Call for Papers: Special Issue Theme: On-line Collaborative
'Educational Technology & Society' (ISSN 1436-4522)
The rapid developments in networking and the growth of the
Internet/World Wide Web and associated software tools is
stimulating a range of innovative educational applications
that are influencing both the curriculum and teaching/learning
methods. One important development is that of collaborative
learning in which the educational enterprise encourages
interactions (both synchronous and asynchronous) between
students and teachers within and between institutions.
Collaboration thus extends and has potential benefits for
teachers as well as students.
This special issue will focus on On-line Collaborative
Learning Environments and their associated interactions.
Topics include the pedagogic and learning approaches that
enable collaborative methods to be effective; the
technological and training supports that are needed; the
nature of collaborative dialogues and interactions; techniques
of assimilating these methods within curricula; appropriate
evaluation methodologies, and changes in attitudes and reward
structures that may be required within institutions.
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 work
in progress (about 2500 words); and
* critiques, reviews, individual experience (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 as a plain text in a body of an
email message by Friday October 1st 1999. Proposals will be
considered on first come-first service basis thus allowing for
more flexible planning of your further work.
** Special issue guest editor **
Professor Roger Hartley
Computer Based Learning Unit
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
Email: [log in to unmask]
** Important dates **
Deadlines for initial proposals: Friday October 1st 1999
Comments on proposals: Friday November 19th 1999
Deadlines for full papers: Friday January 28th 2000
Review results: Friday March 24th 2000
Final version of papers: Friday May 26th 2000
Publication: July 2000
** Submission procedure **
Upon invitation of the guest editor, all submissions should be
forwarded as attached files (preferably in Word, HTML or
ASCII) 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:
Please provide following details with each submission:
- Author(s) full name(s) including title(s)
- Job title(s)
- Full contact details of corresponding author including email
address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers