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CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2014

Managing and Sustaining Feedback in Technology Integrated Learning Environments

A book edited by Huey Zher, Ng (University of Malaya, Malaysia) and Raja Maznah Raja Hussain (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

To be published by IGI Global:

Introduction

Feedback has been conceptualized in various ways. According to Bruner (1974), feedback was viewed as an issue of “correction of errors” or “knowledge of results”. Much later, Ramaprasad (1983), and Sadler (1989) conceptualised that feedback is information about the gap between the actual level and the reference level of a system parameter which is used to alter the gap in some way.

Feedback is further elaborated as information with which a learner can confirm, add to, overwrite, tune, or restructure information in memory, whether that information is domain knowledge, meta-cognitive knowledge, beliefs about self and tasks, or cognitive tactics and strategies (Butler and Winne, 1995). On the same ground, Nicol and Dick (2006) interpret feedback as information about how the student’s present state (of learning and performance) relates to goals and standards of the course. In other words, it is also illustrated as the ‘consequence’ of a performance (Hattie and Timperley, 2007).

In higher education, feedback is often associated as “the most aspect of the assessment process in raising achievement” (Bloxham & Boyd, 2007). Students in higher education have regarded feedback as the key component in shaping and improving their learning experience. Unfortunately, there are issues in sustaining and managing feedback within technology integrated learning environment (TILE). Hence, there is a need for prescribing suitable instructions and design tasks towards sustaining and managing feedback in TILE.

References:-

Bloxham, S., & Boyd, P. (2007). Developing assessment in higher education: A practical guide. McGraw-Hill International.

Bruner, J.S. (1974) Toward a Theory of Instruction.Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Butler, D. L., & Winne, P. H. (1995). Feedback and self-regulated learning: A theoretical synthesis. Review of educational research, 65(3), 245-281.

Hattie, J., & Timperley, H. (2007). The power of feedback. Review of educational research, 77(1), 81-112.

Nicol, D. J., & MacfarlaneDick, D. (2006). Formative assessment and selfregulated learning: A model and seven principles of good feedback practice.Studies in higher education, 31(2), 199-218.

Ramaprasad, A. (1983). On the definition of feedback. Behavioral Science,28(1), 4-13.

Sadler, R. (1989). Formative assessment and the design of instructional systems. Instructional Science, 18, 119–144.

 

 

Objective of the Book

Sustaining and managing feedback in TILE is relevant in today’s teaching and learning. There have been numerous researches on sustaining feedback but very few on specific strategies applied for TILE. More, educators are searching for solutions to the current issue. The objectives/mission of this publication: (1) provide strategies in sustaining and managing feedback in TILE (2) guide educators in designing solutions towards feedback for learning in TILE. Hence, this book will add new knowledge in the recent development of feedback for learning.

Target Audience

Academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, teachers, higher education leaders and the ministry of education will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in sustaining and managing feedback in TILE and at the same time, assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to sustaining and managing feedback in TILE:

– Theories towards sustaining and managing feedback

– Student assessment on feedback and instructional practices

– Sustaining and managing feedback with technology

– Models, frameworks and principles to sustain and manage feedback

– Developing rubrics

– Feed-forward and feedback loop

– Peer feedback

– Mobile feedback

– Feedback for 21st century teaching and learning

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. The work must not have been published elsewhere. Each chapter should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. The proposal can be submitted in either MS-word or PDF format. It must include the author’s name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address and short curriculum vitae. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 28, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. The authors of accepted proposals will be notified personally. Full Chapters (4,000-6,000 words) in Microsoft Word format, with APA references, are due by June 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. The publisher, however, will make its final decision upon receipt of the final draft of the manuscript. IGI Global is a reputable publisher and well-known around the world. IGI Global is a disseminator of knowledge and has published numerous books in different areas and disciplines. It is a peer reviewed publisher with competent reviewers from different fields. IGI Global is highly cited and indexed in Thomson Reuters (ISI), DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, ERIC-Education Resources Information Center, and ACM Digital Library. This book is scheduled to be published in 2015.

Important Dates

February 28, 2014: Deadline for proposal submission

March 30, 2014: Acceptance letter and Notification

June 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission

August 30, 2014: Review Results Returned

October 15, 2014: Final Acceptance Notification

October 30, 2014: Final Submission

Submissions & Inquiries:-

All submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Professor Dr. Raja Maznah Raja Hussain

School of Education and Modern Languages

College of Arts and Sciences

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Sintok, Kedah

Malaysia

Tel.: +604 928 5540

Fax: +604 928 5382

E-mail: rajamaznah@uum.edu.my / rmaznah@gmail.com

 

Huey Zher Ng

Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology

Faculty of Education, University of Malaya

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

E-mail:nhzher@gmail.com

OR you can submit your chapter proposal via this link http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1247

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