Call for Chapters: Establishing Digital Competencies in the Pursuit of Online Learning

Editors

Eva Podovšovnik, University of Primorska, Faculty for Tourism Studies, Slovenia
Tonia De Giuseppe, University of Benevento- Giustino Fortunato, Italy
Felice Corona, University of Salerno, Italy

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 26, 2022
Full Chapters Due: November 24, 2022
Submission Date: November 24, 2022

Introduction

Researching online learning is not a new phenomenon, since practitioners started to state its importance since the beginning of the 21st century, when new technologies started to get used in online education. A shift was made from traditional, face-to-face teaching, to a more open and student-oriented way of teaching. In 2020, as the pandemics drastically invaded our lives, almost all governments decided to shut down public life and forced people to a lockdown, in order to contain the spreading of the pandemic. Education was one of the sectors that adapted quickly, mostly based on the knowledge and experience about online teaching. This was a necessary step, since education of kids cannot suffer. 2 years after pandemics, the world made a come-back to the previous situation, with no lock-down and regaining the public life for all citizens around the world. During the lockdown teachers around the world struggled in order to continue the educational process, using online learning. Some parts of the world did not have appropriate hardware and software, some teachers lack of skills and competences to teach online, some students have not access to the internet or have limited digital competences. Those are just some of the factors practitioners and researchers in education have to keep in mind.

In the book, important lessons learned about online teaching during pandemics, experiences of educators, perspectives of students and teachers will be presented. In such way, conclusions can be made what was positive during the pandemics but also which areas need more focus and attention in the future. More and more schools opted to continue online learning, even after the pandemics stopped. The mentioned book will help help them to design their learning process, in order for it to be student- and teacher-oriented.


Objective

The benefits of the book will be mostly in inspecting lessons learned about online learning during pandemics. After two years of forced changes in the educational system and shifting to a new model where online learning became reality, students and teachers gained a lot of experience and new insights into online learning. Thus, it is relevant for educators, managers of schools and also developers of online applications to understand what was learned during pandemics, in order to adapt to the new situation.

Target Audience

The book is appropriate for teachers in all areas and at all levels of study, for students of online learning, for teachers of online learning, for researchers of online learning, for developers of online learning, for computer companies developing tools and applications for online learning.

Recommended Topics

- Online learning history
- Online learning practices
- Tools for online learning
- Teachers' perspectives on online learning
- Students' perspectives on online learning
- Online learning during pandemics
- Online learning in a post-pandemic area
- Comparison of technologies used for online learning
- Digital skills needed for teachers
- Digital skills needed for students
- Adapting to online learning


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 26, 2022, 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 August 30, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 24, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://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, Establishing Digital Competencies in the Pursuit of Online Learning. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

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



Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.



Important Dates

August 26, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 30, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
November 24, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
January 22, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 5, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 19, 2023: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Eva Podovšovnik, University of Primorska, Faculty for Tourism Studies
eva.podovsovnik@fts.upr.si

Tonia De Giuseppe, University of Benevento- Giustino Fortunato, Italy
toniadegiuseppe@gmail.com

Felice Corona, University of Salerno, Italy
fcorona@unisa.it


Classifications


Science and Engineering; Social Sciences and Humanities; Government and Law; Security and Forensics; Media and Communications; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Library and Information Science; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Education; Computer Science and Information Technology; Business and Management
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