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[school-discuss] CFP: Knowledge and Learning Technologies for National Educational Systems: New Horizons for open minds @ IJ of Knowledge and Learning

Title: CFP: Knowledge and Learning Technologies for National Educational Systems: New Horizons for open minds @ IJ of Knowledge and Learning

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning
Edited by:  Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
ISSN (Online): 1741-1017  - ISSN (Print): 1741-1009
URL: http://www.inderscience.com/ijkl

Special Issue Editors
David Jonassen, Distinguished Professor, Learning Technologies and
Educational Psychology, University of Missouri, USA,
http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~jonassen/ , Jonassen@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Albert Angehrn, Professor of Information Technology and Entrepreneurship
Director, Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies, CALT, INSEAD, France,
http://www.calt.insead.edu/, albert.angehrn@xxxxxxxxxx

Miltiadis Lytras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and
Computers Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Hellas,

Ambjorn Naeve, Head of the Knowledge Management Research Group, Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, amb@xxxxxxxxxxx

Call for Papers

The International Journal of Knowledge and Learning seeks original
manuscripts for the Special Issue on "Knowledge and Learning
Technologies for National Educational Systems" scheduled to appear in
a mid 2007 issue.

Knowledge and Learning Technologies evolution is really amazing.
Excellent approaches, sound theoretical propositions, state-of-the art
systems ready to provide a new lever of sustainable development.

National educational systems from the other hand provide the contexts
for the applications of Knowledge and Learning Technologies. Several
committees of technologists and pedagogues try to find the right
balance, and to implement learning aware technology enhanced

But there seem to be a problem!! A significant gap on the technology
adoption and a lack of fantasy in the ways that technologies can create
new roads for constructive learning, community building and enormous
knowledge transfer. Billions of euros are spent for new learning
technologies at every levels of education but unfortunately the
investments seem to be in many cases a really waste of money!!

It is not a problem in terms of availability of technologies but mostly a
problem in terms of tight linkage to the old and inefficient educational

We must develop new roles for the teachers of our days away from the
authoritarian characteristics of the past and we must make a step
towards open collaborative content.

"NEW HORIZONS for OPEN MINDS". This is the ultimate objective of the
application of Knowledge and Learning Technologies in National
Educational Systems. New contexts, New Models and new learning
designs that motivate the cultivation of virtues, culture and knowledge.

So this is the theme of the special issue. We invite open minds,
academics, and practitioners to contribute their research on how
knowledge and learning technologies create new Horizons for Open
mind in National Educational Systems, exploiting leading edge
approaches on design and modeling of learning processes and
educational systems.

The special issue aims at helping in communicating and disseminating
relevant recent research in Applications of Knowledge and Learning
Technologies in National Educational Systems with fantasy, inspiration
and care for the educational community and the society. This is
intended to initiate a dialog between the government and the research
community based on a well-defined context-in fact a New Deal for the
Education of 21st century.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

?       Educational Paradigms of the Knowledge And Learning Society
?       Knowledge and Learning Technologies in National Educational
?       Educational Portals at National level
?       Digital Educational collections and context driven learning
?       Culture for Education technology enhanced initiatives
?       Virtual spaces for knowledge and learning at educational systems
?       Educational content repositories and content dissemination
?       Approaches for community development of educational content
?       Frameworks, Models and Strategies for the deployment of
Knowledge and learning technologies in educational systems
?        International technology enhanced partnerships for education
?        Knowledge and Learning Technologies for Education at under
development countries
?       Knowledge and Learning Technologies for minorities and excluded

Important Dates
30th May 2006
Submission of manuscripts
15th Sept 2006
Notification to authors
15th November 2006
Final versions due
Mid 2007

Style and Author Guidelines
Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an author, you are responsible
for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines. You can access
them by clicking on http://www.inderscience.com/papers/about.php
Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript.

Please submit your paper Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras (lytras@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)