Call for Chapters: Applying Mobile Technologies to Chinese Language Learning

Editors

Xiaoge Xu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 29, 2020
Full Chapters Due: March 29, 2021

Introduction

As our world is moving towards an experience economy, we are more willing, and even more eager, to pay for a fun, enjoyable, and memorable experience beyond a product or service. The same situation is also happening in learning Chinese around the world. It is especially the case in mobile learning, which is growing in popularity. Beyond learning Chinese, learners expect to have a fun, enjoyable, and memorable experience associated with or generated by learning Chinese on mobile devices.

Different from the conventional ways of learning Chinese, learning Chinese on mobile devices focuses on achieving hierarchical levels of learners' needs and desires. Since mobile devices, especially Chinese learning apps, have been widely used in learning, many recorded or unrecorded efforts have been taken to enhance mobile experience in learning Chinese around the world. This edited book invites further efforts to compare mobile experience in learning Chinese among native speakers of different languages or in different environments. The identified similarities, differences and shaping factors will be theorized for a better way to describe, explain, and predict mobile experience in learning Chinese.

This edited book will also include tips and success factors for instructors and learners of Chinese. Most importantly, this edited book is designed to share the knowledge and skills on how to take full advantage of features and functions of mobile devices to enhance mobile experience in learning Chinese, a unique, memorable, and beneficial way of learning Chinese.


Objective

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in applying mobile technologies to Chinese language learning. It will be written for instructors and students of Chinese language who want to improve their teaching or learning respectively, hence enhancing mobile experience in Chinese language learning and teaching.

Target Audience

This edited book targets the global instructors and learners of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It can be used as a textbook, a premier reference book, and a guidebook. It can also be used as a general book for the general audience.

Recommended Topics

The editor of this volume will write an introduction chapter, a chapter on conceptualizing and operationalizing mobile experience in Chinese language learning, theorizing mobile experience in Chinese language learning, and a conclusion. Contributors are welcome to pick up any of the following, not limited to, topics:

1. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among English-Speaking Learners
2. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among French-Speaking Leaners
3. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Russian-Speaking Learners
4. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Spanish-Speaking Learners
5. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among German-Speaking Learners
6. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Japanese-Speaking Learners
7. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Korean-Speaking Learners
8. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Malay-Speaking Learners
9. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Arabic-Speaking Learners
10. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Portuguese-Speaking Learners
11. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Scandinavian Learners
12. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in Confucius Institutes
13. Mobile experience in Learning Chinese in African countries
14. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in Game-Based Environments
15. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in Conversation-Based Environments
16. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in AR/VR/MR-Based Environments


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 29, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 30, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted byMarch 29, 2021, 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, Applying Mobile Technologies to Chinese Language Learning. 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 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 2021.

Important Dates

Chapter proposal submission deadline: Dec. 29, 2020
Full chapter submission: Mar 29, 2021


Inquiries

Prof. Xiaoge Xu, PhD
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
xiaoge.xu@nottingham.edu.cn


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