CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS:Mobile Devices for Ubiquitous ICT-Based Education
Call for Papers Date:
I would like to cordially invite you to contribute your expertise to the forthcoming book entitled, "Multiplatform E-Learning Systems and Technologies: Mobile Devices for Ubiquitous ICT-Based Education", I am editing for IGI Global. Please kindly forward to colleagues who might be interested.
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2008 Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2008
Multiplatform e-learning system (sometime also known as multi-device e-learning environment or ubiquitous learning) is an emerging technology that provides integrated learning content to various accessing devices. These accessing devices could be a PC, PDA, mobile phone, Digital interactive TV, or iPod etc. The goal of a multiplatform e-learning system is to have the system designed "once" and be re-used for various accessing devices in various engaging contexts 24/7 anytime and anywhere.
Mission and Objectives of the Book
The objective of the book is to provide researchers and e-learning adopters and practitioners from various institutions with the most current information about the concepts, theories, evaluations, design and implementation technologies and issues in the emerging area of multiplatform e-learning systems.
This new publication will be distributed worldwide and will be of great value to academic and professional organisations and will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students, and professionals with access to the latest knowledge related to design, implementation and evaluation of multiplatform e-learning systems.
Organization of the Book
Section I provides an introduction and the theoretical foundations and frameworks on the multiplatform (multi-device) e-learning systems. Section II focuses on design perspectives that leverage on the theoretical frameworks. Section III will present implementation technologies and real cases on multiplatform e-learning systems. Finally, in Section IV, user evaluation methodologies on multiplatform e-learning systems are presented. Each section will be preceded by an introduction, and the book will conclude with a summary.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• New theories, frameworks and pedagogy issues for multiplatform and ubiquitous learning
• User interface design and evaluation issues
• HCI guideline for multiplatform and Ubiquitous learning
• On-line and off-line design issues
• Design architecture and implementation
• Real cases and prototypes
• Multidimensional mobility issues
• Methodology for system and user evaluations
• Content adaptation and transformation issues
• Device identification and device capabilities issues
• Communication and networking issues
• Learning content design and development issues
• Content reusability issues
• Adaptive learning issues
• Technologies and design tools
• User tracking and user modelling issues
• Device Independent Authoring Language for multiplatform and Ubiquitous learning
• Web ubiquitous access for multiplatform and Ubiquitous learning
Submission and Review Process
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2008, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the objective and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 28, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters should be about 6000-8000 words in length and expected to be submitted by July 31, 2008.
All chapters will be subject to a double-blind peer review process. Authors will also be asked to peer review another chapter submitted for the book and will have one month for the review process, which is anticipated to take place in August/September 2008.
The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, formerly Idea Group, Inc., in 2010. IGI Global, www.igi-global.com, is the publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.
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