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

"Technologies and Their Effect on Learning as a Biological Process"

Pedagogies, and technologies in particular, tend to be evaluated on their
ability to adequately and effectively transmit information.  A great deal
of experiential evidence points, however, to the probability, if not the
certainty, that real learning involves something beyond the reception of
information.  This issue is intended to examine the position that
learning takes place in the brain of the learner, and that pedagogies and
technologies should be designed and evaluated on the basis of the effect
they have on student brains.

Those who believe that learning does change the brain of the learner and
who have strong opinions, or evidence for relationships between
technologies and their overall effect on a learner, are invited to submit
proposals for this issue of the ET&S Journal.

It is anticipated that many submissions will be speculative or reflective,
but any experimental research that addresses this specific problem will be
particularly welcome.

Papers that report research, or represent an original synthesis of
knowledge from disparate fields, or take the form of insightful reflection
on the topic, should be in the 4,000 to 7,000 word range.  Book reports or
presentations of small scale research should be in the 1,500 word range.

A pre-paper proposal is required and it should contain the essential
elements of the thesis, synthesis, or research.  Proposals should be
400-800 words; book review proposals can be shorter, but should provide
evidence for the book's important contributions.

Proposals can be sent to the guest editor by e-mail or surface mail. If by
e-mail, they MUST NOT be sent as attachments.  Word processor documents
should be "cut and pasted" as plain e-mail text. Details about final
submission procedure will be provided once the pre-paper proposal is
accepted by the guest editor.

Proposals should be sent to the guest editor:

Robert N. Leamnson
Prof. Biology
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
Email: [log in to unmask]

Due Dates:
Initial proposals:          Fri. Feb. 25, 2000
Decisions on proposals:     Fri. April 28, 2000
Full papers:                Fri. Aug. 4, 2000
Reviewers' response:        Fri. Sept. 29, 2000
Final versions:             Fri. Nov. 10, 2000
Publication:                January 2001

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

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