ISfTE Lastest News

Concern about predatory journals

- June 7, 2017 -
Dear Members of ISfTE,
It seems that many of the members of ISfTE have recently been targets of predatory journals through emails.  Unfortunately, these journals do not usually meet the level of publications required from most of our academic institutions. We caution all of our members/scholars to be very careful when submitting articles to these journals.
According to Wikipedia, predatory journals are those that charge "publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals" (para. 1).  At the end of the paragraph, it suggests that newer scholars from developing countries are more at risk from these publishing practices.
Each country or geographic area has a list of accepted publications.  Please take the time to find that list and submit to them; or if you presented your article at ISfTE 2017, please consider submitting to our journal, JISTE.  Those submissions are due by October 1, 2017 and should be sent to Karen Berg Petersen at
The Executive Board of ISfTE

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (Secretary-General and two members at-large)

- May 16, 2017 -

Dear Members of ISfTE – past and present,

It is that time of year again!  In late June or early July, we will be holding elections for a new Secretary-General (3 year term) and for two members at-large for the board of directors (also 3 year terms).  We would like anyone who is interested in one of these vital positions or who would like to nominate someone to the board to please send a message to Peggy Saunders, chair of the election committee, at by Friday, June 16, 2017.

To vote or to run for office, you must be a current member of ISfTE.  Current members would include anyone who attended the 2017 seminar in Denmark or have paid the membership fees of $75 through the online payment since August, 2016, under the “Become a Member” tab on the ISfTE homepage (  Two payment options have been made available by our treasurer, Sheryl Rushton: PayPal or Weber State University’s online store; however, if neither of those options work for you, please contact Sheryl at so she can give you the direct deposit information into the ISfTE account. Membership must be maintained throughout the length of the office.

It is also expected that the newly elected board members, especially the S-G, attend the annual executive board meeting which take place the day prior to the beginning of the annual seminar in Japan (Sunday, May 13, 2018; seminars for 2019 & 2010 have yet to be determined), or if they cannot be there in person, be willing to electronically attend the meeting (Skype, etc.).

Again, please send the nomination of yourself or a colleague to Peggy Saunders, chair of the election committee at If you are nominating someone, please be sure to ask them prior to nominating them. Peggy will ask candidates for a short statement about their association with ISfTE and what they hope to contribute to the board.  Nominations and membership renewals are due by Friday, June 16, 2017. Elections will take place shortly thereafter.


Peggy Saunders, Chair of the Election Committee


- April 27, 2017 -

Call for Submissions for Vol. 22(1), 2017

Theme: Education: Teaching and learning for the future

Deadline: October 1, 2017

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ISfTE 2017 Presentations slides

- May 2, 2017 -

ISfTE Newsletter Number 37, Aug 2017

- August 30, 2016 -