Call for Short Articles for Encyclopedia of International Computer-Based Learning

January 16, 2004

The growth of distance learning and computer-based learning is an international phenomenon. In fact, the large-scale uses of distance learning technologies have been primarily developed through the mega-universities in countries such as Great Britain, South Africa, India, and China, rather than in America. This international character has led to the current challenge to both the field’s scholars and professionals to find comprehensive resources that distil the dispersed global knowledge of computers used for educational purposes. Focusing on international best practices in computer-based educational pedagogy, management, and public policy, this volume will be an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners worldwide who seek to better understand this dynamic movement. The Encyclopedia of International Computer-Based Learning will be distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and professionals access to the latest knowledge related to distance and computer-based learning. Contributions to this important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with notable expertise.

Coverage: The Encyclopedia of International Computer-Based Learning will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms. Additionally, this volume will feature short articles (3,000-3,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in international distance learning.

Invited Submissions: Individuals interested in submitting short articles (3,000-3,500 words) on suggested topics (See the listing of our suggested topics) or other related topics in their area of interest should submit an email listing 5-7 selected topics by December 1, 2003. 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 two months to prepare your article 3,000-3,500 words) and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines for preparing your short piece and terms and definitions as well as a sample article and terms and definitions can be found on the main menu of this project at /berg

. 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 short article to Gary A. Berg, editor at no later than December 1, 2003. You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by January 15, 2004. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Idea Group Reference (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.) in the Spring of 2005.