Call for Papers — Special Issue on “the state of the art in smart learning” in Springer’s Smart Learning Environments Journal

Call for Papers
Special Issue on “the state of the art in smart learning” in Springer’s Smart Learning Environments Journal

[Open Access Journal: Publication fee will be waived for accepted papers]

IMPORTANT DATES

Full papers due : 20 July 2014
Feedback to authors: 31 August 2014
Revised papers due: 25 September 2014
Special issue publication: December 2014

GUEST EDITORS:

J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, USA
Marcus Childress, Emporia State University, USA

OBJECTIVES:

The International Association for Smart Learning Environments establishes a broad interpretation of what might constitute a smart learning environment. A learning environment may be considered smart when it makes use of adaptive technologies or when it is designed to include innovative features and capabilities that improve understanding and performance. Furthermore, a smart learning environment might include support for collaboration, struggling learners, and motivation. In addition, a flexible learning environment that automatically makes appropriate adjustments to what a learner knows, has mastered, and wants to learn next can be considered smart.

Specific characteristics of a learning environment that indicate smartness include (a) conversational support for learners, teachers and designers, (b) dynamic updating of student profiles, resources and databases, and (c) automatic [re-]configuration of interfaces to adjust to different learners and learning situations. In short, a smart learning environment has many of the same characteristics that one might find in an experienced and effective human tutor.

Researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals strive to design and develop smart learning environments to reform teaching and learning. The innovative use of new pedagogical approaches and technologies is leading to the evolution, design and implementation of smart learning environments. With a goal of establishing a direction for future research on smart learning environments, this special issue of Smart Learning Environments seeks academic articles on the current state of smart learning environments, including innovative uses of emerging pedagogical approaches and technologies, and research efforts on smart learning environments.

PAPER SUBMISSION:

The length of the paper should be 5000-7000 words. Submission guidelines are available at:

http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/A06204_DS_SO_SLE_SASL_CFP_Flyer_02_web.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1454402-p175320112

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about the journal, please refer to:

http://www.springer.com/computer/journal/40561

With regards,

Kinshuk
kinshuk@ieee.org

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Call for Book Proposals: Advances in Game-Based Learning (Springer) edited by Dirk Ifenthaler, Scott Warren, and Deniz Eseryel.

Greetings Members of the AECT R&T Division,

My co-editors and I would like to invite you to submit a proposal for an edited- or authored- book for the Springer book series titled “Advances in Game-Based Learning.”

This series is intended to present current perspectives on the problems and obstacles faced in the adoption of games for instruction. Although promising, the acceptance of game-based learning (GBL) is not universal. Important questions remain: Who can afford to invest in games for learning? How do teachers know if their students are learning the right things from games? How can GBL facilitate assessment of higher order learning outcomes?

The books in this series will present innovative and worthwhile research methodologies and development tools seeking to solve current problems and obstacles faced in the adoption of game-based learning for learning and instruction.

The book series is aimed at covering various subject areas, including but not limited to:
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Business Education
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More information about the book series can be found on the Springer website at http://www.springer.com/series/13094

The book proposal form can be downloaded from http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/Book+Proposal+Form_blank.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1439402-p176314749

Should you have questions about the book series please contact one of the series editors: Dirk Ifenthaler (dirk@ifenthaler.info); Scott Warren (Scott.Warren@unt.edu) or Deniz Eseryel (deniz@eseryel.com).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Deniz Eseryel, on behalf of

Dirk Ifenthaler, Scott Warren, & Deniz Eseryel
Series Editors, Advances in Game Based Learning

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