Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Innovative Frameworks and Inclusive Models for Online Learning


Jared Keengwe, University of North Dakota, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 8, 2023
Full Chapters Due: May 21, 2023
Submission Date: May 21, 2023


A growing demand for online learning coupled with the shift towards blended learning for many institutions of learning implies a critical reflection on ways to achieve effective pedagogical outcomes grounded on sound theoretical frameworks. Specifically, to get desired learning outcomes, there is need for purposeful design of innovative pedagogical theories and frameworks that are relevant to online leaning. For instance, instructors can draw on principles of inclusive teaching to support meaningful online learning.


With the rise of online classes especially during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, many instructors have taught online courses with limited or inconsistent pedagogical frameworks that could undermine the quality of learning in online learning environments. This handbook aims to solicit diverse frameworks from a variety of empirical, literature review and case studies related to inclusive models for online learning. The goal is to offer educators a holistic reference that exposes them to a variety of innovative frameworks to guide their research, design and practice in online learning.

Target Audience

This handbook will benefit online educators, instructional designers, teacher educators, librarians, students, and online learning researchers in interdisciplinary fields. The volume will also be a useful reference to faculty interested in the design and facilitation of online learning. There is also potential use among educational managers, administrators, and policy makers.

Recommended Topics

Suggested themes include but are not limited to the following: -Theoretical and pedagogical adaptations to online learning settings – Inclusive Teaching and Learning Online – Emerging theories and innovative models relevant to various online settings – Inclusive Online Learning Theories and/or Frameworks – Innovative Pedagogical Theories and/or Frameworks – Teaching, Learning and Assessment in online learning settings – Action Research and Best Practices in online course design – Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Online Learning – Online Learning Practices and Students with Disabilities – Digital Technologies and Online Learning Pedagogies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 8, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 22, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 21, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at 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, Handbook of Research on Innovative Frameworks and Inclusive Models for Online Learning. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

March 8, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 22, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
May 21, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
July 4, 2023: Review Results Returned
September 20, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
October 30, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Sagini Keengwe University of North Dakota