Call for Chapters: Emerging Techniques and Applications for Blended Learning in K-20 Classrooms

Editors

Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Ph.D., Illinois State University, USA
Esther Ntuli, Ed. D., Idaho State University, USA
Mohamed Nur-Awaleh, Ph.D., Illinois State University, USA

 

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 9, 2019
Full Chapters Due: March 26, 2019
Submission Date: July 30, 2019

Introduction

The learning environment as we know it has changed considerably. Gone are the days when the only learning option was a face-to-face classroom experience where the teacher came in and delivered a lesson or lecture on the topic of the day. Now, many learning options are possible in education, from traditional to blended/hybrid to fully online. To teach in these environments, educators have adopted a variety of pedagogical strategies and innovative technologies to enable learning. Of the three delivery formats, the blended mode, which involves the fusion of online and traditional face-to-face instruction and learning activities, is often said to have the most potential to provide the best learning environment. Many institutions are opting for the blended approach because of the belief that it offers “the best of both worlds”. As blended learning continues to evolve and expand, it is important that information regarding what the best educators do and what constitutes the most ideal combination of online and traditional pedagogical strategies in blended education and at all levels needs to be illuminated and shared as blended instruction does not come in a single formula.

Objective

The aim of this book is to provide an opportunity for educators to learn pedagogical strategies and technologies that have been successfully applied in blended instruction. In addition, the student outcomes from the use of these techniques will be presented. This book will be organized into various sections, each chapter authored by best practices educators in K-20 classrooms. The chapters in this book will highlight the strategies used and successes with teaching and learning that have occurred with the use of these techniques in blended education.

Target Audience

This book is intended for educators who teach or plan to teach in blended learning environments. The goal is to provide instructors with evidence-based strategies for teaching blended classes at all levels of education. To date, such information which is not readily available is necessary to help instructors and students succeed in this learning environment. In addition to the goal stated above, the content of this publication will provide a body of knowledge that will lead to the further development of the studies that focus on the area of blended education.

Recommended Topics

  • Best practices in blended education
  • Innovative strategies in blended education
  • Pedagogical strategies used in blended instruction in elementary, secondary, and/or tertiary education
  • Innovative technologies applied in blended instruction in elementary, secondary, and/or tertiary education
  • Student outcomes with the use of best practices in blended instruction
  • Assessing Blended learning

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 25, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. 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 book publication. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager. Full chapters must be submitted by March 26, 2019. Authors will be notified by May 24, 2019 about the status of their chapters and be provided suggestions for improvement after a double-blinded review process. All final submissions will be expected by July 30, 2019.

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 2019.

Important Dates

March 26, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
May 10, 2019: Peer Review Process
May 24, 2019: Return review feedback to Authors
June 21, 2019: Revised Chapter Submission
July 30th, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Dr. Lydia Kyei-Blankson – lkyeibl@ilstu.edu

Dr. Esther Ntuli – ntulesth@isu.edu

Dr. Mohamed Nur-Awaleh – manuraw@ilstu.edu

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