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***2nd CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS***

INTELLIGENT AND ADAPTIVE LEARNING SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR
LEARNERS AND TEACHERS
A book edited by: Sabine Graf, Fuhua Lin, Kinshuk, and Rory McGreal
To be published by IGI Global:
http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=775 

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 15, 2010
Deadline for Chapter Submission: May 15, 2010


Motivation
**********
Providing learners with an environment that reacts intelligently to their
needs and incorporates their individual characteristics for presenting
suitable information and learning material helps to support learners and
makes learning easier for them. Such systems and environments can
incorporate, for example, the learners' prior knowledge, preferences,
learning goals, misconceptions, learning styles, and cognitive abilities. 

Technology enhanced learning takes place in many different forms and
contexts, including formal and informal settings, individual and
collaborative learning, learning in the classroom, at home, at work, and
outdoor in real life situations, as well as desktop-based learning and
learning by using mobile devices. Environments range from desktop-based
learning systems such as learning management systems, which present learners
with learning material and activities, to mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous
learning environments which are used in real life settings and enable
learners to learn from real learning objects. In each of these forms and
contexts, adaptive and intelligent support has potential to contribute in
making such learning environments more personalized, user-friendly, and
effective in supporting learners in learning. 

Objective of the Book
*********************
This book focuses on how intelligent support and adaptive features can be
integrated in currently used learning systems and discusses how intelligent
and adaptive learning systems can be improved in order to provide a better
learning environment for learners. Furthermore, the book will show how
adaptivity and intelligent support enriches emerging areas of technology
enhanced learning by supporting learners and/or teachers through intelligent
techniques, as well as incorporating learners' and/or teachers' needs and
characteristics .

The book aims at presenting innovative research work for enhancing learning
environments with adaptivity and intelligent support in different contexts
and settings, ranging from provision of courses and assessment in formal
desktop-based learning systems to learning environments that support
collaborative, informal, ubiquitous learning.

Target Audience
***************
The primary market includes libraries, as well as academics and professional
practitioners working in the area of technology enhanced learning and
interested in adaptive and intelligent learning environments. Furthermore,
the book is targeted at teachers who are interested in using learning
technologies and/or have an interest in reading more about the potential of
adaptive and intelligent learning technologies. Another market includes
those interested in specific themes of the book (e.g. adaptive assessment,
intelligent support for collaborative learning, and so on).

Recommended Topics
******************
Topics of chapters deal with models, architectures, development, and
evaluations of intelligent and adaptive learning environments and systems,
as well as with best practices of using adaptive and intelligent learning
environments and systems. The book consists of six sections dealing with
application areas of adaptivity and intelligent support in technology
enhanced learning and covering specific issues of the respective application
areas, as well as general issues such as student modeling, authoring, and
usability issues in the respective areas. The sections of the book deal
with:

. Intelligent and Adaptive Course Provision
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Chapters in this section deal with intelligent and adaptive learning systems
that focus on provision of courses, learning material, and learning
activities by considering learners' characteristics, behaviour, and needs
and/or providing intelligent support for learners and/or teachers. It
includes intelligent and adaptive aspects related to (but not limited to):
o Presentation and navigation support
o Sequencing of learning objects
o Curriculum planning
o User interfaces and usability issues
o Intelligent agents and agent technologies

. Intelligent and Adaptive Testing and Assessment
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Chapters in this section deal with intelligent and/or adaptive techniques
for testing and assessing students' performance in a course, as well as
providing intelligent and adaptive feedback to students. It includes
intelligent and adaptive aspects related to (but not limited to):
o Automatic composition of exams and creation of questions
o Peer assessment
o Intelligent and adaptive feedback for learners
o Automatic marking of exams

. Semantic Web and Ontologies for Intelligent and Adaptive Learning
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Chapters in this section discuss how Semantic Web technologies and/or
ontologies can enhance intelligent and adaptive learning systems. It
includes intelligent and adaptive aspects related to (but not limited to):
o Intelligent ontology-driven learning systems
o Incorporation of metadata in learning systems
o Applications of Web 3.0 in educational systems

. Enhancing Collaborative Learning with Adaptivity and Intelligent Support
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Chapters in this section deal with intelligent techniques and/or adaptive
features that facilitate and improve collaborative learning. It includes
intelligent and adaptive aspects related to (but not limited to):
o Group formation
o Individual support of learners in groups
o Collaborative student modeling
o Creation and selection of group learning activities
o Social computing and Web 2.0 for education

. Adaptive and Intelligent Features in Game-based Learning and Virtual
Worlds
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^
Chapters in this section show how adaptivity and intelligent support can
enhance game-based learning, as well as learning in virtual worlds. It
includes intelligent and adaptive aspects related to (but not limited to):
o Educational robots and toys
o Educational games
o Game design
o Storytelling and narrative in education
o Virtual characters/agents
o Learning in virtual worlds
o Augmented reality in education/training
o Multimedia in education/training
o Simulation and animation for learning

. Mobile, Pervasive, and Ubiquitous Learning enhanced through Adaptivity and
Intelligent Support
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Chapters in this section discuss how mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous
learning can be enhanced by adaptivity and intelligent support. It includes
intelligent and adaptive aspects related to (but not limited to):
o Using mobile devices for learning
o Location and context awareness in learning systems
o Pervasive and ubiquitous learning environments
o Small-screen interface design
o Learning scenarios with wireless sensor networks
o Smart and interactive technologies for education

Submission Procedure
********************
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their 2-3 page chapter
proposals on or before March 15, 2010. A chapter proposal should clearly
explain the objectives, target, and content of the proposed chapter. Authors
of accepted proposals will be notified latest by April 1, 2010 concerning
the status of their proposals and sent chapter submission guidelines. Full
chapters are to be submitted by May 15, 2010. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed using a double-blind review process. Contributors may also be
requested to serve as reviewers for this book project. The authors of
accepted chapters will be notified by August 1, 2010. 

Important Dates
***************
March 15, 2010:		Deadline for proposal submission (2nd Call)
April 1, 2010:		Notification of proposal acceptance/rejection
May 15, 2010:		Deadline for chapter submission
August 1, 2010:		Review results returned
September 15, 2010:	Deadline for revised chapters
October 15, 2010:		Final acceptance notification
November 1, 2010:		Deadline for final chapters submission

Publisher
*********
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group
Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science
Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This
publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or
by mail to:
Dr. Sabine Graf, Dr. Fuhua Lin, Dr. Kinshuk, Dr. Rory McGreal
Athabasca University, Canada
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