Call for Chapters: Mobile Technologies for Organizational Learning

Editors

Alona Forkosh Baruch, Levinsky College of Education and Tel Aviv University
Hagit Meishar Tal, Holon Institute of Technology

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018
Full Chapters Due: September 14, 2018
Submission Date: November 30, 2018

Introduction

The usage of mobile technology for learning in organizations and the workplace is spreading widely, with the development of infrastructure and devices that allow ubiquitous learning and training. Hence, two major foci are of interest: one, mobile learning in general, and the other - organizational learning. Mobile learning is an emerging field, with most of the literature focusing on formal education. However, most of the research is focused on mobile technology in education refers to the educational milieu, while usage is also common in workplaces and organizations in general. Users in the latter settings are mostly adults, as opposed to children and young adults in educational settings. Since learning, teaching and training in a mobile-saturated environment is a developing field, implications for a combined overview of these topics may be beneficial both for research and practice, in the broader view of a user’s lifespan.

Objective

The purpose of this book is to present a comprehensive and contemporary body of knowledge regarding learning and training using mobile technologies. This goal poses opportunities for researchers, policy makers, and experts to sound their voice and present research, development and best practices of mobile learning in organizations and the workplace, as well as in the educational milieu.

Target Audience

This book will interest a wide audience, including researchers, developers and practitioners. Scholars and practitioners may work in educational contexts, e.g., school teachers, principals as well as higher education, e.g., faculty. Also, the working and training sector will find the book of interest, e.g., workers, managers, curriculum developers and instructional designers.

Recommended Topics

Topics include rationale & policy for learning and training with mobile technologies, e.g., paperless office and schools, "on the move" training/education, "on the spot" training/education, community-based mobile, ethical issues regarding learning and training with mobile technologies; models of learning and training with mobile technologies, e.g., ubiquitous learning, serendipitous learning, informal education and mobile technologies, virtual reality and mobile technologies, augmented reality and mobile technologies, location based apps for learning, multi-sensory data derived from mobile learning; design for training and learning, e.g., drill & practice with mobile technologies, mobile gaming, knowledge building with mobile technologies, collaboration - connecting people with mobile technologies, project-based learning with mobile technologies, OJT design using mobile devices, UX - user experience aspects of mobile learning, modalities of knowledge representation using mobile technologies, UDL – mobile technologies addressing accessibility issues, agile aspects of mobile technologies, effective training with mobile technologies, real-time evaluation/assessment on mobile devices; adoption, acceptance and implementation issues, e.g., agency involvement (managers, workers etc.), learning, training and instruction issues, rejection to mobile technologies, attitudes and perceptions of mobile training and learning, modes of usage of mobile devices for learning, challenges regarding mobile technologies for training and learning.

Submission Procedure

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-3 pages chapter proposal outlining the proposed topic and/or issue to be discussed on or before May 31, 2018. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2018b about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected on or before September 14, 2018. All chapters will undergo double-blind review and returned to authors with suggestions for improvement. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Revisions are expected by October 30, 2018.

Final Materials are expected by November 30, 2018.

All interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


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 2019.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2018
Full Chapter Submission: September 14, 2018
Review Results Returned: October 30, 2018
Final Revised Chapter Submission: November 30, 2018
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter: December 30, 2018
Expected publication: Middle of 2019


Inquiries

Inquiries can be forwarded electronically to e-mail: mobiletechbook18@gmail.com

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