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Did@xis onlineT

A multidisciplinary journal devoted to the theory
& practice of education in virtual contexts

Did@xis online is a regional and international journal reflecting the state of
the art of online education, its development and trends. It focuses on the
communicative component of educational praxis in virtual learning environments,
inter/multidisciplinary perspectives, and analysis of the technological aspects
of online instruction. The journal encourages research on its concrete socio-
cultural contexts as well as on the theoretical and operational assumptions and
models underpinning educational proposals. It ensures the participation of
Ibero-American scholars and researchers in their own native tongues and
promotes studies of virtual contexts in which Spanish and Portuguese are the
languages of use.

Gustavo Daniel Constantino (CIAFIC - CONICET, Argentina)

Guest co-editor
Alicia Sposetti de Croatto (National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina)

Editorial Board
Laura A. Amorós (CIAFIC, Argentina)
Mariana Landau (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
María Valentina Noblía (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Sebastián Sayago (National University of Patagonia, Argentina)

Editorial Secretaries
Guadalupe Álvarez (CIAFIC - CONICET, Argentina)
Vánia Ben Premaor (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina -Unisul, Brazil)
María Paz Vargas Vignoli (University of Salamanca, Spain)

Advisory Board
Claudio Asaad (National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina)
Monica Banzato (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy)
Joaquín García Carrasco (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Dulce Márcia Cruz (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Margarita Limón Luque (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)
Edith Litwin (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Jay Lemke (University of Michigan, USA)
Richard Mayer (University of California, USA)
María Laura Pardo (CIAFIC-CONICET, Argentina)
Fábio José Rauen (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina -Unisul, Brazil)
Wilson Schuelter (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Mónica Zoppi Fontana (Universidade Estadual de Campinas -Unicamp, Brazil)
Valentina Zangrando (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy)

Disciplinary and thematic approach
A multidisciplinary approach to online education is assumed.
The journal will cover, among others, the following topics:

* Electronic and online education discourse
* Forum, chat and videoconference discursive interaction analysis
* Virtual learning communities
* e-learning dimensions, styles and assessment
* Nature of multimodality and its effects on online education
* Online instructional models and strategies
* Online teacher/tutor training and training of online teachers/tutors
* Online communication cognitive and discursive competence
* Interrelation between e-learning software and instructional demands
* Tools for evaluating virtual learning processes
* Methodological approaches in online education research
* Online education quality evaluation
* Virtual education, university partnerships and globalization
* Present and future role of virtual education in Latin American social and
educational reality
* Online education policy and regulations
* Comparative local and regional online education systems
* University, business and NGO e-learning experiences and comparative studies

Did@xis onlineT format, publication frequency and features
The journal will have a printed and an electronic format. The latter will be
available to subscribers at www.didaxis.com.ar

It will be published twice a year, in August and December 2004 and in April and
September from 2005 onwards.

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be unpublished and undergo a
reviewing process.

Manuscripts should comply with the publication guidelines.

Corpora used in the studies and quoted in the papers should be representative
or saturated, depending on the quantitative or qualitative nature of the
research, and varied. Copyright regulations should be observed, as well as
rules protecting people and institutions.

Papers on Ibero-American issues and comparative studies will be particularly

A language accessibility criterion is to be followed, in view of the readers'
different backgrounds and interests. Articles should be well organized and
clear, avoiding esoteric jargon (except that contained in the corpora
themselves). Nonfamiliar, new or technical concepts should be explained.

Did@xis onlineT follows the Linguistic Society of America's guidelines on
nonsexist use of language, sexist practices being those involving contempt or
disregard of women or men or sexual stereotyping.

At the initial stage, the printed version of the journal will be funded by the
University of Río Cuarto's Institutional Evaluation and Educational
Institutions Quality Project, 2003-2004.




Estudios de Linguistica Aplicada

Article (25 pages) in Spanish and English are accepted for publication. Please send manuscropts to:

Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada
Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extrajeras
Universidad National Autónoma de México
Ciudad Universitaria, Delegació Coyoacán
04510 mexico DF