CNIE’s aims and objectives include the promotion of research into distance education and educational technology theory and practice. The organization has honoured this commitment, in part, through the publication of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology (CJLT) and the Journal of Distance Education (JDE).
The CJLT Editor’s Award is presented by the editor of the journal to the author(s) of the most outstanding publication or contribution in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology during that year of publication. The award is meant to recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship in the field of educational technology.
The eligibility for the CJLT Editor’s Award directly depends on having published an article in CJLT during that year of publication. One award is given per year.
In making a recommendation for this award, the editor seeks and relies upon advice from the CJLT Editorial Board. The process by which the editor seeks input includes an invitation to review the issues and based on their review, to offer a recommendation for the award.
- Invite members of the Editorial Board to (i) SCAN the three issues of CJLT published in the year, and (ii) RECOMMEND 1 - 3 articles (in rank order) that they believe are worthy recipient's of this award.
- Based on the highest number of recommendations by Editorial Board members, the editor recommends the author(s) / article for the CJLT Editor’s award. In the event of a tie, the editor seeks advice from the editorial team to make a final recommendation.