E-Portfolios – Call for Chapters

E-Portfolios and Global Diffusion:  Solutions for Collaborative Education
Edited by Philip D. Jones, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
                          Jesus Meza Lueza, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
 
Introduction
With today’s international belief that ePortfolios are likely to become the most important electronic professional development and learning tool for the next decade and beyond, this publication will report the current global penetration and exploitation of ePortfolios. This publication will also offer predictions as to the future trends of ePortfolio use so that ePortfolio academics, creators, users and administrators can be prepared for tomorrow’s ePortfolio use today.

The key challenges for ePortfolio creators and academics over the next decade will be the examination of the potential of ePortfolios as international collaborative learning tools and the consideration of the infrastructure issues that will need to be addressed to create and maintain international communities of practice. This publication will provide an opportunity for those institutions that are new to ePortfolio use to easily identify on a global scale other institutions that are utilizing ePortfolios for a similar purpose, and thus, allowing for an international exchange of ideas as well as the formation of international collaborative ePortfolio networks.
 
Objective of the Book
To provide a complete and compressive compendium of current global ePortfolio use which will:
Enable ePortfolio creators and academics to review globally the proliferation of ePortfolio use.
Enable professional bodies such as medical councils, law societies and SME organizations to form links and create global ePortfolio networks without further extensive research.
Help remove the remaining barriers which inhibit international collaboration in regards to professional development.
Highlight areas (geographically and industrially) where ePortfolio use is underutilized which will allow ePortfolio developers and academics to pursue contracts and research in those related areas.
Target Audience
This book will be an essential first-stop research tool for academics, ePortfolio developers and professional bodies such as medical councils, law societies and SME organizations. At a glance, readers will be able to access information on ePortfolio use by subject and region and country. For example, if an academic was asked by a hospital to research the feasibility of its doctors maintaining ePortfolios, the academic could instantly review via this book which countries and health authorities currently require their doctors to keep ePortfolios, therefore allowing the academic to save an enormous amount of research time.
 
Recommended Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Papers are invited which will document current uses of ePortfolios on a continent by continent basis for 6 key areas.  Accounts of ePortfolio use are required for each of the following regions:
Europe
North America
South America
Asia
Africa
Oceania
The Middle East
On the six key areas of:
Higher Education – all tertiary institutions
(i)  Institute wide solutions
(ii) Course specific solutions
(iii) Discipline specific solutions; such as for trainee doctors, teachers, etc
(iv) Regional and international collaborative solutions
(v)  Academic staff
Medicine – Doctors, Nurses, Dentists and other health professionals
(i)  As part of undergraduate and postgraduate study
(ii) As part of supervised practice
(iii) At the organization level (hospital, clinic etc)
(iv) At the professional body level (AMA etc)
(v)  At the national governmental level (NHS etc)
National education systems (Government, public, private, church and charitable schools)
(i)  Primary and secondary school wide use
(ii) Primary and secondary subject based use
(iii) Integrated solutions for transition from primary to secondary school
(iv) Integrated solutions for transition from secondary school to tertiary institutions or employment.
Education (The training and educating of teachers)
(i)    As part of undergraduate and postgraduate study
(ii)   As part of supervised practice
(iii)  At the organization level (school, tutoring organizations etc)
(iv)  At the professional body level (NUT etc)
(v)  At the national governmental level (Education boards, centralized policies etc)
Engineering, design, architecture and associated professions
(i)   As part of undergraduate and postgraduate study
(ii)  As part of supervised practice
(iii) At the organization level (corporate entities etc)
(iv) At the professional body level (HKIE etc)
Business management, Finance and Law
(i)   As part of undergraduate and postgraduate study
(ii)  As part of supervised practice
(iii)  At the organization level (Law firms, accounting firms etc)
(iv)  At the professional body level (Law societies, Bar councils, ACCA etc)
 Ideally, each regional account should report on a country by country basis (as appropriate). The regional paper should include details of ePortfolio use within the six key areas of the countries within the region under discussion. Additionally the regional papers should highlight gaps that currently exist for ePortfolio use and put forward future potential uses of ePortfolios within the region discussed.
 
Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit , a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), http://www.igi-global.com, publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints. E-Portfolios and Global Diffusion:  Solutions for Collaborative Education will be included in the Advances in Information Resources Management Book Series (www.igi-global.com/airm).
 
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically by email to:
Phillip David Jones, editor
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
pjones@ied.edu.hk

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