English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

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City University of Seattle
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English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011


English Language Learners is a growing field in the online arena. With our growing ELL populations, we would like to bring the 'voices' of both experience and research gained to better assist the field of education and practice for professionals.

Since the introduction and expansion of online learning there has been an increase in ELL populations in enrollment as well as a better need to understand their needs. The needs although compared to the standards and ground based schools vary, this guide through expert experiences and research bridge gaps as well as offer solutions. Understanding current trends, practices, policies, documentations, practices, needs, and diversity trends assist tomorrow's online ELL populations in becoming more successful through their facilitators than today.

Objective of the Book
The purpose of this book is to provide online faculty, professionals, academics, practitioners, departments and development the latest in techniques and practice to advance workings with ELL populations as well as understanding of diversity rich online learning experiences. This publication will deal with the concepts and applications in this emerging field and area of research as well as knowledge.

Target Audience
The target audience of this published eBook will be composed of educators, students, practitioners, professionals, and researchers working in the field of higher education and other disciplines, e.g. business, k-12 education, psychology, information technology, and social sciences. Moreover, the book will be a valuable and multifaceted resource that will provide insights about how to build online programs to support professional development needs of ELL learner as well as the facilitator for online classrooms. In addition, this book will be useful for academic research, government, and public administration.

Suggested Topic Areas
All instructors, faculty, administrators and students who hold graduate degrees and higher who value online learning and have first hand working knowledge of ESL/ ELL populations are encouraged to submit. The chapter submitted should include current research, instructional methods, proven practice, effective teaching, standards alignments, integrated policies and practice and so forth. The techniques that have made you successful in the field of your practice will become this book and in part of our voices from the field. Suggested topics for chapters may fall into any of these broad categories:
• ESL Procedures and Practice
• Course or Program Development
• Incorporation of Standards and Student Goals
• Assessment Methodologies and Techniques
• Successful Approaches Online
• Diversity Issues and Concepts
• Creative Uses of Discussion Boards and other Online Tools to Enhance Student Learning

Submission Procedure
An Edited eBook will include innovative research on the newest techniques in teaching online and practice from experienced professionals. This will be a 13-20 chapter book. During the editing and peer review process there will be a second reading prior to final editing and acceptance of approximately 2 months.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 1, 2011, with a 5-7 page chapter outline detailing the chapter to be submitted. Describe the ways they have utilized online learning (degree programs, professional development, etc.) to advance their professional practice. Be sure to use APA 6th edition formatting in your submission.

Authors will be notified by September 15, 2011 about the status of their chapter outline. Full chapters should be submitted on or before November 30, 2011. It is expected that 13-20 full chapters accepted for inclusion in the book will be edited with suggestions from peer reviews. Final editing by authors will need to be completed by December 18, 2011, with e-publication on January 30, 2012.

Important Dates

• August 1, 2011: Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline
• September 15, 2011: Notification of Acceptance of Chapter Proposal
• October 30, 2011: Full Chapter Submission Deadline
• November 30, 2011: Peer Reviews Returned
• December 18, 2011: Edited Chapter Submission Deadline
• January 30, 2012: Publication

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically in a Word document or Rich Text File to:

Dr. Bobbe Colburn