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*Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2009*

*Full Case Submission Deadline: May 15, 2009*

*Cases on Technological Adaptability and Transnational Learning:*

*Issues and Challenges *

A book edited by Dr. Siran Mukerji and Dr. Purnendu Tripathi, Arab Open
University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

To be published by IGI Global:

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*Introduction and Overall Objective of the Book*

This collection of cases will analyze and evaluate how organizations and
institutions of learning in the developing and developed world are adapting
to technology for providing educational opportunities with a transnational
perspective. The book will focus on how organizations have adapted to the
advancement in information and communication technology in order to
successfully face the demands posed by Social, Technological, Economical and
Political (STEP) factors. The principal objective of this book will be to
present a comprehensive volume of institutional cases considering the STEP
dimensions of various countries. The cases will identify the issues and
challenges which have been instrumental in bringing about changes in
organizations related to the STEP factors by providing opportunities for
learning, growth and development through a blend of traditional and
technological methods. The cases in the book are expected to highlight the
influences that these organizations and institutions have on the adaptation
and learning processes. Through this book, the reader will get a composite
and comparative perspective of how technological adaptability has affected
the environment in different countries and vice-versa. Additionally, this
analytical approach will enable the readers to understand the effectiveness
of technology in addressing the core issues of the respective regions.
Accordingly this book will provide an international platform to policy
makers, educators and trainers, educational administrators and researchers
through which they can contribute and share their experiences, ideas,
attitudes and perspectives on how institutions in their respective countries
are addressing the core issues of social accessibility, technological
adaptability, economic viability, and political agreeability towards
providing education and development opportunities.

*Target Audience*

For policy makers, planners, distance educators, trainers, teachers and
researchers in education, learning and development, the book will provide a
comparative and comprehensive analysis of Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
environments on various issues across the world and also best practices and
experiences from a varied range of countries. It will be a good resource
book for researchers in ODL, higher education and management and development
of education. This book will also benefit educational technologists as one
of the main focuses of the book will be technological adaptability. Social
science researchers and social workers will also find this volume relevant
due to its analysis and evaluation of educational and technological
development environments towards enhancing social accessibility.

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*Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:*

*Personalized Learning Environments*

*E-Learning and Virtual Learning*

*Inclusive Learning for Social Change*

*Innovative Learning and Assessment Techniques*

*Technology in Training and Development*

*Cost effective Technology for Access and Equity in Learning and Growth*

*Collaborated and Networked Learning Environments*

*Technology and Support Services*

*Virtual Learning in Transnational Perspectives*

*Mobile Learning*

*Experiences in Virtual Universities and Institutions of Learning*

*Emerging Technologies and Accessibility*

*Knowledge Portals and Learning*

*Digitally Distributed Knowledge Management*

*Technology Enhanced Learning*

*Technology and International Partnership*

*Transnational Collaboration for Enhanced Access*

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*Authors are encouraged to send cases on their institutional experiences of
learning, training and development in the transnational perspective.***

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Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit *on or before March 15,
2009*, a 2-3 page case proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns
of his or her proposed case. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified
by *March 31, 2009* about the status of their proposals and sent case
guidelines. Full cases are expected to be submitted by *May 31, 2009*. All
submitted cases will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.
Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. *


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," and "IGI Publishing"
imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit <>. This publication is
anticipated to be released in the second half of 2010.

*Important Dates:*

*March 15, 2009:        *Proposal Submission Deadline**

*March 31, 2009:        *Notification of Acceptance**

*May 31, 2009:            *Full Case Submission**

*July 15, 2009:             *Review Result Returned**

*July 31, 2009:             *Final Case Submission**

*August 15, 2009:        *Final deadline

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*Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:*
Dr. Siran Mukerji

Department of Business Administration
ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tel.: +966 1 2742277 ext.229    FAX: +966 1 2742696   GSM: +966 552316904

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skype: siranmukerji

Dr. Purnendu Tripathi

Department of Business Administration
ARAB OPEN UNIVERSITY, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tel.: +966 1 2742277 ext.135    FAX: +966 1 2742696   GSM: +966 557664028

e-mail: [log in to unmask]

skype: tripathi.p