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  • Panayiotis Zaphiris
    CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~zaphiri/Announcements/call-book.html Submission Deadline: August 10, 2004 User-Centered Computer Aided
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 28, 2004


      Submission Deadline: August 10, 2004

      User-Centered Computer Aided Language Learning

      A book edited by:
      Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris, Centre for HCI Design,
      City University, London, UK

      Giorgos Zacharia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      and Open Ratings Inc., USA

      Overall Objectives of the Book
      The objective of this book is to look at the topic of Computer Aided
      Language Learning (CALL) in a new direction.

      We will focus on the human-computer interaction elements of learning a
      language online. The general goal of the book is to discuss the basis of
      a broad framework for the development and management of CALL
      environments, enriched with contributions from domains as diverse as
      education, information systems, psychology, sociology, linguistics,
      artificial intelligence, e-learning and many others. The book will put
      the emphasis on the user (learner) and propose methodologies, strategies
      and design approaches for designing interfaces that facilitate a
      user-centered design approach and focus to CALL

      The target audience
      University educators and educators in general; university
      administrators; researchers; librarians, teachers of foreign languages,
      e learning and CALL system managers and designers.

      Recommended Topics
      Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following

      * Introduction: Introductory chapters to the topic of user-centred
      design of CALL

      * Analysis: Ethnographic (virtual, phase-to-phase) studies of CALL
      courses; Requirement solicitation for CALL courses; Analysis of Social
      and Cultural Perspectives of CALL; Development or use of novel analysis
      methodologies for CALL; Analysing the social structure of CALL learning

      * Design: Learning Theories for CALL (e.g. constructivism, behaviourism,
      social constructionism) and how these can be linked to the design of
      specific learning objects; Examples of successful user-centered designed
      CALL courses; How to develop interfaces to facilitate different learning
      styles for online CALL; Design of Educational Computer Platforms for
      CALL; Design Scenarios for CALL

      * Evaluation: Student support and assessment mechanism in the era of
      networked CALL; Human Factors, Usability/Accessibility evaluation of
      CALL; Evaluating the effect of design elements (e.g. multimedia) as
      motivation factors in learning a foreign language online

      Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August
      10, 2004, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission
      and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals
      will be notified by August 31, 2004 about the status of their proposals
      and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected
      to be submitted by November 15, 2004. All submitted chapters will be
      reviewed on a blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published
      by Idea Group, Inc., publisher of the “Idea Group Publishing,”
      “Information Science Publishing,” and “IRM Press” imprints in 2005.
      Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
      document) or by mail to:

      Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris
      Centre for HCI Design
      City University
      London, EC1V 0HB

      e-mail: zaphiri@...
      Phone: +44 (0)20 7040 8168
      Fax: +44 (0)20 7040 8859

      Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris
      Center for Human-Computer Interaction Design
      City University
      London, EC1V 0HB
      Tel: +44-(0)-20-7040-8168
      Fax: +44-(0)-20-7040-8859
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