Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism

Editors

Serap SISMAN-UĞUR, Anadolu University, serapsisman@anadolu.edu.tr
Gulsun KURUBACAK, Anadolu University, dr.dr.gulsun@gmail.com

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018
Full Chapters Due: September 15, 2018
Submission Date: September 17, 2018

Introduction

The use of technology for the improvement of the individual is the basic definition of transhumanism. On the other hand, transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future, and also a movement developed gradually over the past two decades. It is based on the endless of human transformation. Therefore, transhumanism can be viewed as an extension of humanism. As a movement, transhumanism aims to upgrade the human body through science, constantly pushing back the limits of a person by using the cutting-edge technologies to fix the human body, and to upgrade it beyond its natural abilities, such as learning. In this context, new communication and information technologies will be another way to help humanity transformation.

Transhumanisim must advocate the moral right to use technologies to extend the individual capacities, to surpass natural limits and improve human themselves in not only physical and psychological but also learning areas. In other words, the cutting edge technologies must be used to improve human lives for living longer, healthier and intellectual existence. At this point, transhumanists must be progressive, advocate the use of emerging technologies to improve not only human lives including cybernetics, artificial intelligence, social networks, space colonization, cryonics and curing aging but also human learning. Transhumanism, therefore, must be a sound philosophy by valuing scientific facts, reason and logic above spiritual principles as well as seeing humankind controlling its own transformation, and promoting rational thinking, freedom, tolerance, democracy, and concern for human beings. Improving the human learning means to improve the human organism that transforms beyond natural and biological limits.

Learning about technologies, with technologies and for technologies must be one of the most important focuses of transhumanism. Not only can transhumanism radically change human habits, but also learning practices. Therefore, the aim of thishand book is to foresee a futuristic view of how transhumanism can achieve the sustainability in the context of human learning to prevent human intelligence in the future. The foundation of a revolutionary transformation on human learning will be established for the social networks. Thus, transhumanism must be sustainable, and be transforms humans through ecological learning environments.


Objective

Recent years have seen rapid movements in transhumanism. Transhumanists has new approaches, methods and techniques that will have an impact on social, political, spritual, etc. issues. A major dillema is the identification of a set of global values, norms, and ethics to relate to the diverse needs of learners in the digital world. One of the major concern is about how to identify global values, norms, and ethics by establishing appropriate human learning. When addressing future priorities and needs, and examining future isues and challenges for transhumanism in the near future. It is essential to clearly identify values, norms, and ethics in relation to
- Transhumanist approach in learning
- Qualifications and expectationsas a learner in transhumanist age
- Supporting learning with technology
- Establishing social networks via transhumanism
- Being a transhumanist leader in learning
- Plannig and budgeting learning in transhumanist age

The main purpose of this handbook is to identify, discuss and scrutunize the future trends, priorities and needs of learning and the age of transhumanism. The key focuses will be on learning and the age of transhumanism in the following:
(a) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Management?
(b) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Communication?
(c) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Pedagogy?
(d) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Technology/Computing?
(e) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Evaluation?
(f) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Biology/Genetics/Psychology?
(g) What are the future trends, issues and challenges of Sociological/Intelligent Social Networks?
Tentative Table of Contents/Topic Coverage
Please list all areas of possible coverage, including topics to be covered within the publication.

Tentative table of contents are listed below; but contents are not limited with this table.
- Introduction to future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Management-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Communication-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Pedagogy-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Technology/Computing-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Evaluation-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Biology/Genetics/Psychology future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
- Sociological/Intelligent Social Networks future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism
Objectives, Impact, and Value
Please explain the benefits of this publication, why it should be published, and how the theme will impact your field of research.



Target Audience

This handbook will be of significance to those interested in learning, teaching and training, communication, computing education, etc. across multiple sectors such as universities, colleges, schools, profit/non-profit e-organizations, and e-commerce. This handbook 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 transhumanism merges the gap between future needs and priorities as well as their transformative models and egalitarian practices. In addition, this handbook will be highly valuable to those researchers in the field interested in keeping abreast of activist developments in the digital information age. It would be an important resource for decision makers, learning environment designers and librarians. Finally, this handbook will provide current, strategic, and creative information to those interested in omnipresent learning in the age of transhumanism with its transformative models.

Recommended Topics

Tentative table of contents are listed below; but contents are not limited with this table. - Introduction to future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Management-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Communication-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Pedagogy-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Technology/Computing-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Evaluation-based future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Biology/Genetics/Psychology future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism - Sociological/Intelligent Social Networks future trends, issues and challenges of learning in the age of transhumanism

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 15, 2018, a chapter proposal of 400 to 750 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 15, 2018, and 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. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism. 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 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: .......................................................... June 15, 2018
Full chapter Submission: .............................................................. September 15, 2018
Review Results to Chapter Authors: ............................................ November 15, 2018
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: .................. December 30, 2018
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: ...................................... December 30, 2018


Inquiries

Serap SISMAN-UGUR, Anadolu University, serapsisman@anadolu.edu.tr
Gulsun KURUBACAK, Anadolu University, dr.dr.gulsun@gmail.com


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