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Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning
The inaugural issue of Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning has now been published at http://journal.elnet.com.au/impact.
The inaugural issue, the theme of which is "Current issues and future directions in workplace e-learning: Mapping the research landscape", is a 'bumper' issue containing no less than 14 refereed articles written by authors from France, the UK, Ireland, the USA and Australia. The full text of all 14 articles is available to all those who register for a free account at http://journal.elnet.com.au/index.php/impact/user/register.
The publication frequency of Impact will increase to bi-annual in 2010, followed by quarterly in 2011 and subsequent years. Manuscript submissions are now being accepted via the online submission system for the first regular issue of the journal (Vol 2, No 1 - to be published in July 2010) - Please see the "About" section of the journal's Web site for information about the journal's focus and scope as well as detailed guidelines for authors.
The second issue of Impact in 2010 (Vol 2, No 2), which will be published in December, is intended to be a special, themed issue on the topic of e-learning evaluation and transfer. More details, including a formal Call for Papers, will be made available in early 2010. Meanwhile, expressions of interest can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Book Series
The series entitled Explorations in the Learning Sciences, Instructional Systems and Performance Technologies published by Springer will consist of approximately 13 volumes published over a three-year period beginning in 2010. New and emerging digital technologies have had a significant impact on learning, instruction and performance support in the last 20 years. It is likely that changes will continue to be significant in the next 20 years. One consequence of new digital technologies has been some fragmentation and lack of communication among the various academic and professional communities interested in applying these technologies for the improvement of human learning and performance. Another consequence is that the research and development efforts associated with applying new technologies to learning, instruction and performance have grown more complex and challenging. Keeping up with new technologies and how they might be integrated for the betterment of society is an ongoing challenge for all professionals. This book series is aimed at promoting dialogue among these various communities and in helping professionals maintain their knowledge and skills in a very dynamic and challenging climate of change and innovation. We welcome proposals for books in this series. Individual volumes might be authored by one or a few authors, or they may be edited volumes.
See http://www.springer.com/education?SGWID=0-40406-12-649299-0 for more information.