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Theme: "Multimedia Systems for Lifelong Learning: Success and Challenges"
Special issue: Campus-Wide Information Systems Journal (ISSN 1065-0741)

* Important dates
Friday 4 August 2000 Paper submission
Monday 9 October 2000 Outcome notification
Friday 24 November 2000 Revised version
Monday 23 January 2001 Feedback on revised version
Friday 9 March 2001 Final version

Lifelong learning has become a subject of major interest in recent years. Learners
in this category constitute those who continue formal, non-formal and informal
learning activities beyond student life. Such learners obviously include
practitioners who have to learn continuously due to rapid changes in the technology
employed for their work. Lifelong learners are also those who traditionally pursued
adult learning or distance learning avenues in order to advance or complement
current knowledge in pursuit of career advancement or recreation activities.
Motivation to learn is typically problem focused and is relevant to the need of the
learner to gain understandings or to master a skill.

Clearly, there is an array of contemporary technological hardware, software and
systems that augment life-long learning; multimedia technologies and systems
provide a range of ways for aiding the lifelong learner to achieve success in
knowledge and skills acquisition whether these be physical or cognitive. Research
into the use of multimedia for learning is, therefore, crucial in developing
effective and efficient technologies and systems for lifelong learning. This
special issue will focus on the success of, and lessons learned from the research,
development and implementation of multimedia technologies and multimedia systems.

* Submission
We invite submissions, of no more than 4000 words in length, covering these
aspects. A title of no more than eight words should be provided. Authors must
supply an abstract of 100-150 words. Up to six key words should be included which
encapsulate the principal subjects covered by the article. Please provide names
and affiliations of all authors and postal address, email address, phone and fax
numbers of contact author.

The submissions should be sent by EMAIL to guest editors (please indicate clearly
that the submission is for CWIS special issue), preferably in Word, PDF or HTML
format. Please send the submissions to [log in to unmask] (copy to
[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]).

*Guest editors
Dr Kinshuk
Information Systems Department
Massey University, Private Bag 11-222
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 350 5799 Ext 2090
Fax: +64 6 350 5725
Email: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Dr Jens J. Hansen
Programme Leader, Master of Educational Management
UNITEC Institute of Technology, Private Bag 92025
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 815 4321 Ext. 8797
Fax: +64 9 815 4310
Email: [log in to unmask]

Dr Ashok Patel
CAL Research & Software Engineering Centre
Bosworth House, De Montfort University
Leicester LE1 9BH, United Kingdom
Tel/Fax: +44 116 257 7193
Email: [log in to unmask]

General information about 'Campus-Wide Information Systems' journal can be
obtained at:

Dr. Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]   [log in to unmask]
Program Chair, Intl.Workshop on Adv.Learn.Tech.(IWALT2000)
Editor, "Educational Technology & Society"
Chair, IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
Chair, ACM SIGCHI New Zealand

Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725