Higher Learning Research Communications

Digital Object Identifier



Gary J. Burkholder, PhD, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5084-8099; Erwin Krauskopf, PhD, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4082-5758


We are pleased to publish the second regular issue (Volume 13, Issue 2) of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) for 2023. If there is a common theme that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the increased role that technology did and will continue to play in teaching and learning activities in tertiary education. The range of articles reflects the interest in digital teaching and learning and includes the use of scaffolded simulations, the influence of immersive virtual reality in the classroom, and gamification. In addition, guidelines around instant messaging are proposed that should continue the conversation around the ethical use of technology in teaching and learning. As is typical in the HLRC, the authors reflect diverse countries, including Canada, India, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. We look forward to 2024, when we expect to publish a special issue on English language influence in higher education teaching, learning, and research.