Monthly Archives: January 2019

Call for Papers: Tech Trends Special Issue – Division of Organizational Training and Performance

The Division of Organizational Training and Performance of AECT is sponsoring a special issue of Tech Trends related to trends, issues, best practices and current research in organizational training and performance.

Special Issue Co-Editors

Nancy B. Hastings
University of West Florida

Jennifer A. Bauman
GP Strategies

Submissions should align with the Division Mission to bridge the gap between research and practice, facilitating communication, collaboration and sharing between academics, students, and practitioners across multiple disciplines interested in applying current theory and research to training and performance improvement initiatives.  The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible topic ideas:

  • Applications of performance improvement processes in organizational settings
  • Performance, gap and cause analysis in organizational settings
  • Design, development, implementation and evaluation of models related to organizational training and performance
  • Change management
  • Informal learning
  • Mentorship
  • Coaching
  • Motivation
  • Employee development (leadership, faculty, etc.)
  • Technology’s role/impact on organizational training and performance
  • The relationship between theory and practice in organizational training and performance

Expected publication date: January 2020

Submission Information

Articles should follow the writing style guidelines for Tech Trends.  Submissions should be 4000-5000 words in length (10-15 pages) and abstracts should not exceed 150 words.  Use APA formatting throughout.

Please submit a brief abstract (approx. 500 words) of proposed articles to Nancy Hastings at for initial review.  If accepted, you will be directed to a Tech Trends portal for this special issue where you will submit your full article per the schedule below.

We kindly ask authors to also serve as reviewers for other submissions.  Given your expertise in organizational training and performance, your peer review feedback is extremely valuable.  If you are willing to serve in this capacity please contact Nancy Hastings ( or Jenny Bauman ( to volunteer.  Thank you.

Important Dates

  • February 25-Email submission of abstracts due
  • April 8 – Full submissions due
  • May 20 – Decisions made; feedback sent
  • July 1 – Revisions due
  • August 12 – Feedback on revised manuscripts
  • September 9 – Revisions due


Call for Proposals: “Research Methods in Learning Design and Technology”

Title of this edited volume: “Research Methods in Learning Design and Technology”
There are already several confirmed book chapters but I am looking to include five or six additional chapters to the book.

Introduction and Objectives:

This edited volume serves to combine knowledge related to research methodologies in the instructional design and technology (IDT) field. It will address questions such as: How has our research methodologies evolve? What are the methodologies that can be used to investigate traditional and new research environments? How can we apply innovative research methodologies to address questions related to learning, design, and technology? This edited volume will provide IDT scholars with a solid foundation of the different methods that can be taken to investigate a research problem. This knowledge aids researchers in the understanding of the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information applied to understand a research question.

The objectives of this book are to:

  • Present a historical overview of how different methodologies have adapted to the new and changing learning environments

  • Illustrate how different methodologies can be used to investigate topics related to IDT

  • Explore benefits and drawbacks to different types of research methodologies in research related to the IDT research

  • Discuss the future of research methodologies in the IDT field


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2019

This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

For more information:

Best regards,

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Graduate Coordinator of the Instructional Design & Technology Program
College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa

Call for Chapters: “Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education”

Please consider submitting a chapter for “Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education” textbook.
The editorial team is soliciting chapters on a broad range of topics that focus on teaching, learning, innovations, challenges, and trends in adult education. You can find additional information in the attached call for chapter proposals document.
The purpose of the handbook is to provide a critical review of adult education as an academic discipline. It will examine foundations and trends in adult education from different academic lens. The focus of the handbook is to use emerging knowledge, data, and artifacts to expand the understanding of adult education. This handbook will also examine empirical research in adult education focusing on the impact of culture, globalization, and emerging technology.
Some chapter topics are:
  • Foundations of Adult Education and the Principles of Andragogy
  • Emerging Theories in Adult Education
  • Emerging Trends and Issues in Adult Education
  • The Changing Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Online Learning and Effective Use of Online Discussion
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Graphics (Infographics) and Learning
  • Gamification
  • Simulation in Adult Learning
  • Globalization and Adult Education
If you are interested, please submit a two-page Chapter Proposal to by the following dates, early submission is January 6th and late submission is February 5, 2019. Note that full chapter submission should be submitted to by May 6, 2019.