The UNC System Learning and Technology Journal is excited to announce a call for papers for a special issue focusing on "Exploring the Transformative Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethical Considerations."

We invite researchers, educators, and professionals from institutions within the UNC System to contribute their insights, experiences, and research findings about artificial intelligence within higher education. This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations associated with the integration of AI in academic settings. The word count for each submission type is noted below:

  • RESEARCH ARTICLE. Original empirical or theoretical research-based articles examining the intersection of learning and technology in higher education. This can encompass historical, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies. Manuscript Body (between 3000-5000 words including references, tables, figures, acknowledgments, and appendices).
  • RESOURCES IN PRACTICE. Offers resources, such as syllabi, guidelines, lesson plans, multimedia content, or any other materials facilitating learning and technology in higher education contexts. Varying word counts depending on the resource type (500-3000 words).
  • BOOK REVIEW. Analytical critiques of recent publications (ideally within 3 years) or classic books related to learning and technology in higher education. Includes a summary that provides a clear connection to learning and technology in a higher education context. The review offers an analytical critique of the book's content and is no more than 500-700 words.
  • Submission Deadline: March 29, 2024  

All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the content. We encourage diverse perspectives and methodologies to enrich the discourse on the transformative impact of AI in higher education. 

Kindly submit your manuscripts through this journal's online submission portal by the specified deadline. For inquiries or further information, please contact Jeremiah E. Shipp, Ed.D. at

We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions and fostering a meaningful dialogue on this critical topic.