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We're engaged in writing an edited book about Interactive Whiteboards and seeking chapters and more particularly case studies detailing your experience with using IWBs in teaching and learning.
Please read the following and distribute to any others who might be interested in contributing to this project.
Thank you
Dr Michael Thomas




Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training:
Emerging Technologies and Applications


Michael Thomas Ph.D.
Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan

Euline Cutrim Schmid Ph.D
University of Education Heidelberg, Germany


Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training combines content-based chapters on the main pedagogical issues associated with Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) along with practical case studies exploring their use in actual learning environments. The focus of the book is on the use of IWBs in schools, colleges, universities and training contexts, across all disciplines.

The substantial investment in digital or Interactive Whiteboards around the world is set to continue over the next five years. This is especially true of the USA and the UK. Currently, nearly 80% of high schools and 90% of primary schools in the UK have Interactive Whiteboards installed in their classrooms. Interactive Whiteboards have been adopted around the world, in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and South America. They are an emerging technology that will continue to reach out beyond the school system and into further and higher education.

Interactive Whiteboards for Education and Training aims to be one of the first high quality collections by a recognized international press on this major subject of relevance to instructors across the educational spectrum, from schools to universities and training organizations.


Chapter proposals are being sought for the first section of the book (6-10 chapters). Chapters should focus on a substantive area of pedagogy related to the use of IWB technology. Completed chapters should be between 6,000 - 8,500 words in length, and fully referenced following APA style guidelines. Possible subject areas to be addressed by the chapters include:

(i). Enhanced interactivity

(ii). Multimedia in the classroom

(iii). The use of wireless remote devices (slates, clickers etc.)

(iv). Teacher training and professional development

(v). Task-based teaching and learning

(vi). IWB and Web 2.0

(vii). Web-based learning

(viii). IWB and learner motivation

(ix). Classroom interaction and collaboration

(x). Resources for IWB

Proposals on other topics in addition to those listed are welcomed.


The second section includes 12-20 case studies which develop and complement the themes of the first section of the book by exploring instructors’ practical experiences.

All of the case studies are organized according to a similar format thus enabling comparison. Case studies represent first-hand accounts from those involved directly in the projects described. The case studies should be based on research done with IWB or related technology in the last five years. Each case study should address the following sections:

(i). the context of the project

(ii). the rationale of the project

(iii). the teaching and learning aims and objectives of the project

(iv). the technology infrastructure

(v). the evaluation and assessment criteria used

(vi). the learning outcomes and findings of the project

(vii). future implications of the project (institutional, for teaching, for learning, for professional development)

The final word-length of each case study is expected to be in the range of 3,500 – 6,000 words.


Please send a 1-2 page proposal outlining the main features of your proposed chapter or case study and how it is relevant for the collection. Proposals and submission enquiries should be sent as MS Word documents by email to: Dr Michael Thomas, at:

<[email protected]>

The deadline for the receipt of a proposal is October, 30, 2008.

The subject line of the email should read, “IWB Chapter/Case Study Proposal.”

All proposals should include the following information:

(i). Full name and title of the author(s)

(ii). Professional status (Teacher, Lecturer, Professor etc.)

(iii). Professional affiliation (Name of your educational institution)
(iv). Professional address

- Department
- Employer
- City & Postal/Zip code
- Country
- Phone/Fax
- Email addresses (home/work)

(v). Please attach a short biographical statement of each author (ca. 50-100 words).

All proposals will be vetted and returned to the authors within 2 weeks of receipt with appropriate feedback.

The first draft of the chapters and case studies is due on or before February 15, 2009. All submitted work will be subject to a double-blind refereed process.

Authors of accepted proposals will be sent further guidelines for the development of their chapter or case study in due course. Prospective authors may submit more than one chapter and/or case study proposal. However, only one chapter and case study can be accepted per author.

The book is under contract with IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.) and tentatively scheduled for publication in 2010. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit <>.
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