The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, deadline July 1 for Fall 2011 issue
Please see our current issue at http://nwi.ivytech.edu/atrium/ The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall 2011 issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.
The innovative use of technology is a larger part of the classroom now than it was just a few years ago. Many of our students have been raised with it and want to fully engage in it, but older students, and even many faculty, often balk at using modern tools. How can technology benefit both faculty and students? What problems arise as we move toward a more technology-based learning environment?
Classroom management is the topic of our second call. How do we stay positive and motivated while working toward a solution that benefits everyone? What is the role of administrator, faculty, and staff to facilitate student success in the classroom when dealing with problem students? How do we help students deal with their obstacles to learning or when they are obstacles to other students' learning? How do we deal with disruptive students in face-to-face classrooms? In distance learning classes? What strategies and resources are available to make us better at what we're trying to do?
The Atrium is published electronically semiannually in Fall and Spring semesters. Deadline for submissions is July 1 and January 1. Published work is archived on the website.
For submission guidelines, a link to our website, FAQs, and e-mail submissions, please go to http://nwi.ivytech.edu/atrium/ For questions not addressed on the website, please contact the general editor, Nancy Riecken, at firstname.lastname@example.org.