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:


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.


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


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


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



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

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skype: tripathi.p