Call for Papers

E-learning Technologies during and beyond Covid-19

Currently, the education sector is facing a huge impact as a result of COVID-19. Universities are forced to shift their teaching to e-learning and blended learning modes. Academics have had to adapt to this change, both by way of teaching, and the assessment process. Universities around the world have swiftly switched to online delivery modes despite the steep learning curves and a lack of time for preparation and detailed planning. We do not have many strategies to catch the learning performance of students and students are also do not have enough time to adapt to new platforms, online assessments,  and e-learning materials to complete their courses. Some students discontinue going to school because of economic reasons. Therefore, the epidemic has generated several learning and teaching behavior changes that pose challenges and opportunities for academics, students, and universities itself.

In this special issue, we aim to examine the academics' perspectives and perceptions of e-learning during the epidemic crisis, and lessons learned for the future application of e-learning, concerning how they have handled this challenge as well as highlighting any opportunities they have experienced. We define e-learning technologies are any “digital, computer, web-based, and portable technology that is applied and used to support and enhance the learning process” (Gordon, Quick, & Lyons, 2009, p. 165). We are particularly interested in experiential case studies, surveys, experimental designs, and other sound research methods are acceptable. We welcome long, short, concept, and data in focus papers.

This special issue will explore, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Teaching mode change
  • Blended learning models
  • Evaluations of e-learning technologies
  • Comparative studies
  • e-Learning platforms
  • Data protection and privacy issues
  • Data Mining in E-learning
  • E-assessment
  • Collaborative Technology
  • Learning Opportunities and Challenges during COVID-19
  • Comparative studies on pre- and post-COVID e-learning methods
  • Assessments
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Educational institutions’ responses to COVID-19
  • Matching online learning activities to learning objectives
  • Instructional design and pedagogy “engineering”



Chia Lun, Lo (Allen), Ph.D., PMP

Assistant Professor 

Department of Health-Business Administration, Fooyin University

151 Chin-Hsueh Rd., Ta-Liao Hsiang, Kaohsiung 831, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Tel: 886-7-7811151 ext: 6120

Submission Instructions:

  • Send your manuscript to Dr. Chia Lun Lo at his email with a subject line “SPECIAL ISSUE”.
  • Alternatively, you may also send your manuscript to Dr. Rex P. Bringula ( with a subject line “SPECIAL ISSUE”.

Submission Deadline and Publication Date

  • Will accept papers until January 2021
  • Publication of the paper is on rolling basis: once the paper is accepted, it will be published online.

Benefits of submitting to this issue

  • Fast, rigorous, and fair review.
  • All accepted papers will be published online.
  • All accepted papers to this Special Issue will be FREE of charge.
  • All accepted papers will have DOI.
  • All accepted papers will be deposited to our indexing partners (see


  • Questions/inquires can be directed to Dr. Chia Lun or Dr. Bringula.




Gordon, I., Quick, D., & Lyons, L. (2009). The Impact of E-Learning on CTE from an Adult Education Perspective. In Handbook of Research on E-Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education: Technologies for Vocational Training (pp. 155-165). IGI Global.