Please find below second call for papers for 'Educational Technology
& Society (ISSN 1436-4522) peer-reviewed journal on special theme:
On-line Collaborative Learning Environments

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


The  rapid  developments in networking and the growth  of  the
Internet/World  Wide  Web  and associated  software  tools  is
stimulating  a  range  of innovative educational  applications
that are influencing both the curriculum and teaching/learning
methods.  One  important development is that of  collaborative
learning   in  which  the  educational  enterprise  encourages
interactions  (both  synchronous  and  asynchronous)   between
students   and   teachers  within  and  between  institutions.
Collaboration  thus  extends and has  potential  benefits  for
teachers as well as students.

This  special  issue  will  focus  on   On-line  Collaborative
Learning   Environments  and  their  associated  interactions.
Topics  include  the  pedagogic and learning  approaches  that
enable   collaborative   methods   to   be   effective;    the
technological  and  training supports  that  are  needed;  the
nature of collaborative dialogues and interactions; techniques
of  assimilating  these methods within curricula;  appropriate
evaluation methodologies, and changes in attitudes and  reward
structures that may be required within institutions.

We  invite  submissions covering these aspects that fall  into
the following categories.

* 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 (about 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 Friday October 1st 1999.  Proposals will  be
considered on first come-first service basis thus allowing for
more flexible planning of your further work.


** Special issue guest editor **

Professor Roger Hartley
Computer Based Learning Unit
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Email: [log in to unmask]

** Important dates **

Deadlines for initial proposals: Friday October 1st 1999
Comments on proposals:           Friday November 19th 1999
Deadlines for full papers:       Friday January 28th 2000
Review results:                  Friday March 24th 2000
Final version of papers:         Friday May 26th 2000
Publication:                     July 2000


** Submission procedure **

Upon invitation of the guest editor, all submissions should be
forwarded  as  attached files (preferably  in  Word,  HTML  or
ASCII) to [log in to unmask]

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.

To get familiarity with the style of the journal, please see a
previous issue at:
http://ifets.gmd.de/periodical/

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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