Call for Chapters: Exploring Technology-Infused Education in the Post-Pandemic Era

Editors

Lawrence Tomei, Robert Morris University, US, United States
David Carbonara, Duquesne University, US, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 24, 2023
Full Chapters Due: March 17, 2024
Submission Date: March 17, 2024

Introduction

Exploring Technology-Infused Education in the Post-Pandemic Era will examine the rapid (perhaps too rapid!) integration of 21st century technologies (e.g., videoconferencing, social media, virtual classrooms, and other technologies mandated) for the delivery of instruction to students absent from the traditional school environment. Educators at all levels found themselves using teaching strategies they had once sworn were not for them literally days after the pandemic began. Now that the pandemic is history, and perhaps in lieu of the fact that this two-year hiatus from the traditional classroom forced teachers outside their comfort zone, this text will remind teachers of the benefits and advantages of technology to students even in a traditional classroom environment. And provide them with real-world applications that help address the individual learning styles and new-found expectations of their students.

Objective

Since the end of the 2020-2022 pandemic, teachers have had to decide whether to return to the traditional delivery of instruction or continue using state-of-the-art technologies in their classrooms. The research community has simply not caught up with their role in providing documented research to assist teachers in measuring the value of these newest technologies. What technologies were made available during the pandemic? Have these technologies proven themselves in the classroom? Can these technologies continue to be used effectively in conjunction with the traditional classroom? We need to share more studies that prove the value of these technologies

Target Audience

K-16 classroom teachers who wish to expand their use of technologies employed during the 2020-2022 pandemic in future instructional endeavors. Many teachers were "forced" into using new technologies during the pandemic; specifically, virtual classrooms, videoconferencing, and social media. For years, many of these same teachers had adamantly vowed to avoid the use of technology. Since the end of the pandemic, many of those same teachers are opting to permanently incorporate these technologies into the routine delivery of everyday instructional content. This text will offer teachers many practical, real-world examinations of the applications available for using these technologies in the classroom.

Recommended Topics

Exploring Technology-Infused Education in the Post-Pandemic Era will focus on the delivery of instruction using tools and techniques previously reserved for only the most innovative teachers. Specifically, the proposed text will share the benefits and advantages of:  Virtual Classroom Technologies. A virtual classroom is an innovative new method of bringing together students into a controlled environment tailored for teaching new concepts and ideas. Students can engage with the material from any device that can connect to the Internet.  Social Media Applications. Social media is a collective term for websites and applications that focus on communication, community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. Social media uses the “wisdom of crowds” to connect information in a collaborative manner. For the newest school of educational psychology, social media provides the avenue for Connectivist learners to explore academic content.  Videoconferencing Applications. Video conferencing allows multiple people to meet and collaborate face to face long distance by transmitting audio, video, text and presentations in real time through the internet. Taking the form of both asynchronous and synchronous communication, videoconferencing benefits of using video conferencing in the classroom was a life-saver during the pandemic, providing a venue for Parent-Teacher Conferences, Video tours, experts in the classroom, and online Learning for the Advanced Student.  Other 21st century Technologies will be included beyond the three major topics so as not to omit related technologies that were brought to bear to deliver instruction outside the traditional classroom.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 24, 2023, 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 January 7, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 17, 2024, 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, Exploring Technology-Infused Education in the Post-Pandemic Era. 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 2024.



Important Dates

December 24, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 7, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
March 17, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
April 28, 2024: Review Results Returned
May 26, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
June 2, 2024: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Lawrence Tomei
Robert Morris University, US
tomei@rmu.edu

David Carbonara
Duquesne University, US
carbonarad@gmail.com



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Education
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