted to:

 

  • A Study on Critical Thinking Tools that help Learners Remember, Understand, Analyze and Evaluate
  • Role of Web-based Communities for Improving Thinking Skills
  • Challenges in Multisensory Technologies in developing Critical Thinking Skills
  • Smart Multimedia Learning Environments for Enhancing Thinking Skills
  • The Need of Scaffolding Lessons can strengthen critical thinking development
  • A Study on Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills through the lens of Digital Natives
  • A Competitive Study on High Order and Low Order Thinking Skills
  • Modeling of Effective Digital Learning Environment to develop knowledge and Skills
  • Future of Technology in Blending Learning and Critical Thinking
  • Technology based Critical Thinking Tools that help Learners Think: A Case Study
  • Innovative and Interactive activities that Stimulates students to uncover Critical Thinking Skills

Guest editors

Dr. Seifedine Kadry (s.kadry@bau.edu.lb), Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Beirut Arab University - Beirut Campus, Tarik El Jadida, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Yu-Dong Zhang (Eugene) (yz461@le.ac.uk), Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Leicester, Leicester

Dr. Shuai Li (shuaili@polyu.edu.hk), Assistant Professor - Research, Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong