Call for Chapters: Handbook of Mobile Learning

July 12, 2011

Publisher: Routledge (Imprint of Taylor and Francis Group)

Mobile learning (mlearning), involves education and training using connectivity through mobile devices such as PDAs, smartphones, MP3 players, wireless notebooks and hand-held gaming systems.
The content of this book will be comprehensive, with each chapter supplying a thorough review of relevant literature, and when possible, it will be based on the research that has been published regarding the specific aspects of mlearning discussed in the chapter. The planned structure for the book follows. Topics include but are not limited to:

Part I: Historical and Conceptual Foundations and the Future of mLearning

This section would have chapters on the historical perspective of mlearning, a few of the theoretical approaches taken, and where the field may be heading. There are not any purely “mlearning theorists” or “theories of mlearning,” but there are learning theories that relate to common approaches taken in the field.

Part II: Learning and Learner Support

Found here will be perspectives on such things as informal learning, self-directed learning, student approaches to mlearning, cultural dynamics, student achievement, support for learners with disabilities, and general learner support.

Part III: Teaching and Instructional Design

Section three will have chapters that speak to interaction, collaboration, instructional design for mlearning, various teaching approaches using mlearning, and faculty/teacher perspectives.

Part IV: Policies, Administration, and Management

Chapters in this section will concern themselves with such areas as institutional policy issues, strategic planning, quality control, finance and cost issues, and legal and ethical issues.

Part V: Activities, Audiences and the International Perspective

Along with chapters addressing international perspectives, there will be chapters that report activities on specific venues such as continuing professional development, K-12, higher education, the military, and the workplace.

Authors may ask questions of either editor below. Authors should submit a two page proposal to both editors by September 1, 2011. Additionally, authors should include a list of their previously published or presented articles, but only those relevant to mlearning. Upon acceptance (October 1st, 2011) authors will have until February 1, 2012 to complete their 5000 word chapter (plus or minus 500 words).

Zane L. Berge, Department of Education, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA;

Lin Y. Muilenburg, Department of Educational Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD, USA;