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  • Gary Motteram
    CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR CHAPTERS AND CASE STUDIES Title Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training: Emerging Technologies and Applications Co-editors
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 4 7:29 AM
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      CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR CHAPTERS AND CASE STUDIES


      Title

      Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training:
      Emerging Technologies and Applications

      Co-editors

      Michael Thomas Ph.D.
      Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan

      Euline Cutrim Schmid Ph.D
      University of Education Heidelberg, Germany


      INTRODUCTION

      Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training combines
      content-based chapters on
      the main pedagogical issues associated with Interactive Whiteboards
      (IWB) along with
      practical case studies exploring their use in actual learning
      environments. The focus of the
      book is on the use of IWBs in schools, colleges, universities and
      training contexts, across
      all disciplines.

      The substantial investment in digital or Interactive Whiteboards
      around the world is set to
      continue over the next five years. This is especially true of the USA
      and the UK. Currently,
      nearly 80% of high schools and 90% of primary schools in the UK have
      Interactive
      Whiteboards installed in their classrooms. Interactive Whiteboards
      have been adopted
      around the world, in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and South America. They
      are an emerging
      technology that will continue to reach out beyond the school system
      and into further and
      higher education.

      Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training aims to be one of
      the first high quality
      collections by a recognized international press on this major subject
      of relevance to
      instructors across the educational spectrum, from schools to
      universities and training
      organizations.


      CHAPTER PROPOSALS

      Chapter proposals are being sought for the first section of the book
      (6-10 chapters).
      Chapters should focus on a substantive area of pedagogy related to the
      use of IWB
      technology. Completed chapters should be between 6,000 - 8,500 words
      in length, and
      fully referenced following APA style guidelines. Possible subject
      areas to be addressed by
      the chapters include:

      (i). Enhanced interactivity

      (ii). Multimedia in the classroom

      (iii). The use of wireless remote devices (slates, clickers etc.)

      (iv). Teacher training and professional development

      (v). Task-based teaching and learning

      (vi). IWB and Web 2.0

      (vii). Web-based learning

      (viii). IWB and learner motivation

      (ix). Classroom interaction and collaboration

      (x). Resources for IWB

      Proposals on other topics in addition to those listed are welcomed.


      CASE STUDIES PROPOSALS

      The second section includes 12-20 case studies which develop and
      complement the
      themes of the first section of the book by exploring instructors'
      practical experiences.

      All of the case studies are organized according to a similar format
      thus enabling
      comparison. Case studies represent first-hand accounts from those
      involved directly in
      the projects described. The case studies should be based on research
      done with IWB or
      related technology in the last five years. Each case study should
      address the following
      sections:

      (i). the context of the project

      (ii). the rationale of the project

      (iii). the teaching and learning aims and objectives of the project

      (iv). the technology infrastructure

      (v). the evaluation and assessment criteria used

      (vi). the learning outcomes and findings of the project

      (vii). future implications of the project (institutional, for
      teaching, for learning, for
      professional development)

      The final word-length of each case study is expected to be in the
      range of 3,500 – 6,000
      words.


      SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

      Please send a 1-2 page proposal outlining the main features of your
      proposed chapter or
      case study and how it is relevant for the collection. Proposals and
      submission enquiries
      should be sent as MS Word documents by email to: Dr Michael Thomas, at:

      <michael.thomas@...>

      The deadline for the receipt of a proposal is October, 30, 2008.

      The subject line of the email should read, "IWB Chapter/Case Study
      Proposal."

      All proposals should include the following information:

      (i). Full name and title of the author(s)

      (ii). Professional status (Teacher, Lecturer, Professor etc.)

      (iii). Professional affiliation (Name of your educational institution)
      (iv). Professional address

      - Department
      - Employer
      - City & Postal/Zip code
      - Country
      - Phone/Fax
      - Email addresses (home/work)

      (v). Please attach a short biographical statement of each author (ca.
      50-100 words).

      All proposals will be vetted and returned to the authors within 2
      weeks of receipt with
      appropriate feedback.

      The first draft of the chapters and case studies is due on or before
      February 15, 2009. All
      submitted work will be subject to a double-blind refereed process.

      Authors of accepted proposals will be sent further guidelines for the
      development of their
      chapter or case study in due course. Prospective authors may submit
      more than one
      chapter and/or case study proposal. However, only one chapter and case
      study can be
      accepted per author.

      The book is under contract with IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.)
      and tentatively
      scheduled for publication in 2010. For additional information
      regarding the publisher,
      please visit <www.igi-global.com>.
    • Graham Davies
      I have found the MFL Resources discussion list to be a valuable source of information on how IWBs are used in UK secondary schools. IWBs are now so widespread
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 5, 2009
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        I have found the MFL Resources discussion list to be a valuable source
        of information on how IWBs are used in UK secondary schools. IWBs are
        now so widespread in UK schools that IWB as an abbreviation has become
        synonumous with ICT. Here is the discussion list URL:

        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mflresources/

        Search the message list and you will find that IWBs are frequently
        mentioned.

        There is a section on IWBs at the ICT4LT site - Section 4 of Module
        1.4, entitled "Whole-class teaching and interactive whiteboards":

        http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-4.htm#anchor12058

        Graham
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