Call for Chapters and Reviewers for Our eBook

Proposals Submission (extended abstract) Deadline: August 24, 2009 (extended)
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Second Call NEW

Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture
A book edited by
Dr. Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada & Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Nada Mach, California State University, Dominguez Hills and
Dr. Mahnaz Moallem, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Publisher: AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education)


This book will encompass the technological influence on learning and cognition from a cultural prospective. This book weaves together different kinds of learning technologies with the thread of cultural diversity to meet the local and global educational needs. For example, one can take the cultural context embedded in the “learning objects” and use it to teach about that culture. Different chapters under each section of the book will deal with different issues related to that particular section topic. Case studies will be included to illustrate educational changes that have occurred with technological advancements. Critical reflection, analysis and suggested research approaches will propose ways and means to handle the present and indicate trends for future.

The book will include the latest developments in education, particularly emerging technologies and their impact on culture and cognition. It will list successful examples of student modeling for multimedia learning environment design, instructional delivery systems, and applications of technology where computer and mobile technologies play an indispensable role. The book will also present discussions of innovative ideas, as well as issues related to learning, teaching and assessment , work place learning, the roles of current and future technologies in learning.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in various disciplines, especially involved in teaching, training and learning environment design. The book should also serve as an important reference for undergraduate and graduate students in education, online and distance education, instructional design, multimedia design, instructional and learning technologies, assessment and evaluation, educational research and information communication technologies. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support to innovative studies concerned with the development of multimedia content in a multicultural context for 21st century education. A set of new research approaches and tools for data collection will be introduced and discussed. These will be designed to meet the present and future research demands of the changing educational, cultural and social environment created by emerging technologies.

Tentative section headings of the book

Please click the link below to go to the appropriate section to submit a short abstract of your proposal:

Section 1: Changing trends in culture and learning:Its impact on cognition

Section 2: Localization and globalization of learning

Section 3: Social learning versus individualized learning

Section 4: Impact of Technology: Language, culture and cognition

Section 5: Emerging technologies and approaches to evaluation and assessment

Section 6: Keeping pace with the changing global scenario: Learning in workplace

Section 7: Technology enhanced learning and research: New or not so new directions?

Section 8: Your suggestions (any chapter which does not belong to any of the suggested sections)

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conceptual frameworks for the changing trend in learning and culture and its impact on human cognition.
  • Organizational drivers and issues of technology use in learning.
  • Adoption and use of technologies in organizations (education & workplace)
  • Real world case studies of technology applications in organizations (education & workplace)
  • Technology as a socio-technical system
  • The alignment of the emerging technologies to workplace realities
  • Design methods and processes that address organizational, cultural and social issues
  • Methods that address how to manage opportunities and risks associated with the use of technology in learning.
  • People’s perception of and discourse about the impact of technological developments and adoption.
  • Discussion on use of social software for learning its risks and advantages
  • User-end requirements, concerning all appropriate means for understanding technology’s user requirements.
  • Understanding how learning takes place -appropriate models to map out the learning and social practices of individuals and groups
  • Pedagogy of technology enhanced learning and relevant practice
  • Social and cultural diversity, identifying how socio-cultural differences reconstruct learning and users’ subjectivities
  • Evaluation, which aims to validate design which enhances desirable learning outcomes
  • Assessment which is applicable in formal and informal learning contexts
  • Interdisciplinary approaches

In this book we intend to explore and seek answers to a number of questions which are relevant and important to present day learning, teaching, assessment and research.
  • Developing opportunities for creativity and innovation, such as You Tube, Teacher Tube, etc.
  • Networking/communication/collaboration skills and netiquette.
  • Reflective skills- how to ensure our students have them.
  • Selection and authentication of appropriate websites or platforms for learning.
  • Networking tools: how to select which platforms to use? Blogs, Wikis, Second Life, etc., are some examples.
  • Curriculum design - Globalization challenges us to internationalize to suit diverse populations.
  • Instructional design - to be multi-disciplinary.
  • Security,privacy and copyright issues.
  • Peer pressure - by role playing in Second Life, for example, Socio-cultural biases can be reduced.
  • How do students engage with online and virtual learning?
  • Can collaborative learning communities be developed and sustained using current and new technologies?
  • What are the differences in the ways children and adults use and perceive new technologies? How can Web 2.0 support formal and informal learning?
  • How will mobile technologies be used in education in the coming years?
  • What is the learning potential of virtual worlds such as Second Life?
  • Innovation in terms of developing a new curriculum aligned to the potential of new technology?
  • Developments to match the changing learning landscape with technological scenarios
  • Models of integrative learning

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 24, 2009 (September 25 for second call), 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 August 31, 2009 (October 2 for second call) about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 2, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.Acceptance for full chapters will be sent to the authors by January 11, 2010 along with feedback from the reviewers and editors. Final revised chapters will be due by February 15, 2010.

This book is scheduled to be published by AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education). For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit . This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010 at an AACE conference.

Important dates (See Second Call for abstract submission dates in September)

August 10, 2009 (extended): Short abstract of 150-200 submission (via wikispace) deadline
August 24, 2009 (extended): Extended abstract submission (via email at ) deadline.
You are allowed to submit or revise your short abstract after August 10, 2009 until the extended abstract submission deadline. After submission of the short abstract make sure to submit your extended abstract via email if you are willing to participate in the Elearn conference at Vancouver.
August 31, 2009: Notification of Acceptance (by email)
September 4, 2009: Submission of Camera Ready of extended abstract for
Symposium at Elearn Conference in Vancouver (if interested).
November 2, 2009: Full Chapter Submission (by email)
January 11, 2010: Review Results Returned (by email)
February 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission (by email)
March 1, 2010: Final Deadline (with complete indexing, glossary,---)

Editorial Advisory Board Members (in alphabetical order):
Mike Mimirinis, Middlesex University
Pithamber Polsani, NSN Academy
(List to be completed)


You may like to be involved both as chapter author and reviewer or as a reviewer only. Please add your name in the "List of Reviewers" page under the appropriate section heading. Reviewers details will be included in the book.

Inquiries (to discuss your ideas and request for invitation to join this site) and full chapter submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Madhumita Bhattacharya at