Guest Editors

Salvatore Colazzo, Ada Manfreda - University of Salento, Italy 


Important dates
November, 20th 2015 Initial manuscripts due
December 20th 2015 Notification and Review Comments
January, 10th 2016 Camera Ready manuscript due
January, 2016 Special Issue published

We aim to promote a reflection on the role of creativity in the development of conscious active citizenship, oriented towards social and technological innovation.
Digital media may accompany these processes of participation in social life, by providing expressive, relational and economic opportunities, and may allow practices of the so-called 'smart communities'.

The development of digital skills cannot be achieved without the development of strategic competences, namely competences about the understanding of the self, of context, and the placing of the self in context.

If the performing arts are conceived as activators of the sense of community, they can create, with the support of digital media, the conditions for achieving social innovation.

Our aim is to form professionals that combine interdisciplinary skills of different nature and character, such as: a) psycho-socio-educational competences; b) methodological skills aimed at the social development of communities; c) digital competences; d) design skills; and e) specific expertise in the field of performing arts.

Possible hypotheses for finding solutions, even if partial, have been attempted. At this point there is the need for a detailed survey in order to formulate an organic proposal (at least theoretically), which may guide the choices of policy makers.

The objective of this call for papers is to present the current state of research in the epistemological and methodological fields, and to highlight experimentations and case studies, which connect citizens, creativity, digital media and performing arts, with the prospect of creating smart communities.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • • Intervention methodologies for social innovation and the role of media
    • Transmediality and creative processes
    • Relationship between social innovation and technological innovation in the creation of smart communities
    • Issues of training of professionals, to activate the community in the expanding Age of ICT.
    • Best practices and case studies.

All submitted papers will be subject to a selection mechanism based on a double blind review.


Language: all contributions/papers must be written in English
Author Guidelines

The Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society (Je-LKS) (eISSN 1971-8829) is published by the Italian Society of e-Learning since 2005 and in 2015 has published its eleventh volume, consisting of three numbers (their output is four months). Je-LKS is indexed, among other things, on AACE-EdITLib, Scopus, Elsevier, DOAJ, IET Inspec, CiteFactor and in 2015 reached a h-index of 15 (Publish or Perish based on Google Scholar database).