Saturday, May 26, 2007



The Handbook of Research on Language Acquisition Technologies: Web 2.0
Transformation of Learning will provide an up-to-date overview of current
developments in Information and Communication Technologies related to the
fields of second and foreign language acquisition. The volume will feature
chapters (5,000-7,500 words) authored by leading experts in the field of
CALL, e-Learning and educational technology, offering an in-depth
description of key terms and concepts related to different areas, issues and
trends in Information Communication Technologies.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

(i). A history of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 technologies

(ii). The case for the originality of Web 2.0 technologies

(iii). The pitfalls of Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom (information
overload, Internet security, the dangers of online communities for students)

(iv). Web 2.0 and the potential for educational Institutions

(v). The pedagogical implications of Web 2.0

(vi). Second Life and language education

(vii). E-Learning 2.0 (distance learning, mobile learning, blended learning)

(viii). Web 2.0 and the history of Computer Assisted Language Learning

(ix). The use of blogs in language education

(x). Virtual gaming and Web 2.0

(xi). Podcasting in language education

(xii). Wikis in language education

(xiii). The pedagogical implications of social network environments

(xiv). Social software and learning

(xv). The role of the ICT/CALL coordinator and Web 2.0 technologies

(xvi). E-moderation and Web 2.0

(xvii). Conditions for the successful implementation of Web 2.0 in education

(xviii) Laptop projects (wireless and one-to-one)

(xix). Case studies using Web 2.0 in language learning contexts. Other areas
of research on Web 2.0 technologies (YouTube, Second Life, MySpace, iPods,
Mobile Learning, Course Management Systems, Social Software,,
Flickr, etc.) and language learning will also be considered.

Individuals interested in submitting chapters (5,000-7,500 words) on the
above-suggested topics or other related topics in their area of interest
should submit via e-mail a 2 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the
mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by June 15, 2007. We strongly
encourage other topics that have not been listed in our suggested list,
particularly if the topic is related to the research area in which you have
expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until November
30, 2007, to prepare the first draft of your chapter of 5,000-7,500 words
and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions.

Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent
to you upon acceptance of your proposal. Please forward your e-mail of
interest including your name, affiliation and a list of topics (5-7) on
which you are interested in writing a chapter to: Michael Thomas, editor, at no later than June 15, 2007.

You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by July 1,
2007. This book is scheduled for publishing by Information Science Reference
(an imprint of IGI Global) in 2008.