Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP - Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems

Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems: Advances and Developments


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2011

Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems: Advances and Developments
A book edited by Yefim Kats, PhD


I kindly invite you to contribute to new book Upgrading, Maintaining and Securing Learning Management Systems: Advances and Developments to be published by IGI Global. The main goal of this edition is to present high quality research by the leading experts on the state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) administration and management in online as well as hybrid educational environments.

Project Overview

Currently, many colleges function as exclusively online training or degree granting facilities, while others enrich their traditional curriculum with more and more online and hybrid courses. As the e-Learning market continues to grow, the choice of available Learning Management Systems and related software modules as well as "software as a service" packages has been growing accordingly.

In this increasingly competitive environment, higher learning institutions confront a difficult problem of choosing an appropriate Learning Management System, maintaining their existing system, or upgrading to a system that fits their budget, technical resources, curriculum, and profile of the student body. The problem is complicated further by the variety of available modes of course delivery, such as "pure" online, hybrid, and asynchronous/synchronous courses.

Target Audience

The book is intended to be a source of consolidated information for administrators, program developers, and business community on the most important aspects of educational platform administration in the area of online education. It will contain vital practical information, case studies, and conceived as a valuable manual for all involved in the e-Learning environment.

Suggested Topics

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

Installing, upgrading, and maintaining new or existing LMS.

Migrating from one LMS to another commercial/free LMS.

Evaluating existing/proposed LMS:

Administrative perspective

Financial perspective

Technical perspective

LMS performance optimization, statistics, settings, localization, user management etc.

LMS security issues.

LMS architectures.

LMS administrative tools.

LMS plugins/add-ons.

LMS scalability.

LMS templates/themes.

LMS on particular OS platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X.

LMS interoperability with handheld/mobile devices.

Managing and maintaining LMS storage space and backup.

Producing, managing, and maintaining multimedia content on LMS.

LMS application programming and support.

Please, feel free to propose any other relevant topic of interest.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30th, 2011 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his/her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 7,000 to 8,000 words are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.) is a publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference) and "Medical Information Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding this publication and the publisher, please visit: http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/authoreditorresources/callforbookchapters/callforchapterdetails.aspx?callforcontentid=1e2581d3-9eb0-4b92-8235-7adf77f5fde0

Important Dates:

March 30, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline

July 30, 2011: Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2011: Review Result Returned

November 15, 2011: Revised Chapter Submission

December 15, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Yefim Kats, PhD

email: yefimkatz@yahoo.com, ykats@cci.edu

tel. (315) 832 0184