JMEL-logoHaving announced the call for papers yesterday for a Special Focus issue of the Journal of Media Enhanced Learning I now put out a call for people to help with the journal.

It is really important that this new MELSIG venture creates opportunities for people who have a great interest in the area of media enhanced learning but who may not feel that they have a lot of experience in contributing to its development beyond their own institution. MELSIG has a good track record of supporting people who have great ideas and energy but who a relatively new to working across a network.

We are looking for people who can help as:

  • Editorial group members – the JMEL editorial group is already forming but we would be interested in finding others who are willing to contribute to steering the success of the journal. Volunteers should have some experience of publishing in peer reviewed journal and should also have been involved in peer review activities. You should have a good feel for what the sector wants from a journal like JMEL.Please DM @andrewmid if you are interested in being part of the Editorial Group.
  • Peer Reviewers – JMEL is looking for people willing to blind peer review submitted papers for the Special Focus issues. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two people. Guidance on peer reviewing will be provided. If you are interested in doing this you can register as a reviewer on the journal site. It is an option when you register. Please note: you will be asked for your areas of expertise or interest – please be specific and prolific in your response. Think about your own interest areas as much as about ‘expertise’. Think also about pedagogy as much media or technology – a good mix would be useful. The reason for this is that when we assign papers to reviewers the best place to find a reviewer is to match keywords on a paper with keywords given on reviewer profiles – this can be difficult!

Please also encourage colleagues to respond to this call and the call for papers too.

Having got the first issue of JMEL off the ground (publication date is the 16th October 2015) we also want ideas for the next Special Focus issue. DM me @andrewmid.

Follow JMEL on Twitter and please retweet our calls! @JournalofMEL.

MELSIG launches a journal


MELSIG has launched the Journal of Media Enhanced Learning.

A free open and online journal, its purpose is to promote and inspire innovation in the good use of digital and social media in post-compulsory education.

JMEL will publish two Special Issues each year. The first issue will appear in October 2015. A call for papers has been announced today for Research Papers, Case Studies of Practice, Ideas for Innovative Good Practice, and Viewpoints papers. Papers will address the topic A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words. The journal also accepts submissions in the form of digital media artefacts.

Further details can be found from the JMEL part of this site and from the Call page itself. The journal uses the Open Journal System and you can register with it on the SHU OJS site.

Follow the journal on Twitter: @JournalofMEL

MELSIG event at the University of Chester

The Gathering of the Clans brings together colleagues in the North West region: ALTNWE, ELESIG and MELSIG11th June 2015 at the University of Chester
For people who follow MELSIG and attend our events this event provides you with an opportunity to share your practice using the delegate Thunderstorm slots – short presentations that will get the day started. Contact @alexgspiers to offer a presentation.More info:

Cost: Free

Register: go to this Eventbrite site (updated link) Further joining instructions are here too.

Hashtag: #sigclans