CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 15, 2010
Full Chapter Deadline: September 1, 2010
Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems: Adoption and Standardization
A book edited by Dr. Rosalina Babo and Dr. Ana Azevedo
To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=840
e-Learning plays a significant role in education, and its importance increases day by day. Learning environments can take a myriad of distinct forms. Learning Management Systems emerge as an important platform to support effective learning environments. Furthermore with the rising of Web 2.0, learning environments are also overflowing Learning Management Systems and Institutions’ boundaries.
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are used all over Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and the need to know and understand its adoption and usage arises. However, there is a lack of information about how LMSs are being used, which are the most adopted, whether there is a country adoption standard and which countries use more LMSs.
On one hand, there are different institutional cultures and characteristics and, on the other hand, there are several distinct LMS tools, it is expected to find out distinct experiences. The richness of each of the experiences can help the worldwide community to better understand how well LMS are being used.
Objective of the Book
The primary objective of this book is to provide insights concerning Learning Management Systems on Higher Education Institutions. The book aims to increase understanding of LMS adoption and usage providing relevant academic work, empirical research findings and an overview of LMS usage on Higher Education Institutions all over the world.
The target audience of this book will be composed of Education government members, Higher Education Managers, researchers, academicians, practitioners and graduate students in every field of study are the target audience of this book. LMS are not limited to a specific academic area being a trend and a new learning approach in any scientific field.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
LMS on Higher Education Institutions
Evaluation of LMS
Evaluation of LMS adoption
Evaluation of LMS’s tutor usage
Evaluation of LMS’s students’ usage
LMS Impact Studies
Emerging and best practices in LMS adoption and usage
Partnerships in e-Learning
Evaluation of e-Learning
Managing quality in e-Learning
Open Source LMS
Enables and constrainers of LMS usage
Relations between Web 2.0 and LMS
LMS tools and the Web 2.0
What are the most used LMS
LMS adoption factors
Usage rates of LMS (Scientific areas, gender, Age, …)
Comparison of different LMS platforms (Moodle, Blackboard,…)
Best practices in LMS policies and procedures
Strategies for faculty LMS orientation and ongoing education
Internal review practices of LMS usage
The student view vs. the professor view of LMS
LMSs case studies
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 15, 2010, 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 June 15, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 1, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
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.
May 15, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
September 1, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
October 31, 2010: Review Result Returned
January 15, 2011: Final Chapter Submission
February 15, 2011: Final deadline
Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Adriana Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania
Antonio Andrade, Universidade Cat�lica Portuguesa CRP, Portugal
Bani Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Demetrio G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Luis Borges Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Paulo Oliveira, ISEP – IPP , Portugal
Robert M. Panoff, The Shodor Education Foundation, USA
Rosa Maria Bottino, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, UK
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Rosalina Babo and Dr. Ana Azevedo
ISCAP – IPP