Call for Chapters: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning

Editors

Dara Tafazoli, University of Cordoba, Spain
Mª Elena Gómez Parra, University of Cordoba, Spain
Cristina A. Huertas Abril, University of Cordoba, Spain

Editorial Advisory Board:
Ali Farhan AbuSeileek, Prof. of Applied Linguistics, Al al-Bayt University, Jordan
Jozef Colpaert, Prof. of CALL, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Zohreh R. Eslami, Prof. of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University, USA
Andrew Lian, Prof of Second Language Education, University of Canberra, Australia
S. Susan Marandi, Associate Prof. of ELT, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran
Denise E. Murray, Emeritus Prof. of TESOL, Macquarie University, Australia
Hayo Reinders, Prof. of Education, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Michael Thomas, Associate Prof. of Digital Education & Learning, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2017
Submission Date: December 30, 2017

Introduction

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) is an attempt to apply different technology-based tools and programs in language classrooms in order to enhance their learning; it also assists language teachers to improve their teaching. Vis-à-vis traditional learning and teaching, TELL meets the 21st century learners and teachers’ needs, which plays a vital role in educational systems of all of the countries around the world.

There is a significant amount of research that attempts to evaluate TELL and its programs from a variety of aspects. Almost all of the related literature on the TELL/CALL is within a specific culture and society, and there is a lack of cross-cultural study on the TELL/CALL-related issues. There is an argument that educational improvement can be obtained through methods gather from comparative education research study (Stigler & Hiebert, 1999). Cross-cultural study is a kind of comparative study which looks at two or more different societies and cultures. Cross-cultural research has been incredibly valuable for research purposes.. Another perspective which emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural study is the compatibility of the product with the two different societies and culture. The editors believe that copying and applying the findings of other societies, communities, and cultures is not merely end in the same result in another context. Although there are different studies which signify the applicability and usefulness of TELL/CALL in some countries, it does not prove the fact that it should provides the similar consequences for other cultures.


Objective

This edited book will try to cover the main issues in language learning and teaching based on technology tools and programs. The publication addresses the application and implementation of research methodologies within English language classrooms in different cultures around the world. The main focus of this book will be on review, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies which meet the needs of applied linguists, CALL/TELL researchers, language teachers, and TEFL/TESOL/Linguistics graduate and post-graduate students.

Target Audience

One of the main advantages of this publication is that this book is not limited to specific boarders. The target audience such as policy makers, teachers, researchers, etc., may have this opportunity to read this book and use it as a reference. However, the main portion of the target population will be teachers, students and researchers in the field of (Applied) Linguistics.

Recommended Topics

The scope of the book includes but is not limited to the cross-cultural studies on the following topics:

• TELL/CALL theoretical foundations and perspectives
• The constraints of TELL/CALL (institutional, financial, technological, social)
• Hardware and Software technologies applicable to TELL
• TELL/CALL for CLIL and Language Medium Instruction
• Language learning in virtual environments
• Telecollaboration and CMC
• Digital game-based learning
• Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)
• Corpora and language learning
• Natural language processing and language learning
• Computer-supported collaborative learning for language learning
• Educational psychology implications for TELL
• Content development and management for TELL
• Teacher professional development and TELL
• Collaborative and/or onteractive learning with technology
• Blended learning and hybrid courses
• TELL in open, distance, and flexible learning contexts
• TELL in informal learning environments (outside the classroom)
• Use of TELL in international corporations
• Use of MOOCs for second/foreign language learning
• Assessment & evaluation of TELL
• Supporting less widely taught languages through TELL
• Digital and critical literacies
• E-learning and the Challenges
• Multimedia-based teaching and learning


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their proposals on or before May 30, 2017, a 300-500-words proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 30, 2017. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Please visit http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/**** for more details regarding this publication and to submit your work. You can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you very much for your consideration of this invitation, and we hope to hear from you by May 30, 2017!


Publisher

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," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline .................................................... May 30, 2017
Proposal Acceptance/Rejection Notification................................June 10, 2017
Full chapter Submission ..................................................................August 30, 2017
Review Results to Chapter Authors ..............................................October 30, 2017
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors .................November 30, 2017
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors ....................December 15, 2017
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor ........................................December 30, 2017


Inquiries

Inquiries should go to:
Dara Tafazoli
dara.tafazoli@yahoo.com
z52tatad@uco.es

Please write "IGI Project" in the subject of your email.


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