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Since I discussed E-Learning 2.0 in this blog couple days ago, I want to take this opportunity here to invite you to consider contributing your expertise to a forthcoming book edited by me and Prof. Harrison Yang of the State University of New York at Oswego, entitled Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking.

E-learning 2.0 is evolving to one of the most exciting, dynamic, and challenging fields involving teaching and learning. The widespread Web 2.0 applications have the capacity for educational institutions and corporations involved in training to extend the possibilities of e-learning. E-learning 2.0 has the potential to become far more personal, social, and flexible. In the fields of e-learning, distance education, instructional technology, knowledge management, etc., there exists a need for an edited collection of chapters that provide a balance of research, theory, and applications on both innovative Web 2.0 technologies and future e-learning.

Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking
will aim to introduce theoretical framework of e-learning 2.0 based on Web 2.0 technologies and provide practical aspect of e-learning 2.0 that includes research, case studies, best practices, pedagogical approaches and strategies, related resources and projects, etc.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Part 1: From Web to Web 2.0 and E-learning 2.0

  • The Read/Write Web, The Social Web, Web 2.0, The Web as Platform
  • E-learning 2.0
  • Social Networking
  • Digital Natives or Net Generation
  • New Learning Paradigms, Approaches to Studying/Learning Styles
  • Connectivism, Constructivism, and other Learning Theories
  • Learning and Knowledge Communities, Knowledge Management

Part 2: Web 2.0 Technologies in Education and Training

  • Blogs, Content Aggregation, Feeds (RSS and Atom), Tagging and Syndication
  • Online File/Work Editing and Sharing (Google Doc, Writeboard, etc.)
  • Media Sharing (Flickr, SlideShare, YouTube, Zoomr, Putfile, etc.)
  • Podcasting and screencasting, iTunes U
  • Wikis (Web-based, Desktop, and Mobile Wikis, etc.)
  • Folksonomy, Social Bookmarking (del.icio.us, Furl, etc.)
  • Social Networking Services (EduSpace, Facebook, MySpace, etc.)
  • Educational Games and Simulations
  • Virtual Worlds (Second Life, Active Worlds, Galaxiki, etc.)

Part 3: Issues and Trends Related to E-learning 2.0

  • Blended Learning, Rapid E-learning, Flexible Learning, Microlearning
  • Corporate E-learning, E-Moderating
  • Mobile Learning, Mobile Web 2.0, Mobile Collaborate Learning
  • Informal and/or formal Network Learning
  • Virtual Learning Environments or Learning Management System
  • Knowledge Forum and Knowledge Building Theory
  • Online Learning Community
  • Computer-Mediate Communication, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Theory and Practices of E-learning 2.0 in Teaching and Training, Pedagogical Approaches or Perspectives for E-learning 2.0, Designing and Delivering E-learning 2.0

Part 4: E-Learning 2.0 and Beyond

  • Web 3.0, School 2.0, University 2.0, Classroom 2.0, Library 2.0
  • Critical Factors in Implementing E-learning 2.0
  • Assessing E-learning 2.0 in Teaching and Learning
  • Future of E-learning

For more information and recommended topics, please visit the website at: http://book.yuen.us

Should you accept this invitation, I would like to kindly ask that, on or before April30, 2008, you submit via e-mail a 2-3 page chapter proposal for review that clearly explains the mission and concern of your proposed chapter. Should your proposal be accepted, you will be notified by May 31, 2008, and given until August 31, 2008, to submit your chapter upon which it will be sent for double-blind peer review. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), www.igi-global.com, publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.

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