Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CFP - Learning by Doing: Professional Development in Online Learning Environments

Learning by Doing: Professional Development in Online Learning Environments


Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011

A book edited by: Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Ph.D., Illinois State

University, USA &

Sagini Keengwe, Ph.D., University of North Dakota, USA


A growing demand for online courses implies that participating

institutions provide faculty with appropriate professional

development programs to ensure the design and delivery of quality

online courses. Professional development programs for online

instructors have mostly consisted of one-time face-to-face

workshops. However, recently, faculty members are voluntarily

or at the request of their institutions turning to workshops

delivered online. There is need for dialogue on how online training

programs might influence online teaching and learning and whether

faculty offering online courses should be required to have online

certification prior to teaching.

Objective of the Book

This book will be organized into various sections, each comprising

chapters written by authors from interdisciplinary fields. The

chapters in this book will highlight the issues, challenges, and

online engagement experiences to enhance effective teaching and

learning in this learning environment. Suggested themes include,

but are not limited to the following:

Online faculty professional development programs and/or models

Development of training and support program for online faculty

Strategies for virtual mentoring and coaching for online faculty

Best practices for online training and supporting online faculty

The influence of professional development programs on online

learning and teaching

Target Audience

This book is intended for professionals and researchers in

education-related field such as education, psychology, and health.

This book will benefit administrators (academic deans, vice

presidents of academic affairs), faculty, faculty developers,

directors of teaching and learning centers, and online education

stakeholders in multiple education-related disciplines.

Submission Procedure

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-3 page chapter

proposal outlining the proposed topic and/or issue to be discussed

on or before February 28th, 2011. Authors of accepted proposals

will be notified by March 31, 2011 about the status of their

proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are

expected on or before June 15th, 2011. All submitted chapters will

be double-blind reviewed and returned with suggestions for

improvement and revisions are expected by July 30, 2011. Final

revisions are expected by September 15, 2011.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically

(Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. Sagini Keengwe

Teaching and Learning, Dakota Hall Room 222

231 Centennial Drive, Stop 7189

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 58202-7189


Tel.: 701.777.3189 * Fax: 701.777.3246