Bill Cope is a Research Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and an Adjunct Professor in the Globalism Institute at RMIT University, Melbourne. He is also a director of Common Ground Research Networks, developing and applying new publishing technologies. He is a former First Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. His research interests include theories and practices of pedagogy, cultural and linguistic diversity, and new technologies of representation and communication. He was Research Director then Director of the Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture at the University of Technology, Sydney and RMIT University, Melbourne. He was also involved in a joint Common Ground/RMIT University research initiative, Creator to Consumer in a Digital Age, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources. Amongst his recent publications are edited volumes on The Future of the Book in the Digital Age andThe Future of the Academic Journal, and with Kalantzis and Magee, Towards a Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research.
Articles published in the Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal are peer-reviewed by scholars who are active members of the e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network. Common Ground Research Networks uses a two-way anonymous peer review system. The publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors all agree upon the standards of expected ethical behavior as based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Core Practices. Reviewers may be past or present conference delegates, fellow submitters to the collection, or scholars who have volunteered to referee articles and have been screened by Common Ground’s editorial team. This engagement with the Research Network, as well as Common Ground’s synergistic and criterion-based evaluation system, distinguishes our peer review process from others.
Serving as a Member Volunteer Peer Reviewer is a great way to begin your path to the journal's Editorial Board. If you are not already on our list of Member Volunteer Peer Reviewers, please consider joining.
We also offer the opportunity to join the Editorial Board of qualified reviewers and content evaluators. To qualify for the Editorial Board, you’ll need to complete a minimum of 5 reviews in a calendar year. We are happy to work with graduate students, too – an excellent professional development opportunity as our Editorial team helps educate on the nature of the role, process, and rigors of peer review.
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