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Technologies and Second Languages (preprints)

We are very pleased that the preprints of our thematic proposal «Technologies and Second Languages» have now been published. It has been a very hard selection and edition as manuscripts arrived from all over the world. The final print and online version won’t be till the 1st. January 2017.

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In the meanwhile, you may enjoy

Buyse, Kris and Fonseca Mora, M.C. (Thematic editors, 2016 preprints). Technologies and Second languages, Comunicar 50 (1)

PREPRINT ARTICLES

Seamless Language Learning: Second Language Learning with Social Media/Aprendizaje de idiomas «sin costuras»: Aprendizaje de segundas lenguas y redes socialesLung-Hsiang Wong, Ching Sing-Chai & Guat Poh-Aw. Nanyang (Singapore) DOI:10.3916/C50-2017-01

Original Language Subtitles: Their Effects on the Native and Foreign Viewer/Subtítulos en lengua original: sus efectos en el espectador nativo y extranjero Jan-Louis Kruger, Stephen Doherty & María T. Soto-Sanfiel. Sidney & Barcelona (Australia & Spain) DOI:10.3916/C50-2017-02

Teachers’ Use of ICTs in Public Language Education: Evidence from Second Language Secondary-school Classrooms/La enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras y el empleo de las TIC en las escuelas secundarias públicas Jesús Izquierdo, Verónica de-la-Cruz-Villegas, Silvia-Patricia Aquino-Zúñiga, María-del-Carmen Sandoval-Caraveo & Verónica García Martínez. Ciudad de Villahermosa (Mexico) DOI:10.3916/C50-2017-03

Mobile Instant Messaging: Whatsapp and its Potential to Develop Oral Skills/Mensajería instantánea móvil: Whatsapp y su potencial para desarrollar las destrezas oralesAlberto Andújar-Vaca & Maria-Soledad Cruz-Martínez. Almería (Spain) DOI:10.3916/C50-2017-04

The tablet for Second Language Vocabulary Learning: Keyboard, Stylus or Multiple Choice/La tablet para el aprendizaje de vocabulario en segundas lenguas: teclado, lápiz digital u opción múltiple Stephanie Van-Hove, Ellen Vanderhoven & Frederik Cornillie. Gante & Lovaina (Belgium)

[Comunicar]Last Call for Papers issue 51 “E-Innovation in Higher Education”

Comunicar Journal has now launched the Call for Papers for  issue51, which is focused on the topic “E-Innovation in Higher Education”. Beside the special issue, the journal has another important Miscellanous section for other issues related to Education, Communication and Technologies. The Editorial Board invites you to submit your research paper for the upcoming edition of the journal.

The central topic of this special issue is related to:

  • ICT and innovation in higher education.
  • E-governability in the university setting.
  • E-training for teaching staff.
  • Good practices in e-innovation.
  • Communicating innovation: university responsibility in the e-society.

 

Thematic editors are Dr. Ramón López-Martín (Vice Chancellor of University of Valencia, Spain), Dr. Paulo Dias (Rector of Open University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Dr. Alejandro Tiana Ferrer (Rector of National Distance Education University, Spain)

Access the Call for Papers  https://www.revistacomunicar.com/pdf/call/call-51-en.pdf

Full guidelines for publication are available here: https://www.revistacomunicar.com/normas/00-guidelines-authors.pdf

Closing date for submitting articles: 2016-09-30

Date of publication of this issue: Pre-print version: 2017 1st quarter 2017/ Print version: 2017-04-01

Other next issues are accessible in: https://www.revistacomunicar.com/index.php?contenido=proximos

«Comunicar» is indexed by JCR-WoS (IF 1.438, Q1). Scopus classifies it in ‘Cultural Studies’ as Q1, ‘Education’, and ‘Communication’ as Q2 (SJR 0,472). It is Journal of Excellence RECYT 2016-19 and also indexed by ERIH+. Google Scholar Metrics 2015 categorizes «Comunicar» with an H5-index 27 and a h5-median 44.

Best wishes,

Dr. M.Carmen Fonseca-Mora

«Comunicar» Media Education Research Journal

www.comunicarjournal.com (English)

www.revistacomunicar.com (Spanish)

ISSN: 1134-3478 e-ISSN:1988-3293

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COMUNICAR ISSUE 48:Ethics and plagiarism in scientific communication

 48 We inform you that the latest issue of «Comunicar», 48, has been recently published with the suggestive title: «Ethics and plagiarism in scientific communication». As on previous occasions, the journal has a monographic section and a wide variety of items in its miscellaneous section. All articles are available full text and free of charge on our official website.
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity in Germany
Germán Ruipérez | José-Carlos García-Cabrero
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-01Antifraud Editorial Policy in Spanish and Latin American Scientific Publication: JCR Social Sciences Edition
Alejandra Hernández-Ruiz
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-02

Chinese University EFL Teachers’ Knowledge of and Stance on Plagiarism
Guangwei Hu | Xiaoya Sun
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-03

The Impact of Activity Design in Internet Plagiarism in Higher Education
María Gómez-Espinosa | Virginia Francisco | Pablo Moreno-Ger
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-04

The Audiovisual Content Downloads among University Students
Juliana Duarte-Hueros | Ana Duarte-Hueros | Soledad Ruano-López
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-05

Internet Use and Academic Success in University Students
Juan-Carlos Torres-Díaz | Josep M Duart | Héctor-F. Gómez-Alvarado | Isidro Marín-Gutiérrez | Verónica Segarra-Faggioni
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-06

Cyberbullying: Social Competence, Motivation and Peer Relationships
Eva-M. Romera | Juan-Jesús Cano | Cristina-M. García-Fernández | Rosario Ortega-Ruiz
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-07

Gender Stereotypes 2.0: Self-representations of Adolescents on Facebook
Úrsula Oberst | Andrés Chamarro | Vanessa Renau
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-08

Youth and the Third Sector Media in Spain: Communication and Social Change Training
Isabel Lema-Blanco | Eduardo-Francisco Rodríguez-Gómez | Alejandro Barranquero-Carretero
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-09

A Comparative Study of Handwriting and Computer Typing in Note-taking by University Students
Estíbaliz Aragón-Mendizábal | Cándida Delgado-Casas | José-I. Navarro-Guzmán | Inmaculada Menacho-Jiménez | Manuel-F. Romero-Oliva
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C48-2016-10

«Comunicar» is a quarterly, bilingual Spanish-English research journal, with Chinese and Portuguese abstracts. Articles, authors and topics have a decidedly international outlook. The journal is now in its 23rd year and has published 1671 research and studies articles. The journal appears in 312 international databases, journal impact assessment platforms, selected directories, specialized portals and hemerographic catalogues… A rigorous and transparent, blind reviewing system manuscripts audited in RECYT. It has an international scientific editorial board and a broad network of 445 reviewers from 33 countries of all over the world. Professional management of manuscripts via the OJS platform from the Science and Technology Foundation, with ethical commitments published for the scientific community that ensure transparency and timeliness, antiplagiarism (CrossCheck), reviewing system… It is a highly visible publication available through numerous search engines, dynamic pdfs, epub, DOIs, ORCID… with connections to Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and scientific social networks like academia.edu, Researchgate. A specialized journal in educommunication: communication and education, ICT, audiences, new languages…; there are special monographic editions on the most up-to-date topics. It has a printed and an online digital edition. The entire digital version can be freely accessed. It is co-edited in Spain for Europe, and in Ecuador and Brasil  for Latin America. Comunicar has also an English and a Chinese co-edition.  In 2016, «Comunicar» is indexed by JCR-WoS (IF 1.438, Q1). Scopus classifies it in ‘Cultural Studies’ as Q1, ‘Education’, and ‘Communication’ as Q2 (SJR 0,472). It is Journal of Excellence RECYT 2016-19 and also indexed by ERIH+. Google Scholar Metrics 2015 categorizes «Comunicar» with an H5-index 22 and a h5-median 41.

 

CFP Comunicar 52 (2017-3): The Social Brain and Connective Intelligence

Comunicar 52 (2017-3): The Social Brain and Connective Intelligence

   Thematic Editors:
Dr. Jesús Timoteo-Alvarez, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Dr. Fabio Babiloni, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Dr. Angel L. Rubio-Moraga, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

Last call: December 30, 2016

Applications from Neurosciences to other scientific fields and specifically to the social sciences have been done for over ten years. The best known are the investigations of Damasio on the ability of emotions to access and organize information, Lakoff‘s research on neurolanguage and its derivations to political action, Schreider’s neuropolitics or applications of mirror neurons to the voting decision process, or also experiments around the topic of «neuromarketing / neuroshopping», and the relationship between brain, advertising and choice purchasing carried out in laboratories Iacoboni at UCLA, to name a few. The conclusions of neurosciences and related sciences are radically changing everything on access for individuals to information and knowledge. We are interested in the conclusions of these cutting-edge science regarding the basic organization of social communication: for example the idea that the environment is not a structure imposed from the outside but a creation of living beings themselves, or how the network model manifests and expresses a “distributed intelligence”, a “swarm intelligence” or “connective intelligence”, with its neural leads to the extent that the communicative act is not a simple message transfer but an interaction of codes with commonalities. This has exponentially been sponsored by the advent of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). In fact, it would not be too much to say that the «connective intelligence» embodies the best way of thinking and relating in the new network society, because it establishes a simultaneous and significant connectivity between multiple users, according to CALL FOR PAPERS, 52 (2017-3) the diagrams “one-many”, “many-one”, or “many-many”, because it drives a playful interactivity between users, because it replaces the variable “geographical proximity” for that, typical of cyberspace, where the connection is established based on interests and shared preferences and because it seeks to accelerate the synergy of the decentralized knowledge processes. The objective of this CFP is to promote research that contributes to the understanding of how the social brain or connective intelligence affects the functioning of the process of creating an opinion, setting behaviors, changing perception, attitudes and habits, and as derivatives, understanding how public opinion is formed, how purchasing or voting decisions are established. Topics  Access to channels of information and knowledge  Formats derived on education and training  The creation process of Public Opinion  The configuration of behavior in current society  The change of perception and the evolution of attitudes and habits  The process of Purchase decision-making  Mass Media and voting choice  Entertainment and leisure channels in the hyper-connected society  Uses and effects of Information and Communications Technologies in decision-making process  Social Networking and opinion configuration process  New strategies and trends in the field of Neurocommunication and Neuromarketing  Neuropolitics and new communication strategies in the electoral field  Research proposals in the context of applications of neuroscience to Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology , Education, Politics, Law … ) As priority, research papers on communication and education are requested, especially the intersection of both: media education, media and educational resources, educational technology, computer and telematic resources, audiovisual technology… and also reports and studies on these same subjects are accepted.

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[COMUNICAR] CALL FOR PAPERS open

1. Comunicar 50 (2017-1): Technologies and second languages
Thematic Editors: Dr. Kris Buyse, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Dr. Carmen Fonseca, University of Huelva (Spain)
Last call: May 30, 2016

2. Comunicar 51 (2017-2): E-Innovation in Higher Education
Thematic Editors: Dr. Ramón López-Martín, University of Valencia (Spain)
Dr. Paulo Dias, Open University of Lisboa (Portugal)
Dr. Alejandro Tiana Ferrer, The National Distance Education University Madrid (Spain)
Last call: September 30, 2016

3. Comunicar 52 (2017-3): The Social Brain and Connective Intelligence
Thematic Editors:
Dr. Jesús Timoteo-Alvarez, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Dr. Fabio Babiloni, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Dr. Angel L. Rubio-Moraga, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Last call: December 30, 2016

4. Comunicar 53 (2017-4): Critical Citizenship and Social Empowerment in the Emerging Cybersociety
Thematic Editors: Dr. Antonio Sampayo-Novoa, University of Lisbon (Portugal)Dr. Guillermo Domínguez-Fernández, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville (Spain)
Last call: February 28, 2017

For further information, visit
https://www.revistacomunicar.com/index.php?contenido=proximos&idioma=en

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[Comunicar] Call for papers issue 51 open «E-Innovation in Higher Education»

Subject editors  Dr. Ramón López-Martín, Universitat de València, Spain  Dr. Paulo Dias, Universidade Aberta of Lisbon, Portugal  Dr. Alejandro Tiana Ferrer, National Distance Education University, Spain

Starting from the premise that it is education that makes innovation possible, the development of the ‘learning to learn’ competency is the key to understanding how to innovate. At a time when communication and exchange of information via new digital technologies are subject to immediacy, good educational practices are needed to enhance pertinent, excellent learning within the higher education setting. On the implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the university opted for a competency-based learning approach focused on the student. The idea that one-way transmission of knowledge exclusively taught on campus was no longer enough. Human knowledge can only be enhanced by making the transition from education focused on teaching to education focused on learning, which has consolidated the use of a teaching methodology using information and communication technologies – virtuality – tools facilitating the learning process. In this context, overcoming past misgivings and having surpassed the old controversy that emerging technologies entail, per se, good innovative practices or the depletion of the entire richness of innovation, it seems appropriate to contemplate which tools are the most suitable to boost teaching quality. Now is the time for those responsible at all levels of this process to reflect on the application of these web tools and on whether their use has led to the creation of a digital education culture, modifying our own teaching habits. Are we truly heading in that direction? Education organisations should provide feedback from ongoing changes in current contexts, placing value on the need to undertake a planned process capable of introducing changes and improvements in individuals. Taking into account the emerging newlybuilt digital classroom, both education policy makers and university educators should provide the university with leadership for students within the parameters of governability and social responsibility in the university. In this regard, this monograph wishes to re-examine educational e-innovation from a strategic role to be fulfilled, without forgetting the demand of its application from the university standpoint. The search for good practices means, without a doubt, curiosity, renovation, creativity and being at the cutting edge; that CALL FOR PAPERS, 51 (2017-2) is to say: innovation, including new developments (new methods or services), change and transformation, or benefits and progress. The aim is to collect and disseminate research showing results of innovation already demonstrated, which affect the behaviour of individuals, their communication and organisations in which they participate and take part. In summary, discovering which organisational strategies and methodologies are the best in order to respond to the need of adaptation and change that society is expecting in the university context.

Descriptors

 ICT and innovation in higher education.

 E-governability in the university setting.

 E-training for teaching staff.

 Good practices in e-innovation.

 Communicating innovation: university responsibility in the e-society.

Instructions and submission of proposals

More information on the issue

Closing date for submitting articles: 30 September 2016 Date of publication of this issue: Pre-print version: 1st quarter 2017 Print version: 2/2017: April 2017

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[Comunicar]:«Communication, Civil Society and Social Change».

 

We inform you that the latest issue of «Comunicar», 47, has been recently published with the suggestive title: «Communication, Civil Society and Social Change». As on previous occasions, the journal has a monographic section and a wide variety of items in its miscellaneous section. All articles are available full text and free of charge on our official website.
Watching and Tweeting: Youngsters’ Responses to Media Representations of Resistance
Alba Torrego | Alfonso Gutiérrez-Martín
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-01Digital Civic Activism in Romania: Framing anti-Chevron Online Protest Community «Faces»
Camelia Cmeciu | Cristina Coman
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-02The Transformative Image. The Power of a Photograph for Social Change: The Death of Aylan
Susana de-Andrés-del-Campo | Eloisa Nos-Aldas | Agustín García-Matilla
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-03Professional Information Skills and Open Data. Challenges for Citizen Empowerment and Social Change
María Carmen Gertrudis-Casado | Manuel Gértrudix-Barrio | Sergio Álvarez-García
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-04

Community Media as Exercise of Communicative Citizenship: Experiences from Argentina and Ecuador
Mauro Cerbino | Francesca Belotti
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-05

The Representation of Workingwomen in Spanish Television Fiction
Charo Lacalle | Beatriz Gómez
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-06

Values and Emotions in Children’s Audiovisual Fictional Narratives
Ana Aierbe-Barandiaran | Eider Oregui-González
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-07

Models of educational integration of ICTs in the classroom
Manuel Area-Moreira | Víctor Hernández-Rivero | Juan José Sosa-Alonso
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-08

Powerful Communication Style on Twitter: Effects on Credibility and Civic Participation
Salvador Alvídrez | Oziel Franco-Rodríguez
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-09

Teaching Ethics in the University through Multicultural Online Dialogue
Elena Briones | Laura Lara
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-10

«Comunicar» is a quarterly, bilingual Spanish-English research journal, with Chinese and Portuguese abstracts. Articles, authors and topics have a decidedly international outlook. The journal is now in its 23nd year and has published 1661 research and studies articles. The journal appears in 311 international databases, journal impact assessment platforms, selected directories, specialized portals and hemerographic catalogues… A rigorous and transparent, blind reviewing system manuscripts audited in RECYT. It has an international scientific editorial board and a broad network of 433 reviewers from 33 countries of all over the world. Professional management of manuscripts via the OJS platform from the Science and Technology Foundation, with ethical commitments published for the scientific community that ensure transparency and timeliness, antiplagiarism (CrossCheck), reviewing system… It is a highly visible publication available through numerous search engines, dynamic pdfs, epub, DOIs, ORCID… with connections to Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and scientific social networks like academia.edu, Researchgate. A specialized journal in educommunication: communication and education, ICT, audiences, new languages…; there are special monographic editions on the most up-to-date topics. It has a printed and an online digital edition. The entire digital version can be freely accessed. It is co-edited in Spain for Europe, and in Ecuador and Chile for Latin America. Comunicar has also an English and a Chinese co-edition. The journal is published by Comunicar, a private, professional non-profit association specialized in educommunication in Spain, collaborating closely with multiple institutions and international universities. In indexing (2015), «Comunicar» is indexed by JCR-WoS (IF 0,868, Q2). Scopus classifies it in ‘Cultural Studies’, ‘Education’, and ‘Communication’ as Q1 (SJR 0,719). It is Journal of Excellence RECYT 2013-16 and also indexed by ERIH+. Google Scholar Metrics 2015 categorizes «Comunicar» with an H5-index 22 and a h5-median 41.

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[Comunicar]:Communication, Civil Society, and Social Change

Do you want to read about good practices and communicative innovations that foster people’s political engagement?

Comunicar offers the preprints of issue 47 coordinated by our thematic editors Dr. Eloísa Nos Aldás, Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, Spain  and Dr. Matt Baillie Smith, Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Watching and Tweeting: Youngsters’ Responses to Media Representations of Resistance Alfonso Gutiérrez Martín & Alba Torrego. Valladolid & Segovia (Spain)DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-01

Digital Civic Activism in Romania: Framing anti-Chevron Online Protest Community «Faces» Camelia Cmeciu & Cristina Coman. Bucarest (Romania) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-02

The Transformative Image. The Power of a Photograph for Social Change: The Death of Aylan  Susana de Andrés del Campo, Eloísa Nos Aldás & Agustín García Matilla. Segovia, Castellón & Valladolid (Spain) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-03

Professional Information Skills and Open Data. Challenges for Citizen Empowerment and Social Change María Carmen Gertrudis Casado, Manuel Gértrudix Barrio & Sergio Álvarez García. Madrid (Spain) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-04

Community Media as Exercise of Communicative Citizenship: Experiences from Argentina and Ecuador Mauro Cerbino & Francesca Belotti. Quito & Roma (Ecuador & Italy) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-05

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