Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Call for Chapters: "Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues"

Call for Chapters: "Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues"

*Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2009
*Full Articles Due: July 30, 2009

Full call for chapters: http://www.scm.tees.ac.uk/flazarinis/

A book edited by Fotis Lazarinis, Steve Green, Elaine Pearson University of Teesside, UK

To be published by Information Science Reference, IGI GLOBAL

--Introduction & Objective of the book--

As the e-learning industry continues to expand every day, and the methods and tools necessary to create and maintain content and infrastructure applications become more complicated there is an inherent need for these applications to interoperate and exchange data in order to better support the needs of learners and educators. This book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of e-learning standards
and interoperability. The main purpose of the handbook is to promote the discussion of and present specific solutions for increasing the interoperability of future standalone and Web-based educational tools. Further, the role and issues arising from the deployment of learning standards will be investigated. The ultimate goal of this publication is to be a scholarly edition suitable for practitioners and researchers in the area of educational technology with a focus on content reusability and interoperability.

--Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following
(Additional topics can be found at http://www.scm.tees.ac.uk/flazarinis/):
* Learning standards for interoperability
* Interoperability use cases
* Interoperability of Web-based educational systems
* Learning objects repository interoperability

--Submission Procedure--
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 15, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," and "IGI Publishing" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.

Inquiries and submissions (Word document) can be forwarded
electronically or by mail to: Fotis Lazarinis,

--Important Dates--
April 30, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 15, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
July 30, 2009: Full Chapter Submission Deadline
September 10, 2009: Review Result Returned
October 30, 2009: Final Chapter Submission