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FINAL CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014
Handbook of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning
Edited by: Sagini Keengwe, Ph.D., University of North Dakota, USA
There is a call to reform education through the creation of active learning environments that are supported by appropriate technology integration practices. Specifically, there is a call to provide active and technology-rich environments for students without undermining sound pedagogical practices. The focus on active learning is grounded on solid pedagogical models that require teachers to think about what students are learning, the process of learning, the environments supporting student learning, and ways in which current learning position the students for future
learning (Weimer, 2002). While technology can play an important role in restructuring teaching and learning practices, teachers must take a leading role in designing appropriate learning environments that integrate technology tools and applications to promote active learning.
Objective of the Book
Technology integration and active student learning is of increasing interest to stakeholders such as policymakers, administrators, educators, students, and parents. The two concepts bring together convenience and collaborative tools to engage students in authentic and high quality learning experiences. The proposed handbook will explore the multiple concepts of building a bridge from information to knowledge through integtation of appropriate instructional technology tools. The handbook will provide a wide range of strategies and frameworks to help educators and other educational researchers examine the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for technology integration to enhance active student learning. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to the following: Educational Technologies; Emerging Classroom Technologies, Mobile Learning/Technologies; Active Learning; Contructivist Pedagogies/Models; Online Learning; Blended Learning; E-learning; Higher Education; Teacher Education; Instructional Technologies, Curriculum Development; and Professional Development.
Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-3 pages chapter proposal outlining the proposed topic and/or issue to be discussed on or before June 15, 2014. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected on or before August 15, 2014. All submitted chapters will undergo double-blind review and returned with suggestions for improvement. Revisions are expected by September 15, 2014. Final Materials are expected by September 30, 2014. Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Dr. Sagini Keengwe, Associate Professor,
University of North Dakota, USA.