360-Video and Remote Exploration

Edited by:
Matthew Clay, Fort Hays State University

A volume in the series: Teaching and Learning Online. Editor(s): Franklin S. Allaire, University of Houston-Downtown. Jennifer E. Killham, University of La Verne.

Call for Abstracts

In the standardization era of education, connections between content and physical places are increasingly missing. Additionally, when physical places are addressed it is often done so in a way where students are passive recipients. This phenomenon is particularly true in online teaching. Teaching and Learning Online: 360-Video and Remote Exploration seeks to provide a framework and examples to challenge this trend through using 360-video as a tool to allow students to engage with place in meaningful ways.

Teaching and Learning Online: 360-Video and Remote Exploration provides theoretical frameworks and techniques to demonstrate the need, opportunity, and approaches for incorporating sense-making and engagement with place through the capturing and utilization of 360-video.

To expand the reach and impact of this work, there is a call for lesson plan chapters. Submissions will be considered across the PK-20 grade range and from all content areas. Strong proposals will contain the following characteristics:

• Specificity of 360-video locations to be recorded.
• Evidence of a plan for meaningful engagement and interaction with 360-video scenes.
• Featuring of 360-video as a primary form of engagement and not simply an ‘add on’
• Have clear learning objectives/intentions which align with appropriate content area standards

• Videos do not need to be recorded at the time of proposal
• Educators who are new to 360-video technology are encourage to submit proposals. The editor is willing to provide mentorship on the technical aspects of 360-video. It is also work noting that many 360 cameras are now relatively affordable.
• Submissions are encouraged from pre-service and current PK-12 teachers, graduate students, as well as higher education faculty.
• Submissions that represented a range of places are encouraged such as natural/park settings, rural communities, urban settings, indoors, and outdoors.

Interested authors should submit an abstract of 500 to 1,000 words describing their proposed manuscript by May 15, 2024.
The editor will review and invite selected authors to submit full manuscripts for possible inclusion in the final book. All manuscript submissions will go through peer review and must meet publication standards. An invitation to submit a full manuscript is not a guarantee of acceptance.

The Teaching and Learning Online Series is published by IAP and edited by Franklin S. Allaire (University of Houston-Downtown) and Jennifer E. Killham (University of La Verne). If you have questions about the series or would like to propose a future volume, please send an email to

Send all inquiries to Matthew Clay at


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