Open access journal on eLearning practice and pedagogy launches on ScholarWorks

Current Issues in Emerging eLearningWe’re excited to announce the launch of a new, open access journal on ScholarWorks, the institutional repository for scholarship and research out of UMass Boston. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal of applied research and critical thought on eLearning practice and emerging pedagogical methods. The journal is published by the Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning, and sponsored by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

In their foreword to the inaugural issue, editor-in-chief Apostolos Koutropoulos and managing editor Alan Girelli describe their intentions with this new publication: “We are eager to help build a community around the research and scholarly use of eLearning theory and eLearning technologies within and across educational sectors. You as a reader, researcher, and practitioner play a vital role in this emerging community. As you read through the articles, we encourage you to contact the writers with your thoughts, comments, and ideas, and be in contact with the Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning […] In this way we will continue to participate in mindful and active engagement with these intriguing emerging topics, and continue to establish findings on eLearning as a distinct body of knowledge, serving as a connection point for critical thought in the field.”

Apart from the foreword by Koutropoulos and Girelli, the contents of the inaugural issue of Current Issues in Emerging eLearning include:

The editors will be releasing a formal call for papers for upcoming issues soon. Visit scholarworks.umb.edu/ciee for more information.


ScholarWorks at UMass Boston is a hosted, open access, institutional repository that establishes a new foundation for providing access to scholarly work and research. ScholarWorks is the digital collection of UMass Boston’s intellectual output that centralizes, makes accessible, and preserves knowledge produced by the institution. A service of the University Libraries, the site is fully indexed and accessible via search engines like Google. At present, there are more than 4,000 publications openly available to researchers around the world through ScholarWorks.

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Conversations with Enrique Dussel on Anti-Cartesian Decoloniality and Pluriversal Transmodernity: Latest issue of Human Architecture available on ScholarWorks

The most recent issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, entitled and dedicated to “Conversations with Enrique Dussel on Anti-Cartesian Decoloniality and Pluriversal Transmodernity,” is now available on ScholarWorks, the open access institutional repository for scholarship and research out of UMass Boston.

Human Architecture has been published since 2002 by the Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics) and has been edited by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, Associate Professor of Sociology at UMass Boston, since that time.

Apart from an introductions by Tamdgidi and issue co-editors George Ciccariello-Maher and Ramón Grosfoguel, the contents of this issue include:

To view the full issue, and to explore back issues of Human Architecture, click here.


ScholarWorks is the University of Massachusetts Boston’s online, open access institutional repository for scholarship and research. ScholarWorks serves as a publishing platform, a preservation service, and a showcase for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Boston community. ScholarWorks is a service of the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston.

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Reclaiming Humanity in and out of the Cell: Latest issue of the Trotter Review available on ScholarWorks

Gary Little, mentor coordinator at Span, Inc., (center) makes a forceful point during a discussion on prisoner reentry issues, held at the Boston Center for the Arts. Other participants, from left, were moderator Andrea Cabral, then sheriff of Suffolk County; Daniel Cordon, director of transitional employment at Haley House; Lyn Levy, founder and executive director of Span, Inc.; and Janet Rodriguez, founding president and CEO of SoHarlem in New York. The panelists spoke from the stage where a play about the trials of reentering society after incarceration was being performed in the fall of 2012. Photo courtesy of Boston Center for the Arts.

The most recent issue of the Trotter Review, which focuses on the impact of incarceration on prisoners and their families after they are released, is now available on ScholarWorks, the open access institutional repository for scholarship and research out of UMass Boston.

The Trotter Review has been published since 1987 by the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston.

Apart from an introduction by Barbara Lewis, director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, and the proceedings of a community forum featuring Andrea J. Cabral, Daniel Cordon, Lyn Levy, Gary Little, and Janet Rodriguez, the contents of this issue, titled “Reclaiming Humanity in and out of the Cell,” include:

To view the full issue, and to explore back issues of this publication, click here.


ScholarWorks is the University of Massachusetts Boston’s online, open access institutional repository for scholarship and research. ScholarWorks serves as a publishing platform, a preservation service, and a showcase for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Boston community. ScholarWorks is a service of the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston.

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