In this webinar, the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (JAEOL) will discuss a variety of challenges they are seeing in the increasingly complex space of research and academic publishing. What are the continued implications of COVID-19 on publishing? How does the JAEOL (and other journals) perceive the roles of author, reviewer, associate editor, or editor-in-chief changing in the future?  Where do academic journals, in general, fit alongside books, practitioner-focused publications, or popular press?

About the host:
Patrick T. Maher, Ph.D. is Professor of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University (Canada).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. Pat has 18 years of academic experience as a researcher in outdoor education and sustainable tourism, but he has also been a practitioner as a backcountry guide, an Outward Bound instructor, and having been involved in numerous personal river expeditions across Canada’s Arctic.  Pat is also a 3M National Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Who is it for?
 All are welcome – whether you’re a seasoned academic author or reviewer, or just getting started in research and the field of outdoor learning.

Learning Outcomes
The key takeaways from this session will be: An introduction to academic research in the fields of adventure education and outdoor learning, and in particular an introduction to the JAEOL; / An explanation of academic publishing, as a means to disseminate research results; / An examination of research intersecting with practice; what that means, and how it can support the entire community. There will be plenty of time for Q&A; so please come with specific inquiries.

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