[xmca] FW: Call for Chapters

From: Peter Smagorinsky (smago@uga.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 20 2007 - 11:29:34 PST


Proposals Submission Deadline: 6/30/2007

Full Chapters Due: 11/15/2007

Cognitive Effects of Multimedia Learning

A book edited by Dr. Robert Zheng
University of Utah, USA

Multimedia as an effective instructional tool has increasingly found its
presence in K-12 schools, higher education, and professional training
settings. Research on multimedia in the last two decades has evolved from
studying multimedia as a single instructional stimulus to examining the
cognitive functionality of multimedia, to understanding the ergonomics of
multimedia in which the relationships among media, environment, and human
factors are examined. Although multimedia as a new field of study is gaining
its ground in research and practice, studies in multimedia have gone in
separate directions. There is an imminent need to bring these researches
together within a unified theoretical framework.

Much of the excellent research carried out in the area of multimedia has
been published under a variety of banners such as dual-coding theory,
cognitive load theory, working memory theory, spacial ability, and self
efficacy. There has, however, been a failure to adequately account for this
diversity and present a coherent and organized vision of cognition and
multimedia learning. Bringing this research together within a unified
theoretical framework can be significantly useful and meaningful to
teachers, learners, and researchers, which provides a clear need for a text
such as this one.

The Overall Objective of the Book
The purpose of the book is to (a) identify the role and function of
multimedia in learning, (b) bring together researches in multimedia study
with a focus on cognitive functionality, and (c) bridge the theories with
practices in multimedia by focusing on effective use of multimedia in
teaching and learning.

Chapters will include essays on various aspects of multimedia learning with
an emphasis on human cognitive process, cognitive functionality of
multimedia, learner characteristics, and learning environments for effective
application of multimedia.

Specific chapters will address:

Section 1: Multimedia and Cognition
Emphasis will be on bringing together researches in the fields of cognitive
psychology, human cognition, and cognitive functionality of multimedia.

* Working memory and multimedia learning

* Cognitive load and multimedia learning

* Spatiality and multimedia learning

* Cognitive theories and multimedia

* Cognitive functionality of multimedia

Section 2: Multimedia and Motivation
Emphasis will be on bringing together latest researches on motivational
factors in multimedia learning. The goal is to promote among educators an
awareness of the motivational factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic to
multimedia learning, which affect learners' abilities in learning as well as
their academic achievements.

* Motivation and multimedia

* Self-efficacy and multimedia

* Social and collaborative aspects in multimedia learning

* Motivational theories and multimedia learning

Section 3: Multimedia and Instructional Design Emphasis will be on bringing
together researches on multimedia and instructional design. The goal is to
help educators understand the design theories and principles related to
multimedia learning and identify factors specific to the design of
multimedia learning.

* Multimedia design theories and principles

* Human factors in multimedia design

* Computer and human interaction in multimedia learning

* Ergonomics and multimedia

* Emerging issues in multimedia design

Section 4: Effective Multimedia Applications in Teaching and Learning
Emphasis will be on using multimedia in teaching and learning, developing
effective instructional strategies to teach with multimedia, and designing
assessment to measure the effectiveness of multimedia learning.

* Multimedia as a cognitive tool for teaching and learning

* Effective strategies in teaching and learning with multimedia

* Assessment in multimedia teaching and learning

* Case studies in best practices of multimedia teaching and learning

Section 5: Potential section, to address other issues that may emerges

Invited Submissions:
Prospective authors are invited to submit a 3-5 page manuscript on their
proposed chapter via e-mail on or before June 30, 2007. The proposal should
be on previously unpublished work on the above-suggested topics or other
related topics in the area of multimedia and cognition and should clearly
explain the mission and concerns of your research. I strongly encourage
other topics that have not been listed in this suggested list, particularly
if the topic is related to the research area in which you have expertise.

Please forward your proposal including your name and affiliation on or
before June 30, 2007. You will be notified about the status of your proposed
chapter by July 30, 2007. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI
Global, http://www.idea-group.com/requests/author_books_list.asp
roup.com/requests/author_books_list.asp> , publisher of IGI Publishing
(formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press,
CyberTech Publishing and Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group
Reference) imprints.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:

Dr. Robert Zheng
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education
University of Utah
robert.zheng@ed.utah.edu <mailto:robert.zheng@ed.utah.edu>





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