CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Technology-Centric Strategies for Higher Education Administration

Editors

Dr. Purnendu Tripathi, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India
Dr. Siran Mukerji, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 25, 2016
Full Chapters Due: July 15, 2016
Submission Date: November 15, 2016

Introduction

Technologically Sustainable and Accessible Higher Education is new found theme of researchers, practitioners and educators across the globe. Due emphasis is now laid upon integrating the modes offered by technology for not only creating a sustainable educational environment but also providing quality driven accessible support services to the target group. Evidently, the area of Higher Education Administration needs to be analyzed from this perspective. With greater emphasis on integration of technology with education and trans-national collaboration amongst the Universities, Technology centric Higher Education Administration is a specialized area with ample research taking place in applying technology in Administration policy, governance, marketing, leadership and development etc. in Higher Education.

A background research of available literature on Technology assisted Higher Education revealed that there is a need for the Book on Technology assisted Higher Education Administration. Existing books on similar and related titles of Higher Education Management clearly shows that although there is significant amount of literature on Higher Education Administration as a whole but a Book on Technology centric Higher Education Administration and that too in the context of Research Studies/ Case Studies from Trans-national perspective is yet to be published. Hence, there is an urgent need to fill the gap with a Book on Technology Centric Higher Education covering the domain of Learning environment, Administration, Policy, Leadership, Governance, Marketing and Transnational Collaboration with a holistic perspective focusing on Higher Education.
Therefore, this book is proposed to be a sincere effort to collaborate with researchers to share their research studies, case studies, innovations and good practices in the various conceptual, functional and operational dimension of technology centric Higher Education Administration.

Objective

The Book has been planned and proposed to address the core issues of Technology centric Management, Governance, Administration, Leadership, Policy and Marketing etc. in the domain of Higher Education including Distance Education and non formal education with the following set of objectives:
a. To present a comprehensive volume of Research Studies/ Case Studies on Trans-national Technological and Institutional collaboration amongst institutions of Higher Education and related areas;
b. To provide the audience a comparative and analytical perspective of various issues like Technology centric learning environment, Management, Governance, Policy, Marketing etc. in Higher Education institutions, their educational programs and support services and the related issues in the context of international competition; and
c. To highlight the strategic framework adopted by Higher Education Institutions and policies of developing and advocating sustainable educational programs and student services in order to successfully meet global competitive challenges, thus having competitive advantage over other institutions.
Accordingly, the mission of this book is to provide an international platform to the technology end users, educational administrators, policy makers, teachers and researchers, educational program managers and developers, educators, trainers, educational marketing specialists etc. to contribute and share their research studies, experiences, ideas, attitudes and perspectives on how institutions in their respective countries are addressing the core issues of management of higher education towards providing quality and internationally accredited higher education.

Target Audience

The proposed book is perceptibly expected to be very useful for upper – level course supplement especially in Masters and Doctorate level programs in Higher Education Technology, Higher Education Management, Educational Administration, Marketing Management, Services Marketing, Educational Management, Higher Education Planning and Management, Higher Education Administration and Leadership, Policy on Higher Education, Higher Education Marketing as a specialized stream because students and researchers would get good deal of detailed and comparative resource as strategies, experiences and challenges in a single volume.
It is expected that this book would certainly be useful as a library reference in all the face to face as well as blended learning mode institutions of not only higher education but also non formal education including that imparted by community colleges, vocational education, distance education , skill enhancement and competence development etc around the world due to its comprehensive and comparative character.

The proposed publication is expected to be of use to the following audience:

a. Higher Education Policy makers and Administrators, Educators, Trainers and Teachers, and Researchers in Technology enabled learning environments: The proposed book will provide a comparative and comprehensive analysis of use of technology in higher education, administration, policy , Leadership and its overall management of various issues across the world and also highlight best practices and experiences from the varied range of countries. The audience of this book will benefit by having a single volume focussing on all these aspects. It will act as a good resource book for researchers in Technology centric Higher Education Environments and its administration besides for the scholars in Educational Management, Marketing of Educational Programs, Higher Education and Management and Development of Education. By concentrating on various experiences and perspectives across the world, scholars of different institutions through the present volume will get to know about latest advancements and applications of technology , management and administration ideas in higher education of other countries thus can apply and adopt these as best practices in their own institutions.

b. Educational Program Managers, Support Services Managers, External Relation, partnership managers and Business Development officers: Since the book is concentrating on the core issue of technology centric educational management in Higher Education from trans-national perspective so it is expected that this book would provide a comprehensive insight into key international collaborative strategies for higher educational institutions.

Recommended Topics

Technology in Higher Education Administration
Higher Education Management
Higher Education Administration and Leadership
Policy on Higher Education
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Social Media in Higher Education
Virtual Spaces and Higher Education
Cross-cultural Virtual Classrooms in Higher Education
Flexible e-learning for Higher Education
Technology for Sustainable Educational Development
Technology for Quality Assurance in Higher Educational Programs and Support Services
Technology for Transnational Partnership and Collaboration in Education
Technology in Transnational Strategies for Higher Education
Hypermedia-based Learning Environments
Learning Management Systems
Online Teaching Partnerships
Blogging for effective Higher Education
International Blended Learning Programs
Online Global Knowledge Partnership
Blended Assessment Methods in Higher Education
Virtual Teacher Training
Support Services for Students in Higher Education
Technology for Marketing of Higher Education
Services Marketing in Higher Education
Higher Education Administration in Distance Education Institutions
Higher Education Development and Leadership
Management and Development in Higher Education
Quality Assurance in Higher Education
Training and Development in Higher Education
Transnational Higher Education Collaboration through international partnerships
Curriculum Development Strategies for International Outreach
Higher Educational opportunities for Rural and Inaccessible Areas
Management Training in Higher Education
Collaborative Knowledge Construction
Skill Development and Competence based Higher Education
Community Colleges and Collaborative Educational Environments
Ethical issues in Higher Education Marketing
Green marketing for Higher Education
Network Marketing of Higher Educational Institutions
Quality, Gap Analysis, and e-Grievance Redressal for Institutional Support Services
Societal Marketing and Higher Education

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before 25th May 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2159 at Authors will be notified by 30th May 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by 15th July 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial Discovery online submission manager.

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 2017.

Important Dates

May 25, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 30, 2016: Notification of Acceptance of Proposal
July 15, 2016: Full Chapter Submission
September 15, 2016: Review Results Returned
October 5, 2016: Revised Chapter Submission
October 20, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
November 15, 2016: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Dr. Purnendu Tripathi
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India
e-mail: purnendutripathi@gmail.com
Dr. Siran Mukerji
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India
e-mail: siranmukerji@gmail.com

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