Call for Chapters: Education, Media and Participatory Culture

Call for Chapters: Education, Media and Participatory Culture
Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Call for Chapters: Education, Media and Participatory Culture

 Open University of Catalonia Press

The increasing presence of media and digital technologies plays a key role in many aspects of our daily life. Computers, video games, Internet, digital cameras or mobile phones are essential tools among young and no so young to communicate, share, consume or create knowledge. All these activities significantly affect the development of our social, cultural and educational competences, i.e. the way we communicate, eat, work, study or solve problems. This particular context challenges us to think more creatively about the relationships and interactions between communication and learning, and to explore how educational models are being impacted by the processes of social change that come with digitalization, the emergence of social media and the so-called web 2.0.

 This call for chapters aims to strengthen the network of researchers, teachers, professionals and doctorate students interested in the relationships and interactions between communication and learning, by linking the results of two international conferences: International Conference on Media Education and Digital Competence and BCN Meeting#2: International Conference on Social experience

 We encourage the submission of original contributions in Spanish or in English to the two-volume book on Education, media and participatory culture that will be published by Open University of Catalonia under UOCpress collection. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 1. Relations and interactions between communication and learning

 2. New social uses of audiovisual technologies

 3. Relations and interactions between education and entertainment

 4. Participatory culture and learning in the digital age

 5. Social networks and virtual communities

 6. Videogames and virtual worlds

 7. Projects’ dissemination

 Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 20, 2012 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 by January 15, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (4,500 – 6.000 words) are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2013. All submitted full chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Important dates:

Chapter proposal submission (800 words): December 20, 2012

Full chapter submission (4500 - 6000 words): April 30, 2013

Expected date of publication: October 2013

Inquiries can be forwarded to:

Dr. Daniel Aranda

Department of Communication and Information Sciences

Open University of Catalonia




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