Associate Professor June Ahn is a member of the founding editorial team of the new Journal of Information and Learning Sciences, introduced January 2019 As an associate editor, Ahn has co-authored the journal's introductory editorial: "Inaugural Issue Perspectives on Information and Learning Sciences as an Integral Scholarly Nexus."
Many of today’s information and technology systems and environments facilitate inquiry, learning, consciousness-raising, and knowledge-building. Such platforms include e-learning systems, which have learning, education and/or training as explicit goals or objectives. They also include search engines, social media platforms, video-sharing platforms, and knowledge sharing environments deployed for work, leisure, inquiry, and personal and professional productivity. The new journal, Information and Learning Sciences, aims to advance our understanding of human inquiry, learning, and knowledge-building across such information, e-learning, and socio-technical system contexts. This article introduces the journal at its launch under new editorship in January, 2019. The article, authored by the journal co-editors and all associate editors, explores the lineage of scholarly undertakings that have contributed to the journal's new scope and mission, which includes past and ongoing scholarship in the following arenas: Digital Youth, Constructionism, Mutually Constitutive Ties in Information and Learning Sciences, and Searching-as-Learning.