Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education

Editor(s): Bruno Poellhuber (Rédacteur en chef), Marc Couture (Rédacteur adjoint), Michel Lepage (Rédacteur adjoint), Simon Parent (Rédacteur adjoint)


The International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education (IJTHE) / Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire (RITPU) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, launched in 2004 as a result of a collective and innovative initiative taken on by the universities of Quebec (Canada). The Journal serves as a forum to facilitate the international exchange of research results on the pedagogical dimensions of the use and applications of technology in higher education. The Journal presents different teaching approaches with technology and offers a wide range of papers on academic and interdisciplinary research and practice, directed toward a wide audience.

The articles are published in English or French, according to the author’s language preference. The abstracts are available in both English and French.

Subscribing to the worldwide initiatives towards open science, the Journal:

  • is distributed in open access under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) allowing for full reuse of article content;
  • is engaged in a stepwise process towards the sharing and reusing of research data associated with the articles, with an emphasis on open data.

There is no charge (APC) for submission or publication in the Journal.

The Journal is indexed in Mir@bel, the Web of Science (Clarivate) – Core Collection – Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), as well as in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


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Editorial Correspondence

International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education (IJTHE)
Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire (RITPU)
c/o Bruno Poellhuber, University of Montreal
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville,
Faculté des sciences de l’éducation
Université de Montréal
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

Telephone : (514) 343-6111 #8744

Email  :

Open access

The current issues and the journal’s archives are offered in open access.

Back issues (43 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics


Manuscript Admissibility

The Journal publishes three issues per year, regular or special. Are admissible articles that are relevant to its aims and scope, and that:

  • satisfy the principles, rules, and requirements governing rigorous scholarly communication in the domain;
  • respect the ethics policy of the Journal and its data sharing requirements (see below);
  • conform with its manuscript presentation guidelines;
  • when applicable, reproduce only third-party works or substantial parts thereof with the copyright owner's permission.

The types of articles accepted for publication are:

  • editorials (mainly in special issues);
  • practical papers presenting experiences with technology, or evaluation of online courses, with critical discussion : advantages, disadvantages, limitations, etc. (with hyperlinks, screen captures, etc.: 1,500 - 2,500 words);
  • critical perspectives providing a particular vision or direction on technology in higher education (substantiated with references to the literature) (3,000 - 6,000 words);
  • full research papers with empirical data (3,000 - 6,000 words);
  • brief literature reviews or current research notes (500 - 1,200 words).

Word numbers quoted above are indications only. They convey the wish of the Editorial board to encourage shorter texts, more suitable to online reading and the intended audience.

Peer-Review Process

Every manuscript submitted to the Journal is first examined to determine if it conforms to the editorial policy, in which case it will be subject to double-blind peer review by two or three referees who have expertise in the given field and who are not from the same institution as the author(s).

Following the assessment of the manuscript, each reviewer will offer one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept as is
  • Accept with only minor modifications
  • Accept with major modifications
  • Reject

These recommendations form the basis of the Journal’s decision regarding the acceptance of the manuscript (conditional or not), forwarded to the corresponding author.

In case of a conditional acceptance, the author(s) will revise the text in light of the recommended corrections and resubmit the manuscript within the specified timeframe. The final decision, acceptance, rejection or request of further modifications, will be forwarded to the corresponding author.

In any case, for the final version, the author(s) will update the references in the text, most notably by verifying the availability and URL addresses of online documents.

For special issues, that have a particular theme and whereupon an issue director, who may not be an Editor of the Journal, coordinates its preparation (inviting authors to submit a paper, giving indications regarding the selected theme, etc.), the same rules of the peer review process are applied and the Journal remains in charge of the decisions concerning the acceptance of manuscripts.

For those papers that have been accepted for publication, the Journal preserves the right to make any editorial corrections deemed necessary to improve the writing style, the readability and the conciseness of the text. If needed, the PDF version of the articles ready for print will be sent to the corresponding author for a last verification.

Sharing of Research Data

Sharing of research data is one of the dimensions of open science. It is part of an international movement to make these data, often collected with the help of public funding, available for further research as well as for the public benefit. It is now required by many funding agencies.

Sharing your data, which may be formally cited through their DOI, increases the visibility and impact of your publications, and may bring new research collaboration opportunities.

Being part of this movement, the Journal requires, as of March 2024 that the submission of a manuscript include a data sharing statement, relative to the data collected during the research and supporting the article. This statement indicates if such data exist and will be made available (in whole or in part) and, if so, how and under which access and reuse conditions. It may also include a date of availability, which may be posterior to the publication date.

The Journal doesn't prescribe any specific sharing modality, but strongly encourages depositing data on a dedicated repository; it's indeed a condition for obtaining a DOI for a dataset.

However the Journal recognizes that it may be difficult, even impossible to share data collected in some types or contexts of research. One thinks notably of qualitative research with human participants, constrained by strict rules regarding confidentiality and participant consent.

In a later phase, sharing of data through a dedicated repository will become a condition for publication in the Journal, naturally taking into account the above-mentioned limitations concerning certain types or contexts of research.

For further explanations, see this page, which contains annotated links to relevant documents and resources.


As the Journal subscribes to the worldwide initiatives towards open access to scientific literature, it is distributed in open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license allows anyone to freely copy, distribute or display the text, modified or not, as long as they mention its authors and provide, whenever feasible, a hyperlink to the original publication in the Journal.

It is important to note that by agreeing to distribute the article under a Creative Commons License, the author(s) keep the entire copyright on their text, including the so-called “commercial rights” provided by the Copyright Act. To that effect, the author(s), subject to the Publishing Agreement clause forbiding competing submissions, may:

  1. at any time, distribute or make available the manuscript, including its revised post-peer-review version;
  2. once the article is available on the Journal website, distribute, make available, republish the article, modified or not, by any means. It must however be understood that the CC BY licence, which allows anyone to do the same, cannot be revoked.


The Journal is permanently archived on Portico.


Each author of a manuscript submitted to the Journal must abide by the following five rules.

  1. Authorship credit. The authors byline includes all individuals who (1) have made a substantial intellectual contribution to the research and (2) have approved the final draft of the article, and only those individuals.
  2. Data integrity. Data are used as collected. Any further modification (correction, selection, omission, truncation, normalization, etc.) to data or results is described and justified in the article.
  3. No plagiarism. Any element (text, table, graphical object) included in the article and taken from or strongly inspired by someone else's work is duly signalled, with full acknowledgment of the source.
  4. No redundant publication. The article is in major part made of elements not included in any text currently submitted to or previously published in a journal or other peer-reviewed publication venue. However, this rule doesn't apply to documents (manuscripts, reports, theses, dissertations, etc.) made available on personal websites and institutional or subject-based repositories; posting on such sites does not constitute publication.
  5. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The use of AI tools for the production of the article (e.g. writing, translation, language improvement) or for the underlying research (e.g. literature review, data collecting, analysis and interpretation, etc.) must be clearly described in the article and rightly cited according to the Journal reference style. The author(s) remain responsible for the whole article, including any part generated by an AI tool.

The Journal may check for ethical shortcomings with any appropriate tool or method, for instance using appropriate software or consulting with individuals involved in the situation. Reviewers and readers may also bring suspicions to the attention of the Journal.

Any situation of suspected ethical shortcoming is examined by a committee formed of the editor-in-chief and two other members of the Board of Directors.

The committee analyzes the situation following the principles of natural justice, including the right for suspected individuals to explain their viewpoint. The content of the discussions of the committee and, when applicable, the hearing of suspected individuals, is confidential.

If the committee concludes that the Journal's ethics policy has been violated, it may, according to the gravity of the violation, require corrections or impose appropriate sanctions, up to the withdrawal of the article and a ban on further publication in the Journal.

The committee communicates its decision, which is final and without appeal, to the suspected individuals and the Board of Directors. If the committee concluded that the Journal's ethics policy had been violated, it may also notify external organizations or institutions, for instance other journals, or the home institutions of the individuals responsible for the violation.

Information for contributors


General Rules

The author who submits the article, called “corresponding author”, acts if applicable in the name of all authors, who jointly share the responsibility of the submission and must also provide the confirmations mentioned below.

The corresponding author must first make sure that the content and format of the manuscript conform to the editorial policy of the Journal.

Therefore, the corresponding author must notably:

  • confirm that the manuscript has neither been published nor submitted elsewhere to be considered for publication;
  • if applicable, confirm that they hold the rights to reproduce any third-party work or substantial part thereof included in the manuscript;
  • confirm that they comply with the ethics policy of the Journal;
  • classify the manuscript according to the types of texts published in the Journal.

Furthermore, the corresponding author must confirm, as stated in the Publishing Agreement, that they agree that the final (i.e. accepted and revised) version of the text will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) License. This license allows anyone to freely copy, distribute or display the text, modified or not, as long as they mention its authors and provide, whenever feasible, a hyperlink to the original publication in the Journal.

Lastly, the corresponding author must fill the data sharing form, joined to the Publishing Agreement. This form indicates if the article is based upon data that can be shared and, if so, describes how and under which conditions the data are made available.

General Guidelines for Manuscript Presentation

Manuscripts must be sent to the Editor-in-chief in electronic form, in .docx (preferably), .doc, or .rtf format. The Publishing Agreement, filled by the primary correspondent, must also be sent to the Editor-in-chief.

The manuscript must conform to the reference style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2010).

  • The text must be double-spaced with a Times New Roman font, 12 points.

  • The author designated as the primary correspondent must present on the title page of the electronic document, his/her name, mailing address, telephone numbers as well as his/her institutional affiliation, followed by the submission date of the manuscript. In the case of a manuscript with more than one author, this information must be provided for each contributor. Upon publication of the paper, the authors’ names will be listed in the order used on the title page.

  • The title of the manuscript should be concise and clear.

  • The abstract, which must be submitted in French and English, should be presented below the title on a new page. A maximum of 100 words in length, the abstract must state the purpose of the paper and specify the objectives, the method used, the results obtained and the conclusions drawn. The abstract must be followed by a list of at most 10 key words or terms for referencing.

  • Tables and figures can be directly inserted in the text, or presented on separate pages and compiled at the end of the manuscript; in that case, the placement of all tables and figures must be clearly indicated throughout the text (for example, “Note to the Journal: Insert Table 1 here”).

  • Inline citations and references (in a Reference section at the end) must comply with the APA style, as described in the Publication Manual (6th edition, 2010).

To ensure objectivity in the review process, two distinct files should be prepared, one of which must be devoid of any information allowing for the identification of the author, the title page should thus not contain any identifying information about the author, and the name of the author(s) in citations and references is replaced by “Author(s)”, as in (Authors, 2012).

Submitting an Article

Before submitting the manuscript, please ensure you have read and understood the editorial policy, including the ethics policy, and the guidelines for manuscript presentation. You must also make sure you have filled the Publishing Agreement, which confirms that you agree to the conditions of publication, including to make your text made available for distribution under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Finally, you must have filled the Data sharing statement form.

When you have done this, send to your three electronic files, namely the two versions of the manuscript (with and without the authors’ names), and the Publishing Agreement (with Appendices A and B filled).

One must generally count on 4 to 6 months between the submission of a manuscript and the online availability of the article.

Manuscript With More Than one Author

Submitting an article is an action for which the authors share a joint responsibility. Therefore, you shall send your co-authors a copy of your submission email (attachments included).

The Journal will then write to your co-authors and ask them to confirm that they (1) approve the manuscript as submitted, (2) accept the terms of the Publishing Agreement and (3) assume the responsibilities arising from the Agreement.

Failure to receive this confirmation from all authors might delay the processing of the manuscript.

Editorial board


The Editorial Board is composed of the Editors, in charge of the operation of the Journal, and of experts in the field of the Journal. The Board approves the aims and scope of the Journal, its policies, roles and responsibilities, and its budget. Furthermore, it advises the Editors on any aspect of the Journal operation, as well as on any question submitted by the Board.


Bruno Poellhuber, Editor-in-chief: Université de Montréal

Marc Couture, associate editor

Michel Lepage, associate editor

Simon Parent, associate editor: Université de Montréal

Other Members of the Board

Serge Ammel Attenoukon : Université d'Abomey-Calavi

Christian Depover : Université de Mons

Gabriel Dumouchel : Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Annie Jezegou : Université de Lille

Gaëlle Molinari : Université de Genève/UNIDISTANCE

Nadia Naffi : Université Laval

Daniel Oliva : École de technologie supérieure (retraité)

Chantal Tremblay : Université du Québec à Montréal

Laura Winer : Université McGill



The International Review Board is composed of those who have reviewed at least one article for the Journal in the last three years, and agree to be invited to do so again in the future.

Here is the list of its members (2024):

John Augeri, Université Numérique Île-de-France, FRANCE

Sylviane Bachy, Université libre de Bruxelles, BELGIUM

Dorothée Baillet, Université libre de Bruxelles, BELGIUM

Ambroise Baillifard, UniDistance, SWITZERLAND

Mourad  Benali, Centre Régional des Métiers de l'Éducation et de la Formation de la région de l'Oriental - CRMEFO, MOROCCO

Laure-Emeline Bernard, Aix-Marseille Université / IMSIC, FRANCE

Denis Bertieaux, Service d'Education et des Sciences de l'Apprentissage de l'Ecole de Formation des Enseignants - Université de Mons, BELGIUM

Sandrine  Biémar, Faculté des sciences de l'éducation et de la formation de l'Université de Namur, BELGIUM

Isabelle Borras, Pacte Laboratoire de sciences sociales, Université Grenoble Alpes, FRANCE

Mounia Bouhafs, Université Cadi Ayyad - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Marrakech, MOROCCO

Nadjette Boukebbeb, ENS Assia Djebar Constantine, ALGERIA

Kaddachi Bouzayane, ISET Siliana, TUNISIA

José Manuel Castillo, Université de Poitiers - Laboratoire CERCA, FRANCE

Rawad Chaker, Université Lumière Lyon 2, FRANCE

Chantal Charnet, Unité de recherche LHUMAIN - Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, FRANCE

Yuchen Chen, Le Mans Université, FRANCE

Bernard Coulibaly, Université de Haute Alsace de Mulhouse, FRANCE

Florian Dauphin, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, FRANCE

Geneviève David, Centre d'excellence sur le partenariat avec les patients et le public, Montréal, CANADA

Marie-Pier Duchaine, Université Laval, CANADA

Clément Dussarps, Université de Bordeaux, FRANCE

Karen Ferreira-Meyers, University of Eswatini, ESWATINI

Rym Grioui, Institut Supérieur des Cadres de l'Enfance, Université de Carthage, TUNISIA

Stéphane Guillon, Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE

Angelika Güsewell, HEMU - Haute école de musique, SWITZERLAND

Sabrina Hombourger-Barès, Université TÉLUQ, CANADA

Sandra Jamieson, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA

Matthieu Josselin, Université de l'Ontario français, ON, CANADA

Sophie Kennel, Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE

Renze Kolster, University of Twente, NETHERLANDS

Pénélope Krystalli, Université Aristote de Thessalonique, GREECE

Olivier Le Deuff, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, FRANCE

Sonia Lefebvre, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, CANADA

Marie Michèle Lemieux, Université du Québec, CANADA

Joanie Maclure, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, CANADA

Julie Massé, Université Laval, CANADA

Luc Massou, Université de Lorraine, FRANCE

Amanda McKenzie, University of Waterloo, CANADA

William Menvielle, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, CANADA

Cendrine Mercier, Nantes Université, FRANCE

Florent Michelot, Université de Moncton, CANADA

isabelle Mirbel, Université Côte d'Azur, FRANCE

Jean-Marc Nolla, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), CANADA

Chrysta Pélissier, LIRDEF - Université de Montpellier, FRANCE

Jean-François Plateau, Université de Haute-Alsace, FRANCE

Cécile Redondo, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, FRANCE

Eric Sanchez, LIP/TECFA Université de Genève, SWITZERLAND

Charlotte Sannier, Université Laval, CANADA

Jérémi Sauvage, Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3, FRANCE

Brigitte Simonnot, Université de Lorraine, FRANCE

Mathieu Thibault, Université du Québec en Outaouais, CANADA

Chantal Tremblay, Université du Québec à Montréal, CANADA

Emmanuelle Voulgre, Université Paris Cité, Laboratoire EDA, Département des Sciences de l'éducation et de la formation, FRANCE