Call for Chapter Proposals – Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0

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.

IGI Global

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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5 Responses to Call for Chapter Proposals – Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0

  1. houbin fang says:

    These are very interesting because both the Web 2.0 and the E-learning 2.0 are new technology in the IT area. As Dr. said in this article that it is easier for us to get a sense of eLearning 2.0, it’s helpful to have some sense of what Web 2.0 is. So here is the information about Web 2.0 that I learned from the internet.
    It said that the concept of “Web 2.0” began with a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. People think that the web was more important than ever nowadays, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. People were arguing about what this concept mean at the beginning.
    So what is E-learning then? Generally speaking that E-learning appears to be the bastard neologism offspring of e-learning and Web 2.0 technologies.
    The eLearning 2.0 starts with the trend towards:
    • Small pieces of content
    • Delivered closer to time / place of work
    I think eLearning 2.0 is an example of where technology has offered to us and there’s something very interesting going on that we are only beginning to recognize. eLearning 2.0 includes such features as e-Learning where students create content, collaborate with peers to form a learning network with distribution of content creation and responsibilities. Furthermore E-Learning takes advantage of many sources of content aggregated together into learning experiences and it utilizes various tools including online references, courseware, knowledge management, collaboration and search. As Dr. Yuen said that the E-learning 2.0 is evolving to one of the most exciting, dynamic, and challenging fields involving teaching and learning. And it holds the potential in many areas, such as education, training, and industry.

  2. nancysblog says:

    Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0 is a new topic for me. In all the research I did while pursuing my IT degree I never came across this technology. I will have to read your book Dr. Yuen. There are so many different applications like the directory that are new to me. I would like to know what ways this type of technology could be used for the k-12 classroom. I like the idea of social networking and learning and knowledge communities. Collective intelligence sounds like a term you might think of if you were ever a fan of Star Trek the Next Generation. I guess I show my “nerd” roots there but that is what that term brings to mind. I would like to know how intellectual copyright and other legislation will impact this field.

    I would like to read that chapter on social networking services such as MySpace and Facebook. I worked in the computer labs for over 8 years for ITECH and I was never amazed as I was when students started using Facebook. Suddenly it was all over the place. I think its an interesting phenomenon that has arisen with the creating of the social networking communities. One aspect of those communities that interest me is the fact that Hollywood stars post regularly on their Myspace page. I am used to seeing stars in magazines and TV but its just wild to me that these stars want to be “close” to their fans that they post intimate thoughts on such a site. I think this type of socialization has really help make the world of cyberspace very small. I realize this post is mostly fluff since I am so new to this area but I eagerly await your book!

  3. Farid says:

    E-learning is the unifying term to describe the fields of online learning, web-based training, and technology-delivered instruction. The learning could take place individually (guided or instructed by a computer) or as part of a class. Online classes meet either synchronously (at the same time) or asynchronously (at different times), or some combination of the two.
    E-Learning has to keep the people it’s designed for in mind. How do we learn? How do we acquire and retain skills and information to help us develop? Only when we address individual learning styles can the “e” in e-learning factor in. Then the technical side – the electronic delivery – can be adapted to the learner.

  4. Farid says:

    Testing

  5. Farid says:

    E-learning is the unifying term to describe the fields of online learning, web-based training, and technology-delivered instruction. The learning could take place individually (guided or instructed by a computer) or as part of a class. Online classes meet either synchronously (at the same time) or asynchronously (at different times), or some combination of the two.

    E-Learning has to keep the people it’s designed for in mind. How do we learn? How do we acquire and retain skills and information to help us develop? Only when we address individual learning styles can the “e” in e-learning factor in. Then the technical side – the electronic delivery – can be adapted to the learner.

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