Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology

Call for Chapters Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 16, 2008

Editors: Holim Song, Ed.D. (Texas Southern University, USA)

Terry Kidd (University of Texas School of Public Health, USA)


As we move into the 21st century, educators and trainers alike are beginning to harness the power of technology and how it can be used to promote quality teaching and learning. Instructional technology and human performance either in the traditional manner or in the online and web based environment have become popular for students, educators, businesses, and educational institutions as new mediums to deliver top quality educational and training related programs. Not only has the educational institution discovered this methodology for teaching, but business and industry have begun to see the power of instructional systems and technology for training development and in human performance improvement. The Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology will provide the theoretical understanding of the essential link between education, training development, organization development, performance improvement, and instructional technology. This new publication will be distributed worldwide among businesses, industry, schools, and higher academic institutions and will be an important instrument in providing them with access to the latest knowledge relating to instructional technology and human performance in order to meet the needs and challenges of tomorrow. Contributions to this important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with notable research portfolios and expertise.


The Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, process and acronyms. Additionally, this volume will feature chapters (6,000 – 8,000 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to current trends and issues relating to instructional technology and human performance.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applications of Second Life
Mobile Learning
Web 2.0
Pod Casting
Emerging Technologies
Applications to Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition and Special Education
Affective computing in instructional technology
Game-based learning
Human-computer interaction
Virtual Reality & Modeling Simulation for Instruction
Innovative learning approaches with technology
Distance and Online Education
Multimedia Education
Technology Integration & Implementation
Multicultural & Social Issues in Technology
Technology and Ethics
Instructional Quality with Technology
Instructional Technology Innovation/Diffusion
Instructional Design Methodologies
Innovative Instructional Technology Applications
Cognition and Instructional Technology
E-Learning Architectures
Training Development & Technology
Organizational Development and E-Learning Strategy
Developing, Integrating, and Delivering E-Learning Solutions
Digital Libraries for E-Learning
Intelligent E-Learning Technology
Interactive E-Learning Systems
Knowledge Management in E-Learning
Learning & Content Management Systems
Accessibility & Usability

Invited Submissions

Individuals interested in submitting a chapter (6,000-8,000 words) on the above-suggested topics or other related topics in their area of interest should submit via email a 1-2 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by April 16, 2008. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until August 15, 2008, to prepare your chapter of 6,000 – 8,000 words and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal. Full chapters will be submitted to a double-blind peer review.

Please forward your e-mail of interest including your name, affiliation and a list of topics (5-7) on which you are interested in writing a chapter to Dr. Holim Song, editor at hsong@tsu.edu no later than April 16, 2008. You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by May 1, 2008. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), www.igi-global.com, publisher of Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science References imprints in 2010.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Editor, Holim Song
Texas Southern University
College of Education
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004

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