"Technologies and Their Effect on Learning as a Biological Process"

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Please find below the call for papers for 'Educational Technology & Society (ISSN 1436-4522) peer-reviewed journal on special theme: Pedagogies, and technologies in particular, tend to be evaluated on their ability to adequately and effectively transmit information. A great deal of experiential evidence points, however, to the probability, if not the certainty, that real learning involves something beyond the reception of information. This issue is intended to examine the position that learning takes place in the brain of the learner, and that pedagogies and technologies should be designed and evaluated on the basis of the effect they have on student brains. Those who believe that learning does change the brain of the learner and who have strong opinions, or evidence for relationships between technologies and their overall effect on a learner, are invited to submit proposals for this issue of the ET&S Journal. It is anticipated that many submissions will be speculative or reflective, but any experimental research that addresses this specific problem will be particularly welcome. Papers that report research, or represent an original synthesis of knowledge from disparate fields, or take the form of insightful reflection on the topic, should be in the 4,000 to 7,000 word range. Book reports or presentations of small scale research should be in the 1,500 word range. A pre-paper proposal is required and it should contain the essential elements of the thesis, synthesis, or research. Proposals should be 400-800 words; book review proposals can be shorter, but should provide evidence for the book's important contributions. Proposals can be sent to the guest editor by e-mail or surface mail. If by e-mail, they MUST NOT be sent as attachments. Word processor documents should be "cut and pasted" as plain e-mail text. Details about final submission procedure will be provided once the pre-paper proposal is accepted by the guest editor. Proposals should be sent to the guest editor:

Robert N. Leamnson

Prof. Biology

UMass Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd.

Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300


Email: rleamnson@umassd.edu


Due Dates:

Initial proposals: Fri. Feb. 25, 2000

Decisions on proposals: Fri. April 28, 2000

Full papers: Fri. Aug. 4, 2000

Reviewers' response: Fri. Sept. 29, 2000

Final versions: Fri. Nov. 10, 2000

Publication: January 2001

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Please provide following details with each submission:

- Author(s) full name(s) including title(s)

- Job title(s)

- Organisation(s)

- Full contact details of corresponding author including email address, postal address, telephone and fax numbers