Open Praxis

ICDE Journal

Guidelines and template for Reviews

 

Book/ report/ software/ internet resource reviews are accepted.

 

Your review should be in the same format as this file and be approx. 1000 words (800-1200 words). Paper size is A4 and margins are 2 cm (0.75”) for top, bottom, left, and right.

 

Text: For the body of your document, use Arial font, 11-point type size, single-spaced. The whole document should be fully justified (not only left-justified). No headers and footers, no page numbers.  When quoting from the book, add the page number in parentheses immediately following the quote.

The following is a suggested outline for book/ report/ software/ internet resource reviews:

 

Heading and signature

Book /report: Title in full, author, place, publisher, date of publication, edition, number of pages, and ISBN. Followed by name of reviewer and institutional affiliation.

Software /internet resource: Name, URL, author, company, date of publication. Followed by name of reviewer and institutional affiliation.

Introduction

Introduction to the topic and overview of the content of the book/ report/ software/ internet resource: background, purpose, audience/users.

Structure and content

Describe and analyse aspects such as organization of the book/ report/ software/ internet resource, relevance, updated content, foundations, coherence, supported results.

Overall impression and relevance to the field of distance education and e-learning

 

Contributions to the field (theoretical and/or practical), applications, strengths and weaknesses, why or why you would not recommend the book/ report/ software/ internet resource to others.