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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:31:55 +1300
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Dear Colleague
I would like to cordially invite you to contribute your expertise to the
forthcoming book entitled, "Multiplatform E-Learning Systems and
Technologies: Mobile Devices for Ubiquitous ICT-Based Education", I am
editing for IGI Global. Please kindly forward to colleagues who might be


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2008 Full Chapters Due: July 31,


Multiplatform e-learning system (sometime also known as multi-device
e-learning environment or ubiquitous learning) is an emerging technology
that provides integrated learning content to various accessing devices.
These accessing devices could be a PC, PDA, mobile phone, Digital
interactive TV, or iPod etc. The goal of a multiplatform e-learning
system is to have the system designed "once" and be re-used for various
accessing devices in various engaging contexts 24/7 anytime and

Mission and Objectives of the Book

The objective of the book is to provide researchers and e-learning
adopters and practitioners from various institutions with the most
current information about the concepts, theories, evaluations, design
and implementation technologies and issues in the emerging area of
multiplatform e-learning systems.

Target Audience

This new publication will be distributed worldwide and will be of great
value to academic and professional organisations and will be
instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students, and
professionals with access to the latest knowledge related to design,
implementation and evaluation of multiplatform e-learning systems.

Organization of the Book

Section I provides an introduction and the theoretical foundations and
frameworks on the multiplatform (multi-device) e-learning systems.
Section II focuses on design perspectives that leverage on the
theoretical frameworks. Section III will present implementation
technologies and real cases on multiplatform e-learning systems.
Finally, in Section IV, user evaluation methodologies on multiplatform
e-learning systems are presented. Each section will be preceded by an
introduction, and the book will conclude with a summary.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* New theories, frameworks and pedagogy issues for multiplatform and
ubiquitous learning

* User interface design and evaluation issues

* HCI guideline for multiplatform and Ubiquitous learning

* On-line and off-line design issues

* Design architecture and implementation

* Real cases and prototypes

* Multidimensional mobility issues

* Methodology for system and user evaluations

* Content adaptation and transformation issues

* Device identification and device capabilities issues

* Communication and networking issues

* Learning content design and development issues

* Content reusability issues

* Adaptive learning issues

* Technologies and design tools

* User tracking and user modelling issues

* Device Independent Authoring Language for multiplatform and Ubiquitous

* Web ubiquitous access for multiplatform and Ubiquitous learning

Submission and Review Process

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March
31, 2008, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the
objective and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by April 28, 2008 about the status of their
proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters
should be about 6000-8000 words in length and expected to be submitted
by July 31, 2008.

All chapters will be subject to a double-blind peer review process.
Authors will also be asked to peer review another chapter submitted for
the book and will have one month for the review process, which is
anticipated to take place in August/September 2008.

The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, formerly Idea
Group, Inc., in 2010. IGI Global,, is the publisher
of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information
Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science
Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information
Science Reference imprints. 

All other enquiries and submissions should be forwarded electronically
or by email to:

Dr. Tiong-Thye Goh

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School of Information Management

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Phone: +64-4-4636860


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