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The first issue of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies ( TLT) was published five years ago in the winter of 2008. Now, the journal is beginning its sixth year. TLT started as an innovative IEEE Transactions series jointly cosponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society. We were privileged to serve as a founding editorial team. Together with our Editorial Board, we worked hard to establish TLT as a strong archival journal in the field of modern learning technologies. We believe that we achieved this goal. The journal is now fully established. It is indexed by Thomson Reuters (ISI), tracked by Microsoft Academic Search and Google Scholar, and, most importantly, enjoys a strong flow of excellent submissions from all areas of learning technologies, and provides access to excellent archival papers that enable and enhance the multitude of modern learning technologies.
Over the last five years, TLT published 20 journal issues on a range of topics in the field of learning technologies written by researchers from many countries and research teams. Altogether, these papers demonstrate an amazing diversity of our field, learning technologies, with a broad interest in this topic shown all over the world. In the last three years, the number of yearly submissions increased from 135 to 161, with the acceptance rate now at 17.8 percent. We hope that over the next five years, TLT will continue to serve as a leading archival journal, publishing papers on exciting new developments in various parts of our quickly expanding field. Continuity will be provided by the new editorial team, which has been fully engaged in TLT activities in the past. Peter Brusilovsky, who assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief in January 2013, has served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief, and Mike Sharples, the new Associate Editor-in-Chief, has served as a guest editor and Editorial Board member.
With this message, we welcome you to the sixth year of TLT, and we pass the leadership to the new team.
Wolfgang Nejdl, Editor-in-Chief
Peter Brusilovsky, Associate Editor-in-Chief