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Contemporary Perspectives on Learning Environments

The concept of “learning environments” is one of those buzz words that scholars and researchers in academic settings frequently use to describe the context of their work. However, this concept is used in many different ways, depending on the focus of the study, the discipline, and many other variables that may influence the environment where learning is examined. This series aims to provide a venue for scholars to explore, in depth, the concept of learning environments in particular, specific contexts, as well as to explore contemporary issues related to those learning environments. Proposed books for this series may focus on theoretical explorations of the concept of learning environments, putting theories related to learning environments into practice, research that explores specific learning environments, or a combination of theory, practice, and/or research.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Editors for this new series, from Information Age Publishing, are seeking book proposals from volume authors or editors. The concept of “learning environments” is one of those buzz words that scholars and researchers in academic settings frequently use to describe the context of their work. However, this concept is used in many different ways, depending on the focus of the study, the discipline, and many other variables that may influence the environment where learning is examined. This series aims to provide a venue for scholars to explore, in depth, the concept of learning environments in particular, specific contexts, as well as to explore contemporary issues related to those learning environments. The series editors are open to proposed volumes of the series to be either edited volumes with multiple contributors or authored volumes (single or coauthors).

Topics of interest include:
> Focus on theoretical explorations of the concept of learning environments 
> Putting theories, related to learning environments, into practice
> Research that explores specific learning environments
> A combination of theory, practice, and/or research

Proposal Guidelines:
Proposals must include the following (in a single file in Word or PDF):
> A clearly described theme/topic for the volume
> An outline of possible chapter topics
> A clearly described rationale that describes the significance of the topic and how it contributes something new to the topic of learning environments.
> A description of the targeted market and how you envision the volume being used (What courses would it be used for? Would it be a primary text or a supplementary text for the course? Are there similar books on the market? If so, how will this volume be different?)
> If an edited volume, a list of possible contributors, and a brief bio of each contributor. If an authored volume, a bio of each author. A sample chapter may also be included, but is not required.
> Proposed timeline from start to submission to publisher in final form.

Proposal Submission: Editors are accepting submissions on a rolling basis, but are especially looking for manuscripts that will be ready for publication by 2019. For questions about the series or proposal preparation, or to submit your proposal, please e-mail the series editors: Paul Chamness Miller, Erin Mikulec, and Hayriye Kayi-Aydar.

Send Inquiries and Proposals to: pchamness@gmail.com, emikule@ilstu.edu, and hkaydar@email.arizona.edu

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