It is with great pleasure that we present our first editorial as the incoming lead editors of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET). We’d like to thank the selection committee representing the ascilite executive and the AJET editorial board for the confidence they have shown in us in appointing us to this role for the next three years.
Our first and most important task is to acknowledge the contribution of outgoing editors Dr Roger Atkinson and Associate Professor Catherine McLoughlin and to thank them for their work together over the past 10 years. We’d particularly like to acknowledge the contribution of Roger Atkinson as AJET production editor for more than 15 years. The very strong position AJET finds itself in, with a high volume of submissions and the quality and scholarly impact of articles, is in no small measure attributable to the work of Roger, Catherine, and their predecessor as editor prior to 2002, Professor Ron Oliver.
We’d like to highlight the new editorial team structure we have put in place, which consists of ourselves (Associate Professors Sue Bennett, Barney Dalgarno and Gregor Kennedy) as lead editors and Dr Helen Farley, Professor Robert Fitzgerald, Dr Michael Henderson, Dr Terry Judd, Professor Lori Lockyer and Dr Lina Markauskaite as associate editors. We are confident that this new distributed structure will sustain the journal well into the future.
This issue contains a range of articles addressing some of the most important contemporary issues in educational technology research, including technology supported learning design in higher education, teacher knowledge and ICT capacity development, the use of laptops and mobile devices in schools, and comparisons of learning outcomes achieved with and without technology.
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