Call for Proposals-Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing your expertise to a forthcoming book edited by Dr. Jeff Whittingham, Dr. Stephanie Huffman, Dr. Wendy Rickman, and Dr. Cheryl Wiedmaier of the University of Central Arkansas, entitled Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom.

Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom will aim to provide relevant research-based best practices of literacy integrated with technological tools in the P-12 classroom and as taught in teacher preparation programs. It will also focus on literacy program implemented in the P-12 setting as viewed through the lens of both quantitative and qualitative research analyses. Research-based case studies will provide best practices that can serve as a guide or “how-to manual” for implementing technology with literacy skills that the novice to expert teacher can apply to improve teaching and learning in distance learning programs.

I would like to invite you to contribute a chapter for our forthcoming publication. Examples of recommended higher education and P-12 education topics which you may wish to write about include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ø Hardware (e.g., iPads, Audiobooks, Smartboards, etc.) Applications in the Literacy Classroom Ø Software Applications in the Literacy Classroom
Ø Web-based/Online Tools for Use in the Literacy Classroom
Ø Training Teachers: Providing High-Quality Professional Development in Technology Ø The Future Use of Technology in Literacy

Should you accept this invitation, I would like to kindly ask that, on or before March 3, 2012, you submit via email a 2-3 page chapter proposal for review that clearly explains the mission and content of your proposed chapter. Should your proposal be accepted, you will be notified by March 18, 2012, and given until July 1, 2012, to submit your chapter upon which it will be sent for double-blind peer review. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),, publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints, in 2013. Please visit for more details regarding this publication.

A call for proposals has been attached if you wish to share it with colleagues.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jeff Whittingham ( We appreciate your consideration of this invitation and hope to hear from you soon!

Best wishes,

Dr. Jeff Whittingham & Dr. Cheryl Wiedmaier
Department of Teaching and Learning
University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Stephanie Huffman & Dr. Wendy Rickman
Department of Leadership Studies
University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Wendy Rickman, Assistant Prof.
Leadership Studies
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