Smarter People Through Interactive Digital Entertainment Resources

Smarter People through Interactive Digital Entertainment Resources


Book: Education, media and participatory culture
Open University of Catalonia Press
Chapter proposal submission  (extended to January 30)

The increasing presence of media and digital technologies plays a key role in many aspects of our daily life. Computers, video games, Internet, digital cameras or mobile phones are essential tools among young and no so young to communicate, share, consume or create knowledge. All these activities significantly affect the development of our social, cultural and educational competences, i.e. the way we communicate, eat, work, study or solve problems. This particular context challenges us to think more creatively about the relationships and interactions between communication and learning, and to explore how educational models are being impacted by the processes of social change that come with digitalization, the emergence of social media and the so called web 2.0.

This call for chapters aims to strengthen the network of researchers, teachers, professionals and doctorate students interested in the relationships and interactions between communication and learning. We encourage the submission of original contributions in English or Spanish, to the two-volume book on Education, media and participatory culture that will be published by Open University of Catalonia under UOCpress collection. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Relations and interactions between communication and learning
2. New social uses of audiovisual technologies
3. Relations and interactions between education and entertainment
4. Participatory culture and learning in the digital age
5. Social networks and virtual communities
6. Videogames and virtual worlds
7. Projects’ dissemination

Important dates:

Chapter proposal submission (800 words): December 20, 2012 (extended to January 30)
Full chapter submission (4500 - 6000 words): April 30, 2013
Expected date of publication: October 2013
Inquiries can be forwarded to:

Dr. Daniel Aranda
Department of Communication and Information Sciences
Open University of Catalonia

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