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From the Editor

Maria Zając

Dear E-mentor readers,

We are thrilled to observe that our efforts to publish E-mentor journal in English has met such a great interest. That is the fourth edition of the journal prepared and published within the scope of a grant funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. We do hope to be able to continue the project of issuing the international version of E-mentor in the following years as it has proved to be a success.

In the current edition, one may distinguish two main directions of consideration. The first one refers to the role of information and communication technologies both in education and in business. The latter reflects the challenges that the logistics industry faces nowadays due to the 'disruptive' role of IT. Sensors, robots, automation, cloud computing, data analysis, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, digital twins or blockchain technology are the examples of disruption mentioned by the author of the paper.

Concerning the university, IT appears in the context of adaptive learning and its advantages analyzed by the team of the authors from the University of Central Florida and the Colorado Technical University, with Professor Charles Dziuban as a leader. IT is also present in the papers concerning foreign language learning by the use of videoconferences, instant messaging apps, and international collaboration tools. The concept of professional development through the online course is another example of using IT for academic purposes. Last but not least, is the proposal of an app aimed at eliminating the accessibility barriers, in this case - in Art education.

The second direction of considerations in this edition is university education in general; starting from the strategy of the university in the context of its social responsibility, through the analysis of choices of the university candidates to the concept of the University of Third Age. We do hope that you will find these papers an exciting reading.

In 2019 we plan to continue issuing e-mentor journal in English. Researchers and teachers from HE institutions interested in publishing with E-mentor may refer to the brief guide for authors published on the last but one page of the journal. More detailed instructions and the submission form can be found online at: http://www.e-mentor.edu.pl/eng/page/8/Info_for_Authors.

Maria Zając
Editor

"Zwiększenie liczby artykułów w języku angielskim publikowanych w czasopiśmie E-mentor"- zadanie finansowane w ramach umowy nr 748/P-DUN/2017 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę.

"Increasing the number of articles published in English in the E-mentor journal" - a task financed under the agreement No. 748/P-DUN/2017 from the funds of the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland designated for the dissemination of research and science achievements.