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Call for papers: Special issue of 'Educational Technology & Society'
(ISSN 1436-4522) peer-reviewed journal on the theme:

"Evaluation of Learning Technologies in Higher Education"

Evaluation is becoming an increasingly important skill for practitioners in Higher
Education. It is integral to judging the suitability of learning resources or
materials, assessing web sites, monitoring courses, or researching/evaluating new
teaching and learning innovations. This issue will provide a snapshot of current
evaluation research in the sector and will include papers on current theoretical
thinking as well as evaluation case studies and empirical research.

We invite submissions covering these aspects that fall into the following categories.

- Full length articles describing research results, presented through discussion and
comparative analysis methods (about 5000 words);
- Short feature articles presenting case studies and emerging theories (about 2500 words);
- Critiques, reviews, individual experiences (about 1500 words).

Initial proposals (about 1000 words) should be concise and contain the main theses of
the proposed paper. They should be forwarded to the guest editor by email at
[log in to unmask] Please forward the following details with each submission:
- Author(s) full name(s) including title(s)
- job title(s)
- Organization(s)
- full contact details of corresponding author including email address, postal
address, telephone and fax numbers


* Special issue guest editor
Grainne Conole
Director
Institute for Learning and Research Technology
University of Bristol
8-10 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 1HH
United Kingdom
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


* Important dates
Friday, August 17, 2001 - Deadlines for initial proposals
Friday, Oct 19, 2001    - Comments on proposals
Friday, Dec 7, 2001     - Deadlines for full papers for review
Friday, Jan 25, 2002    - Review results
Friday, March 1, 2002   - Final version of papers
July 2002               - Publication


* Submission procedure

Upon invitation of the guest editor, all submissions should be forwarded as attached
files (preferably in Word or RTF) to [log in to unmask]

For figures, BMP, GIF and JPEG (JPG) are the preferred formats. Please supply
separate figures in one of these formats even if they are embedded in text.

Articles should be subdivided into numbered or unnumbered sections as appropriate,
using short, meaningful sub-headings. An informative abstract of 75 to 200 words must
be included just after the main title and authors' details. The abstract should present
the main points of the paper and the author's conclusions. Four - five descriptive
keywords should follow the abstract. The references should be listed in alphabetical
order at the end of the article under the heading 'References'. Tables and figures
should be included in the text at appropriate places. Captions must be provided for
every table and figure and must be referenced in the text.

To get familiarity with the style of the journal, please see a previous issue at:
http://ifets.ieee.org/periodical/

Regards.

Kinshuk
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Dr. Kinshuk             [log in to unmask]   [log in to unmask]
Information Systems Dept., Massey Univ., Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Tel: +64 6 3505799 ext. 2090 Fax: +64 6 3505725  http://fims-www.massey.ac.nz/~kinshuk

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