Vol 12, No 3 (July 2015)

Access to the unprecedented quantity and quality of data generated by students has created new challenges and opportunities. For example, researchers can get a better understanding of how students acquire subjectrelated knowledge, educators can assess the effects of teaching-learning activities and interventions, and students can receive student-centred support. Available online and in real time, this support is automatically personalised as students progress through the learning process. This issue contains four articles that deal specifically with such topics. Six more articles on RUSC’s thematic areas are included in the miscellaneous section.

Vol 12, No 2 Special Issue (2015): New learning scenarios from a transformative perspective

The digitization process that is increasingly invading all aspects of our lives (personal, academic, professional and social) requires education to undergo a profound transformation, and communication and learning processes to be reformulated. The networks and the ability to access information and knowledge anytime and anywhere are enabling all spaces to become potential learning environments. Six articles written by many authors and the introduction to this Special Issue offer interesting reflections on this subjects.

Vol 12, No 1 (January 2015)

The five articles in the miscellaneous section of this issue report on interesting studies on current topics in education research. The special section is the outcome of a call for papers on “MOOCs: Game Changer or Passing Fad?” edited by John Daniel, Esteban Vázquez Cano and Mercè Gisbert.  It includes five research articles and an introduction by the special section editors. The issue includes two book reviews.


Vol 11, No 3 (July 2014)

This issue has two sections; one contains research articles related to the journal’s thematic areas, and the other is a Special Section in which we present five articles to update you about Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives in the broader Oceania region of the southern hemisphere. Over the past decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of OER available and in the number of institutions providing OER online, and concepts of open content, open data and open access have come to the fore.

Vol 11, No 2 Special Issue (2104): E-learning in the Disciplines of Economics and Business Studies

E-learning is broadening education horizons all over the world. With this in mind, this first Special Issue of RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is to focus on innovations and practices applied to teaching environments and fields of knowledge connected with Economics and Business in an online environment. It has been edited by Alison Sheridan from Australia’s University of New England; Donald E. Hanna, Professor Emeritus of Educational Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and four members of faculty from the Business Studies Department at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Josep M. Batalla, Eva Rimbau, Enric Serradell and Àngels Fitó.

Vol 11, No 1 (January 2014)

In this issue, the special section entitled "Apps for M-learning in Higher Education" has six articles which analyze the current state of m-learning and its prospects for the future. This special section is coordinated by two experts in the field, Professor Mohamed Ally from the University of Athabasca, Canada, and Professor Josep Prieto, researcher with the Mobility, Multimedia and Multidevice Innovation Group (mUOC) at the UOC. As well as the special section, the journal also contains nine articles about research into education and technology, including a study into learning networks to enhance reflectivity or a study of a mathematics program for detecting plagiarism entitled “Determination of writing styles to detect similarities in digital documents”.


Vol 10, No 2 (July 2013)

This issue has a special section focusing on the outlook and challenges for education and technology in Mexico and Latin America. This section has been made possible thanks to collaboration from Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Educación a Distancia (National Distance Education System, SINED) and was coordinated by professors Margarita Ontiveros (SINED, Mexico) and José Raúl Canay (University of Santiago de Compos­tela, Spain). There is also an extensive miscellany section with ten articles on questions linked to RUSC’s subject areas.

Vol 10, No 1 (January 2013)

In the first number of Volume 10, the Research Articles section contains six articles on various themes connected with RUSC's thematic areas. And in the Dossier there is an interesting compilation of articles on the innovative theme of "The Informalisation of Education", which has been coordinated by Albert Sangrà, Director of the UOC eLearn Center, Spain, and Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor at Plymouth University, United Kingdom.


Vol 9, No 2 (July 2012)

This number comprises five articles in the Research Articles section, as well as six articles in the Dossier coordinated by Professor Francisco Rubio (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) on "Innovation and Good Practices in University Government and Management", an excellent compilation of interesting practices applied to higher education institutions.

Vol 9, No 1 (January 2012)

This number comprises five articles in the Research Articles section, two book reviews and a Dossier on mathematical e-learning. Coordinated by Angel A. Juan and Maria Antonia Huertas (Open University of Catalonia, UOC), Hans Cuypers (EindhovenUniversity of Technology) and Birgit Loch (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne), the Dossier presents five articles and a book review offering a complete, international view of the latest advances in mathematical e-learning.

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