teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education
Call for contributions
This MELSIG book will capture innovative practice in teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets. As with previous MELSIG publications, the approach will be practical, creative and include examples of actual practice. An important dimension of the Smart Learning book will be its dual interest in both formal teaching and learning, and in how smart technologies are changing the way we engage with our university life beyond the classroom as academics and students.
You can contribute to the book in a number of ways therefore,
- a research paper (up to 3,000 words);
- a case study account of innovative practice (up to 2,000 words);
- a ‘thought piece’ – a tightly presented idea, argument or exploration in relation to the topic of smart devices for learning (1,000 words);
- a well-formed ‘idea’ scenario to inspire effective practice (up to 150 words);
- a digital artefact with accompanying abstract for publication (up to 150 words).
All submissions will be peer reviewed to ensure the writing, the examples and ideas are of a high quality.
If you would like support with your writing please let me know and we’ll find a way! (a.j.middleton AT shu.ac.uk)
We particularly welcome submissions which are co-authored.
We also welcome submissions from students and first time authors and will endeavour to provide support through our peer review process.
Previous publications have been in e-Book format though we will explore this proposal with publishers depending on the response to this call.
- Expressions of interest by 20th April 2014 (use the form below)
- Submissions for review by 30th June 2014 (detail to follow)
- Acceptance, revisions or non-acceptance by 30th September 2014
- Final transcripts to be submitted by 31st October 2014
Expressions of Interest
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MELSIG is committed to the principles associated with open educational content. We plan to make some content freely available under a Creative Commons licence. Because open licences affect publisher interest we will not make any decisions about publication licences until we have heard from you and others considering making a submission. We will then share the consensus view with you so you can choose to opt out if you do not agree with the decision.
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