CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2009
Full Case Submission Deadline: December 30, 2009
Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and
A book edited by Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Dr. Shelley Albritton, Dr.
Wendy Rickman, & Dr. Barbara Wilmes
University of Central Arkansas, United States
To be published by IGI Global:
Distance education, or distance learning, is a field of education
that focuses on the pedagogy and andragogy, technology, and
instructional systems design that aim to deliver education to students
who are not physically "on site". Rather than attending courses in
person, teachers and students may communicate at times of their own
choosing by exchanging printed or electronic media, or through
technology that allows them to communicate in real time and through
other online ways. Distance education courses that require a physical
on-site presence for any reason including the taking of examinations is
considered to be a hybrid or blended course of study (Wikipedia,
2009). The quality of the product in relation to distance education is
defined by many components. The days of the independent study
mindset are in decline. Through the use of instructional design and
implementation strategies distance education programs are getting bigger
and better. This book will explore some of the issues facing
institutions as they build quality distance delivery programs.
Objective of the Book
The book will contain current research-based best practices of
designing, teaching, and learning in distance learning environments in
the field of education (both higher education and P-12) as viewed
through the lens of both quantitative and qualitative research analyses.
Research-based case studies will provide best practices that can serve
as a guide or how-to manual for distance learning issues that the
novice to the expert can apply to improve teaching and learning in
distance learning programs. The purpose and potential impact of this
book is to provide a practical resource in the field of education, based
upon current research with case study analyses, of strategies and
methods that can be applied to improve designing, teaching, and learning
in a distance learning environment that will appeal to the most novice
and to the most experienced distance learning administrator and/or
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and
researchers working in the field of distance education. Specifically,
the target audience will include novice, intermediate, and expert
distance learning administrators as well as instructors in
college/educational settings (not business or industry training). This
book will be a resource containing relevant and applicable research on
distance learning issues. It could also be used in specific courses for
graduate programs in educational technology and instructional
Recommended Higher Education and P-12 Education Topics include, but are
not limited to, the following:
1. Distance learning in relation to life style changes.
2. Market-driven demands to provide more distance learning options.
3. Design for successful teaching and learning in distance delivery
programs (e.g., instructional design models, implementation issues, time
management, curriculum and assessment).
4. Leadership issues in both higher education and P-12 institutions
(e.g., vision/mission, organizational change & development, funding
issues, training and support, intellectual property and copyright).
5. Issues with various types of distance delivery systems.
6. Accessibility issues for all learners (e.g., diversity issues,
universal access and design, problem solving solutions, application of
the law, and adaptive technology).
7. The application of Web 2.0 in the improvement of distanc
programs (e.g., blogs, Wikis, pod casting, teacher tube, instant
messenger, and social networks - My Space, Facebook, and Twitter).
8. Perceptions and attitudes towards distance learning
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before
October 15, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the
mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by October 30, 2009 about the status
of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are
expected to be submitted by December 30, 2009. All submitted chapters
will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also
be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
The 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, in early 2011. For additional
This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2011.
October 15, 2009 Proposal Submission Deadline
October 30, 2009 Notification of Acceptance
December 30, 2009 Full Chapter Submission
March 15, 2010 Review Results Returned
April 15, 2010 Revised Chapter Submission
April 30, 2010 Final Approval of Chapters
May 15, 2010 Submission of Final Chapters
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to :
Dr. Stephanie Huffman
Department of Teaching, Learning, & Technology
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey, Conway, AR 72034
Tel.: 501-450-5430 * Fax: 501-450-5680 * Cell: 501-733-8464
Email: email@example.com or Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org