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Announcing a New AECT Book and Briefs Series

Friday, December 21, 2012  
Posted by: Larry Vernon
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Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations

 

AECT, in collaboration with Springer, is pleased to announce a new series of books and monographs entitled "Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations.” The series editors are J. Michael Spector (University of North Texas – mike.spector@unt.edu), M. J. Bishop (Lehigh University – mjba@lehigh.edu), and Dirk Ifenthaler (Open Universities Australia – dirk@ifenthaler.info). The series editors will serve as peer reviewers and may enlist additional reviewers.

The purpose of the series is to extend its ongoing book publications with Springer (e.g., the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, the Handbook on Research on Educational Communications and Technology, and the AECT Research Symposium edited volumes), and to offer the Springer Briefs innovative format to AECT authors and contributors. Briefs are short monograph (typically 50 to 100 pages) on a tightly focused topic of current interest by one (or possibly two) authors (for more detail, see http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors/springerbriefs?SGWID=0-1720013-0-0-0).

A monograph in the AECT Briefs series (considered a refereed publication by AECT) will provide an introduction to a focused area in educational information science, technology and communications, or provide an overview of theories, research, issues, core concepts, emerging technologies, or an analysis of key literature in a particular field; a typical source for such a work is a recent dissertation; a monograph could also provide one or more of the following:

· A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques and instruments,

· An overview of a testing and evaluation method,

· A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic or policy change,

· An in-depth case study,

· A detailed report of a program evaluation,

· A review of research/literature,

· A report/review study of a survey, or

· An elaborated conceptual framework pertinent to educational information science and technology.

A volume in the AECT Books series may be by one or more authors or editors. Edited works are accepted as well as those authored by one or two individuals. Edited volumes may be developed based on panel presentations at the annual AECT conference or other such prominent venues, or they might be based on recent collaborative research and development efforts. Books in the series should be on a topic of interest to the disciplines and groups of professionals represented in AECT. Members of an AECT division are especially welcome to submit proposals for such works.

This books and briefs series is closely aligned with AECT’s mission "to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings.” Given the broad international membership of AECT, this series will have general appeal to educational information science and technology professionals and scholars around the globe.

Contracts for books and briefs will be negotiated between AECT and Springer. Book authors will get a Presidential session at the conference and free conference registrations (max 2 authors/editors, but if series editors agree to more, then the first author will decide how/if to split). Brief authors will get a divisional concurrent session and one night of free hotel (max 2 authors, but if series editors agree to more, then the first author will decide how/if to split). Authors will be restricted to AECT members or those who become members upon acceptance of a manuscript so as to preserve the AECT brand associated with this series. Wide circulation is guaranteed thanks to the efforts of Springer.

 

Click here to download the book/brief proposal submission form.


 



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