Special Issue: Interactive and Innovative Technologies for Quality Practices in Smart Education to Realize Sustainable Development Goals in Future Societies and Citizenship

In the present scenario, dramatic improvements in e-learning methodologies such as virtual learning and online interactive learning solve typical intractable problems and offer sophisticated learning experiences to the end-users in a more convenient way. Virtual classrooms have attracted increased attention in recent times as they provide the most reasonable educational services. Data is efficiently visualized via advanced computational algorithmic Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques from hundreds of computer networks simultaneously, enabling the users to offer the most relevant and actionable response to realize the recently announced Sustainable Development Goals in Future of Societies and Citizenship. In addition, the use of advanced network technologies such as 5G makes this process take place in a much faster way, with much more data flow facilities. In summary, smart education in the digital era of computing technology is actually a cool upcoming trend, where the vast amount of individuals from the educational society may unimaginably gain benefit from this learning method. Moreover, the digital transformation makes scholars point out efforts on the sustainable societies based on equity, equality and inclusiveness. However, emphasizing the need for interactive and innovative technologies for smart education also acquire greater importance as it forms the key requirement of the present-day smart education environment.

As a result, this special issue aims to explore more deep insights into interactive and innovative AI technologies for smart education from various perspectives of the teaching and learning methodologies in the era of Internet of Things (IoT). The primary focus will be on finding innovative ways to bridge the research gaps between today’s education systems and the distance learning paradigms with the most efficient methods of interactive and innovative learning technologies.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Advances in interactive technology for smart education
  2. Collaborative learning technologies with cloud-assisted virtual classrooms
  3. Policies and standards in the IoT era
  4. Curriculum development using AI
  5. Case studies relating to smart education from the aspect of interactive and innovative learning technologies
  6. Educational gaming with virtual reality to promote smart education
  7. Advanced technological solutions for smart education
  8. Role of virtual and augmented reality in smart education
  9. Smart technology and sustainable development in higher education institutions
  10. AI-enabled interactive educational platforms for smart learning
  11. Role of AI-assisted visual analytics in interactive smart learning
  12. Equity, equality and inclusiveness with smart enabling technologies
  13. Trends for new and emerging technologies in smart education (multimedia, semantic web, etc.)
  14. Sustainable quality for higher education using AI
  15. Advances in human-computer interaction for interactive smart learning
  16. Influence of cognitive computing in interactive smart education/information systems
  17. Evaluation technologies and innovation methodologies for smart education
  18. Professional knowledge and development


Manuscript Submission Due: October 15, 2023

First-Round Acceptance Notification: December 15, 2023

Submission of Revised Version: January 15, 2024

Notification of Final Decision: February 15, 2024

Tentative publication date: To be defined later in accordance with CIT's publication schedule



Fadi Al-Turjman, Artificial Intelligence Engineering, Near East University, North Cyprus

Email: fadi.alturjman@neu.edu.tr

Fahriye Altinay, Societal Research and Development Center, Near East University, North Cyprus

Email: fahriye.altinay@neu.edu.tr

Gokmen Dagli, Faculty of Education, University of Kyrenia, North Cyprus

Email: gokmen.dagli@kyrenia.edu.tr



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The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two independent experts and the review process will be conducted through CIT's journal management system OJS.