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                JOURNAL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA IN EDUCATION
                          An Interactive Journal
                          For Interactive Media

                        http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/
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Dear Colleague,

A special issue focusing on "Authoring Tools & The Educational Object
Economy" is now on the web for open peer review at:

   http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/

This issue has been submitted by the East/West Group, a research consortium
of US publishers, universities and educational software companies.

It addresses concerns ranging from multimedia authoring tools for
educational applications, to authoring communities struggling to share
interoperable components, to new challenges and business opportunities for
publishers.

We hope this issue will stimulate more conversations between the diverse
communities -- educators, researchers, software developers, and businesses
-- who must work together to create an economy of new media educational
resources.

The contents of the issue, listed below, are available as HTML and Adobe
Acrobat documents.


INVITATION

We invite you to read the articles, explore the author-reviewer discussions
that have been taking place over recent months, and contribute your own
insights and links. Authors, reviewers, editors -- and any others who have
subscribed to a review discussion -- will receive email copies of your
comments (ie. you are not posting into a vacuum), and all are  encouraged
to respond.

Open peer review closes on 15 May, 1998, after which articles are revised
in the light of the review discussions.


BACKGROUND

JIME is both a peer reviewed journal and an action research project at the
Open University, investigating social and technical dimensions to new forms
of scholarly publishing. JIME places particular emphasis on using networked
media to deliver interactive software demonstrations, and to facilitate
constructive discourse between authors, reviewers and peers. Further
background and related publications can be found at the JIME site.

We look forward to your contributions, and encourage you to circulate this
to relevant communities.

   Jim Spohrer (Apple Computer)                  Special Issue Editors
   Tamara Sumner (Open University)
   Simon Buckingham Shum (Open University)

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Special Issue by the East/West Group:
Authoring Tools and the Educational Object Economy

   http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/

Introduction to the Articles and Debate in this Special Issue
   Jim Spohrer (Apple Computer)
   Tamara Sumner (Open University)
   Simon Buckingham Shum (Open University)

Authoring Content in the PAT Algebra Tutor
   Steven Ritter, John Anderson and Olga Medvedeva (Carnegie Mellon
University)
   Michael Cytrynowitz (Oracle Corporation)

Shop Class for the Next Millennium: Education through Computer-Enriched
Handicrafts
   Mike Eisenberg and Ann Nishioka Eisenberg (University of Colorado)

Learn to Communicate and Communicate to Learn
   Alexander Repenning, Andri Ioannidou, James Ambach (University of Colorado)

Scaleable Integration of Educational Software: Exploring The Promise of
Component Architectures
   Jeremy Roschelle and Jim Kaput (University of Massachusetts)
   Walter Stroup (Dartmouth University of Texas)
   Ted. M. Kahn (DesignWorlds for Learning, UCLA & IRL)

A Model for Distributed Curriculum Using Topic Encapsulation
   Tom Murray (University of Massachusetts)

Learning Technologies in Support of Self-Directed Learning
   Gerhard Fischer and Eric Scharff (University of Colorado)

Publishing New Media in Higher Education: Overcoming the Adoption Hurdle
   Leslie G. Bondaryk (PWS Publishing Company, Boston)

Educational Publishing and the Web
   Ann Marion and Elizabeth H. Hacking (Houghton Mifflin Company)

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Dr Simon Buckingham Shum           Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University             Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K.
Alias Email: [log in to unmask]           http://kmi.open.ac.uk/sbs
Tel & Vmail: +44 1908 655723            Fax: +44 1908 653169
J.Interactive Media in Education: http://www-jime.open.ac.uk
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