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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Identification, Evaluation, and Perceptions of Distance Education Experts

Proposal submission deadline: November 30, 2013
Identification, Evaluation, and Perceptions of Distance Education Experts
A book edited by Dr. Gulsun Eby (Anadolu University, Turkey) and
Dr. T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey)

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1a1cNDs

For release in the Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL) Book Series

The Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL) Book Series publishes research encompassing a variety of topics related to all facets of mobile and distance learning. This series aims to be an essential resource for the timeliest research to help advance the development of new educational technologies and pedagogy for use in online classrooms.

The subject area of the edited book is Distance Education Experts (DEE). This book will have huge potential to describe and discuss those experts with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, and occupation in a specific area (management, communication, pedagogy, technology, and evaluation) of Distance Education. Therefore, the aim of this book will be to establish a consensus on DEE to require professional and academic qualifications for them to be accepted as experts. In short, this book will make clear the relation between DEE’s knowledge and their exceptional performance in terms of cognitive structures and processes. The need for clear definitions and critical action has never been more pressing.

Objective of the book
The main purpose of this edited book is to define, analyze, and discuss the qualifications of DEE to comprehend the relation between DEE knowledge and exceptional performance in action. The key focuses will be the following: (a) Who are the DEE in action? (b) What are the main behavioral, social, cognitive, and emotional characteristics of DEE? (c) What are the main critical and creative skills of DEE? (d) What is the main professional knowledge of DEE? and (e) What are the main intellectual and distinguishing characteristics of DEE?

The overall objectives and mission of this proposed publication will carefully define the Distance Education Expert (DEE) based on the current and future trends, needs, and priorities, which will affect and modify the development of Distance Education (DE) in a postmodem world; we need to learn how to break down the digital walls. Past and future developments must be considered in order to devise a unique, open, and democratic system of DE through management, communication, pedagogy, technology, and evaluation in the education system. There is an urgent need to define and discuss DEE recognized as a reliable resource of techniques and skills.

Target Audience
This book will be of significance to those interested in online learning, teaching and training, communication, and education across multiple sectors such as universities, colleges, schools, profit/non-profit e-organizations, and e-commerce. This book will also interest professionals, scholars, and learners from diverse fields such as education, information and communication technologies, law, psychology, sociology, etc. who would like to concentrate on how Distance Education Experts (DEE) fill the gap between research needs and priorities as well as their transformative models and egalitarian practices. In addition, the book will be highly valuable to those researchers in the field interested in keeping abreast of activist developments in the digital information age. It will be an important resource for e-decision makers, e-learning environment designers, and librarians. Finally, this book will provide current strategic and creative information to those interested in omnipresent DEE with transformative approaches.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Who are Distance Education Experts?
• What does it mean to be an expert in Distance Education?
• Academic view of Distance Education Experts
• Historical academic view of Distance Education Experts
• Research related to Distance Education Experts
• Contrasts and comparisons of Distance Education Experts

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2013 a 1-2 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 15, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” and “IGI Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.

Important Dates:
November 30, 2013 Proposal Submission Deadline
December 15, 2013 Notification of Acceptance
March 30, 2014 Full Chapter Submission
May 30, 2014 Review Results Returned
June 30, 2014 Final Chapter Submission

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

Dr. Gulsun Eby
Department of Distance Education
TR-26470 Anadolu University
Tel.: +90 222 3350580/2466 • Fax: +90 222 3350639
Email: gkurubac@anadolu.edu.tr

Dr. T. Volkan Yuzer
Department of Distance Education
TR-26470 Anadolu University
Tel.: +90 222 3350580/2467 • Fax: +90 222 3350639
Email: vyuzer@anadolu.edu.tr


Dates: 10/31/2013 - 1/5/2014

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