CALL for Book Chapter Proposals: “Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms”

Call for Book Chapter Proposals for an Edited Book on “Integrating Multi-User Virtual Environments in Modern Classrooms,” to be published by IGI Global.

Since its inception in 1975 as an adventure game and dubbed as MUD (multi-user dungeon), multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) has emerged as one of the most exciting instructional platforms in education. As both an instructional tool and approach, MUVE holds great potential in engaging and challenging learners in a socially situated and distributed learning environment that simulates real-life tasks and situations. However, MUVE has long been mixed with other similar technologies, such as computer game, computer simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality. In addition, like any other emerging learning tools that hold great promises for education, the design, development, and implementation of MUVE are still facing significant challenges before its potential can be fully unleashed and realized. This book therefore will provide the latest technological and pedagogical development, empirical research findings, and best practices in using MUVE in modern classrooms.

This book will aim to (1) explore and identify the unique technological affordances and distinct instructional benefits of MUVE that distinguish itself from other emerging technologies, (2) examine the pedagogical underpinnings and frameworks that guide the design, development, and implementation of MUVE in education, (3) identify current exemplary uses of MUVE in various fields across different educational settings, and (4) identify challenges and future trends in the use of MUVE in education.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2016, a chapter proposal of 750 to 1,500 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

You may refer to the following website for more information: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2431. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2431

Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Yufeng Qian at je.qian@northeastern.edu

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