Call for Chapters

Smart Teaching: A Transformational Approach

Submission Deadline:
May 30, 2009

A book edited by

Tamishra Swain, English Instructor
Saraswati Mandir, Banasthali University
Rajasthan-304022 (India)

The teaching professionals prove their responsibility with changing environments. Cyber age has posed shifting and diversified role before the them. This challenge has transformed the teachers especially school teachers in their training, practice, status and future roles. Working in cyber environment has made a paradigm shift in classroom culture. The march is on and the future path is open. We must admit the challenge to be in front seat among other professionals. However many features are yet to be fully defined and certain myths are to be replaced by realities in this regard. Society has recognised our role in this account and that acknowledgment should be furthered. Although changing role of teachers are the focus of many books, seminars, and professional development workshops, the area have not been fully examined.

The Overall Object of the Book
This book proposes to address those aspects of teacher’s role that are largely ignored in the literature. Using various perspectives, the authors will provide critical analyses of above said theme, with an emphasis on unintended consequences and future implications. The objectives of this book are to examine the strengths and weaknesses of teacher’s role, and to provide examples ,case studies and guiding principles for future development.
Target Audience
This book will be of use to teaching professionals, school teachers, academicians, school administrators, higher education researchers, faculty, students, and those interested in teaching –learning areas. Many of the conclusions drawn from the research presented in this volume will also be of interest to those who work in teaching–learning field as well as government and private business.
Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:
(i)Blog, Wiki, Web 2.0, Education 2.0
(ii)Case Studies
(iii)Classroom Teaching and IT Applications
(iv)Effects of Cyberspace on Teaching
(v)Online Slide Share and PowerPoint Presentation
(vi)Online Teaching, Online dictionaries, Online Q /A
(vii)Search Engines: Google, Yahoo etc.
(viii)Social Networking
(ix)Various Features of IT Environment
(x)Virtual Classroom
(xi)Voice Thread, Podcasting
(xii)Web communities
Submission Procedure:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit the manuscript clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter on or before May 30, 2009. Authors of chapters will be acknowledged immediate and the acceptance of the chapter will be notified within a week of receipt of the chapter with a note to the authors to cooperate whenever the editorial board required their assistance in terms of proof, clarifications etc.
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they are original and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Style manuals: Submissions must follow the styles outlines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, 5th edition)
Abstract: all manuscripts should include an abstract of 100 words or less.
Author identification: The complete title of the article and the name (s) of the author(s) should be only on the first sheet and the main text should stat on the same sheet. Complete contact information must be supplied for all authors and co-authors, including full address and postal pin code, telephone and e-mail address. The corresponding authors should be identified.
Typescript: Manuscript should be typed on A-4 size paper, double-spaced, with generous margins at top, bottom, and sides of page. They should be in IBM-compatible MS Word format. Subheads should be used at reasonable intervals to break the monotony of the text. Words and symbols to be italicized must be clearly indicated, by either italic type or underlining. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out at first mention unless found as entries in their abbreviated form in a standard dictionary. Pages should be numbered consecutively.
Length: Manuscript for book chapter should typically run between 10 to 15 pages including the reference list.
Notes and reference: Notes are for explanations or amplifications of textual material. They are distracting to the readers and expensive to set and should be avoided whenever possible. They should be typed as normal text at the end of the text section of the manuscript rather than as the part of the footnote or endnote feature of computer programme and should be numbered consecutively throughout the article.
A reference list contains only references that are cited in the text. Its accuracy and completeness are the responsibility of the author(s). Personal communications (letters, memos, telephone conversations) are cited in the text after the name with as exact a date as possible. Examples of references to a book, a chapter in book, and journal article follow, formatted in APA style:
Tables, Figures, and Illustrations: Create tables, figure, and illustrations in their electronic files, separate from the main text. (You may use one file for all the tables, but place each figure or illustrations in a separate file. Each table should begin in a new page). Figures and tables should be keyed to the text. Don't describe the data in the text in such detail that tables become redundant. Figure captions should appear on a separate sheet, not on the original figures. One high quality, camera ready version of each figure must submitted with the manuscript; photocopies may accompany the additional manuscript copies. Compositors will typeset the tables.

Note 1: Generalised writings are not encouraged.
Note 2: If any doubt(s) regarding the subthemes of the proposed volume may be clarified through either of the editors preferable electronically before writing the article.

Submissions can be forwarded electronically
(Word document or pdf.) or by post to:
Tamishra Swain
603, Gautam Buddh Niwas
Banasthali University
Rajasthan-304022 (India )

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Very interesting project. I will contact you soon for more information. Thanks
Really interesting but I'm afraid I can't participate. Thansk for inviting me!
Thank you Tamishra for your invitation.
I will be happy to participate.
N.B. Could you please forward me the APA manual or the link where I can find it?

Mohamed Abdel Rasoul
hello Tamishraswain

I got your message what would you like me to contribute actually I am involved in a couple of European projects based un web 2.0, you can read about it in and, please tell me what do you need, happy to contribute.

Thank you for your kind invitation but I will be unable to contribute.



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