Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research Creating Meaningful Experiences in Online Courses


Dr. Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University)
Dr. Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University)
Dr. Joseph Blankson (Ohio Northern University)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019
Full Chapters Due: April 1, 2019
Submission Date: June 27, 2019


While online courses are said to be beneficial and many reputable brick and mortar higher education institutions are now offering undergraduate and graduate programs online, there is still ongoing debate on issues related to credibility and acceptability. The proportion of students taking online courses continues to increase (Seaman, Allen & Seaman, 2018) and the number of higher education institutions that view online education as an important part of their long-term strategy for growth is on the rise (Allen & Seaman, 2016), yet concerns regarding quality and rigor remain among certain stakeholders. There is some reluctance to teach online and to admit and hire students who have enrolled in online programs. Given these concerns, it is essential that educators in online communities continue to share the significant learning experiences and outcomes that occur in online classrooms and highlight pedagogical practices used by online instructors to make their courses and programs comparable to those offered face-to-face.


This handbook of research will detail strategies and practices used by online instructors to create meaningful teaching and learning experiences in online courses. The book contents will demonstrate the kinds of learning outcomes that can be realized through online education. As more students opt for online courses and programs it is necessary to share how best teaching and learning can be done and valued in online settings.

Target Audience

Target audience will include instructors who teach online courses and programs. The book may also be of importance to researchers interested in topics related to online teaching and learning.

Recommended Topics

1. Online Education: Past, Current, and Future
2. Faculty Professional Development in Creating Significant Teaching and Learning Experiences online
3. Envisioning significant learning in online courses
4. Designing and implementing significant experiences in online courses
5. Technology tools for creating significant experiences
6. Assessing significant learning experiences online

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals in the form of abstracts detailing their plans for their chapters on or before January 31, 2019, and full chapters by April 1, 2019. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double blind, peer review basis and must follow APA guidelines for reference citations. Contributors may be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at


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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates

December 2, 2018: 1st Proposal Submission Deadline
January 1, 2019: 2nd Proposal Submission Deadline
January 31, 2019: Last Call for Proposal
April 1, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
May 30, 2019: Review Results Returned
June 27, 2019: Revised Chapter Submission
July 11, 2019: Notification of Final Acceptance
July 25, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Dr. Lydia Kyei-Blankson (
Dr. Esther Ntuli (
Dr. Joseph Blankson (