IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in applied research publications on all aspects of information technology management, is proud to announce the second round of winners for their ‘Fourth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards.’ The winners were chosen based on the following criteria: contribution to the field; originality of the research; practicality of research/results; quality of writing; rigor of the research; and substantive research and methodology.

The following papers were selected as the best articles for their respective journals from the 2010 volume year:

International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET)
Spiraling into Transformative Learning
Patricia Cranton (Penn State University – Harrisburg, USA)

International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM)
The Dynamics of Content Popularity in Social Media
Symeon Papadopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Informatics & Telematics Institute, Greece)
Athena Vakali (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Ioannis Kompatsiaris (Informatics & Telematics Institute, Greece)

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
The Impact of Blogging and Scaffolding on Primary School Pupils’ Narrative Writing: A Case Study
Ruth Mei Fen Wong (National Institute of Education, Singapore)
Khe Foon Hew (National Institute of Education, Singapore)

International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
Toward a Personal Learning Environment Framework
Mohamed Amine Chatti (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Mohammad Ridwan Agustiawan (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Marcus Specht (Open University, Netherlands)

Congratulations to all of the winners on their outstanding achievements!

To view the winning articles, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/journals/journalawards.aspx.