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Call for Papers: Special Issue Theme: Learning individually: life-
long perspective

'Educational Technology & Society' (ISSN 1436-4522) peer-reviewed
journal

http://ifets.gmd.de/periodical/


One  cannot  survive  in  quickly  changing  technological  world
without upgrading one's knowledge and skills, mastering new tools
and  procedures. Learning, which was attributed to the  childhood
and  youth,  became a life-long activity. Understanding  of  this
fact requires reconsideration of educational process and training
tools, but also motivates new design decisions for wide range  of
software  applications. Life- long learning cannot be covered  by
traditional  re-training  courses, it  requires  new  forms,  new
solutions,   integration  of  results   of   cognitive   science,
artificial  intelligence, instructional design and  many  others.
This  issue  will  focus on the needs of individual  learner  and
technological  innovations that may enhance the learning,  making
it  efficient  and  fascinating, focused and flexible,  deep  and
diverse.

We invite submissions discussing:

* specifics of  the adult learning, advises of psychologists  and
  findings of tutors;
* innovative technology-enhanced re-training methods;
* tools and resources for learning individually;
* knowledge-based  performance  support  systems,  open  learning
   environments; and
* other relevant issues.

that fall into one of the following categories:

* full  length  articles describing research results,  presenting
  thorough  discussion  and  comparative  analysis of  methods or
  tools (about 7000 words);
* short  feature articles  presenting case studies, and  work  in
  progress (about 3000 words); and
* critiques, reviews, individual experience (about 1500 words).

Initial  proposals 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 email message by Friday April
16th  1999. Your proposals will be considered on first come-first
service  basis thus allowing for more flexible planning  of  your
further work.


** Special issue guest editor

Katherine Sinitsa
Senior Researcher
International Research and Training Centre
for Information Technologies and Systems
(IRTC ITS) UNESCO/IIP
P.O. Box 933, Kiev-87,
252087, Ukraine
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


** Important dates

Deadlines for proposals:          Friday April 16th, 1999
Deadlines for first draft:        Thursday July 1st, 1999
Deadlines for papers for review:  Friday August 13th, 1999
Review results:                   Friday October 1st, 1999
Approval of final version:        Monday November 1st, 1999
Publication:                      Saturday January 1st, 2000


** Submission procedure

Upon  invitation of the guest editor, all submissions  should  be
forwarded to her as attached files (preferably in Word,  HTML  or
ASCII)  to  [log in to unmask] Please, use [log in to unmask]
for any other communication with the guest editor.

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.

Please provide following details with each submission:
- Author(s) full name(s) including title(s)
- Job title(s)
- Organisation(s)
- Full  contact details of  corresponding author including  email
  address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers

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