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Jerry P. Becker

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Invited Call for Papers: Book on Mobile Learning and Maths.
Posted: Jul 14, 2013 2:40 PM
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Sent at the request of Helen Crompton.
Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to submit a chapter proposal for a book on
mobile learning and mathematics that John Traxler and I are
co-authoring. Please see the attached call for chapters. The book
will be published by Routledge. We are kindly asking you to express
your interest in this academic endeavor by submitting 1 page chapter
proposal to both editors at and . We look forward to your proposals

Kind regards



Mobilizing Mathematics: Case Studies of Mobile Learning being used in
Mathematics Education

Invited call for chapters

Mobile learning is gaining popularity within education as pedagogical
practices are evolving with the new opportunities offered through the
use of mobile devices. This research can provide ideas and strategies
for educators and a springboard for educational researchers to
continue this relatively new field of study. The goal for this book
is to provide (a) an understanding of the foundations and future, (b)
information about instructional design and learner support, and (b)
exemplar case studies. This information, from leading practitioners
and researchers, will highlight the way mobile devices can be used to
extend and enhance teaching and learning in mathematics.

The call is for contributions from across the globe. Chapters will
undergo a peer-review process for quality contributions and this will
involve authors reviewing no more than two chapters each. The target
audience is K-12 Practitioners, K-12 Specialists/consultants,
educators in higher education, and scholars. We envisage the book to
have a total of 14 chapters with 5,000 words per chapter. The
chapters may include black and white figures, tables, and a few well
selected photographs for the case studies.

Contents & Structure

Foundations and Future (Two Chapters)
a. Theories
b. Connecting mobile learning and mathematics

This section will provide the underpinning theories of mobile
learning and how these theories connect to the teaching and learning
of mathematics.

Instructional Design and Learner Support (Three Chapters)
c. Instructional Design
d. Extending traditional pedagogies
e. Learner support
f. Technological tools available (including application and programs)

This section will give the reader an overview of how mobile learning
can support the teaching and learning of mathematics. The chapters
will explain what makes mobile learning different than traditional
learning and learning that takes place with other tethered
technologies, such as desktop computers. The instructional design is
crucial and this will be addressed in this section with specific
ideas on how to construct effective tasks and activities. It also
provides ideas of the current applications, programs and devices
available to support learning.

Cases Studies (Nine chapters)
g. Various across grades and mathematical strands

This section will make up nearly 2/3 of the book, with case studies
that cover a wide range of grade levels and mathematical strands.
Case studies will also be accepted from across the globe. These
studies must provide replicable, informative components. In other
words, educators worldwide will be able to envisage similar
activities being used in their local schools.

Authors may ask questions to either editor below. Authors should
submit a one page summary of the proposed chapter to both editors by
September 20, 2013. Acceptances will be sent shortly after this date
and authors will then have until January 20, 2014 to complete the
first draft of the chapter.


Helen Crompton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, Shropshire, UK.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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