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Theme: "Integrating Technology into Learning and Working"

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

** Important dates
15 January 2001:    Deadline for initial proposals
15 March 2001:      Reaction/notification on initial proposals
15 July 2001:       Deadline for full papers
15 September 2001:  Reaction/notification on papers (with possible rejections)
15 December 2001:   Final versions of papers
January 2002:       Publication

Technology is now widely used in a variety of educational and performance
support situations. New technologies are being introduced before we learn
how to make effective use of existing technologies. Rather than jump from
one technology fad to another or leap to conclusions that new technologies
require new planning and design processes or radically different learning
paradigms, it appears reasonable to consolidate what we know works best in
which various learning and work environments and to identify known gaps in
our knowledge and areas where new technologies simply do not fit well into
existing frameworks. Some things appear clear. First, the distinction between
learning environments and performance and decision support for work environments
is less and less clear. Moreover, some new technologies (e.g., Personal Digital
Assistants) do require new frameworks for planning and implementation. Finally,
new technologies provide for new planning and design possibilities (e.g.,
collaborative design and development).

This special issue will focus on Integrating Technology into Learning and
Working. Issues relevant to this topic include, but are not limited to the
following: (1) the impact of new technologies on the design, development and
delivery of educational and training materials; (2) the apparently disappearing
distinction between learning and working; (3) new frameworks for planning and
implementing learning and work support materials for new technology settings;
and (4) interactions that may exist between personality and cultural factors
and collaboration in learning and work settings.

We invite submissions covering these aspects that fall into the following
- 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 (500-1000 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. Proposals will be considered on first
come-first service basis thus allowing for more flexible planning of your
further work.

Please forward the following details with each submission:
-Author(s) full name(s) including title(s)
-job title(s)
-full contact details of all authors including email address, postal address,
telephone and fax numbers

On the basis of initial proposals, the guest editor will invite the submissions
which should be sent to him as attached files (preferably  in  Word,  HTML  or
ASCII) to [log in to unmask] Once accepted, the final submissions should follow the
author guidelines, available at journal's website.

** Special issue guest editor
Prof. J. Michael Spector
IDD&E, 330 Huntington Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
Tel: +1 315 443 3703
Fax: +1 315 443 9218
Email: [log in to unmask]

To get familiarity with the style of the journal, please see a previous issue at:

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