Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2008
Full Chapter Due: November 30, 2008

Book: “Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices”
A book edited by Yukiko Inoue, PhD, University of Guam

Online learning is becoming an important long term strategy for many institutions of higher education. However, in the future, “blended” learning­a balanced mix of traditional face-to-face instructional activities with appropriately designed online learning experiences­will be a more significant growth area than fully online learning. Blended learning is still in its infancy, and thus, there are few research studies providing insights into exactly how it should be implemented within curricula in higher education, or integrated with instruction. This book, therefore, provides real-life examples and experiences of those involved in developing and implementing blended learning in the higher education curriculum and instruction. It includes a wide range of the most current designs, methodologies, tools, and applications in blended courses. It also includes emerging issues, problems, and challenges in blended courses.

Objectives of the book
To provide real-life examples and experiences of those involved in:
-Designing blended learning
-Developing blended learning
-Managing blended learning
-Evaluating blended learning
-Institutional related issues
-Theory and research on blended learning

The target audience
The prospective audience of the book includes researchers, parishioners, professors, trainers, library media specialists, teachers, administrators, and educational technologists (who design instruction, produce instructional materials, and manage instructional computing services or learning resources collections) particularly from academic communities throughout the world. The goal of the book is to appeal to individuals with a professional interest in blended learning. Anyone working with blended learners or anyone engaged in blended learning will also find this book beneficial.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Theory and research on blended learning (e.g., new pedagogies, new technologies, and new theories)
-Developing and implementing blended learning
-design-related (e.g., course design, instructional strategy development, and course material designs)
-development-related (e.g., course management system, course support system, Web-based learning management system building, online tools development, online testing system development, and student corroboration)
-management-related (e.g., learning resource management, faculty support, learner support, and technical support)
-evaluation-related (e.g., curriculum quality control, and assessment of learning outcomes)
-institutional and operational-related (e.g., administration, policy, accreditation, innovations, and budgeting)

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-5 page proposal clearly explaining the objectives and concerns of the proposed chapter by August 15, 2008. The status of the submitted proposals will be notified by August 31, 2008; the authors of accepted proposals will be provided with chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 30, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly “Idea Group, Inc.”),, publisher of the Information Science Reference (formally “Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.

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

Yukiko Inoue, PhD

School of Education, University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam 96923 USA

Tel.: 671-735-2423/2440
Fax: 671-734-3651

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