Call for papers: Special issue of ‘Educational Technology & Society’

January 9, 2001

(ISSN 1436-4522)

peer-reviewed journal on the theme: “Integrating Technology into Learning and Working”

Important dates

15 January 2001: Deadline for initial proposals

15 March 2001: Reaction/notification on initial proposals

15 July 2001: Deadline for full papers

15 September 2001: Reaction/notification on papers (with possible rejections)

15 December 2001: Final versions of papers

January 2002: Publication

Technology is now widely used in a variety of educational and performance

support situations. New technologies are being introduced before we learn

how to make effective use of existing technologies. Rather than jump from

one technology fad to another or leap to conclusions that new technologies

require new planning and design processes or radically different learning

paradigms, it appears reasonable to consolidate what we know works best in

which various learning and work environments and to identify known gaps in

our knowledge and areas where new technologies simply do not fit well into

existing frameworks. Some things appear clear. First, the distinction between

learning environments and performance and decision support for work environments

is less and less clear. Moreover, some new technologies (e.g., Personal Digital

Assistants) do require new frameworks for planning and implementation. Finally,

new technologies provide for new planning and design possibilities (e.g.,

collaborative design and development).

This special issue will focus on Integrating Technology into Learning and

Working. Issues relevant to this topic include, but are not limited to the

following: (1) the impact of new technologies on the design, development and

delivery of educational and training materials; (2) the apparently disappearing

distinction between learning and working; (3) new frameworks for planning and

implementing learning and work support materials for new technology settings;

and (4) interactions that may exist between personality and cultural factors

and collaboration in learning and work settings.

We invite submissions covering these aspects that fall into the following


  • Full length articles describing research results, presented through discussion

    and comparative analysis methods (about 5000 words);

  • Short feature articles presenting case studies, and work in progress

    (about 2500 words); and

  • Critiques, reviews, individual experience (about 1500 words).

Initial proposals (500-1000 words) should be concise and contain the main theses

of the proposed paper. They should be forwarded to the guest editor as a plain

text in a body of an email message by. Proposals will be considered on first

come-first service basis thus allowing for more flexible planning of your

further work.

Please forward the following details with each submission:

  • Author(s) full name(s) including title(s)

  • job title(s)

  • Organization(s)

  • full contact details of all authors including email address, postal address,

    telephone and fax numbers

On the basis of initial proposals, the guest editor will invite the submissions

which should be sent to him as attached files (preferably in Word, HTML or

ASCII) to Once accepted, the final submissions should follow the author guidelines, available at journal’s website.

Special issue guest editor

Prof. J. Michael Spector

IDD&E, 330 Huntington Hall

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244


Tel: +1 315 443 3703

Fax: +1 315 443 9218