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About the Handbook
The Handbook seeks to provide a resource for both present and future language teachers to better understand how technologies can be used to capitalise upon the potential benefits that they bring, while at the same time being aware of the limitations. It seeks to maintain sufficient depth to be appropriate as a resource for postgraduate students, while at the same time providing a balanced perspective based on the individual authors’ experiences with technology. While it is not intended to be a “how-to” book, a practical tone should be adopted to allow readers to consider how the various technologies may be used in their own diverse settings. At the same time, it should be founded solidly on existing research and adopt a descriptive rather than a prescriptive perspective, providing suggestions as well as potential areas of concern in each of the topics covered.
The proposed volume will have approximately 35 chapters (around 6,000 words each including references) divided into eleven sections: Introduction, Environments, Theories, Tools, Social Aspects of Learning, Learners, Teaching and Training, Language Skills and Areas, Assessment, Research, and Conclusions. The prime target for the handbook should be upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students and as well as academics and teachers at all levels. A practical tone should be adopted to allow readers to consider how the various technologies may be used in their own diverse settings. The spread of COVID-19 has meant a wider spread of technology in all areas of teaching, and it has left many teachers struggling with new concepts and tools that this Handbook will hopefully assist them with. In saying this, we would like to avoid an over-emphasis on the pandemic in each chapter, as this has the potential to date the content unnecessarily.
The prime target for the handbook should be upper-level undergraduates and postgraduate students and as well as academics and teachers at all levels. A practical tone should be adopted to allow readers to consider how the various technologies may be used in their own diverse settings.
The purpose of the handbook is to explain concepts of the field in a clear style to provide the reader with an overview that will help them to understand and deepen their knowledge of the field. There is no fixed structure per se for each chapter, but it should include the following as much as possible:
Introduction Background/historical perspectives Primary themes Current research and practice Recommendations for research and practice Future directions References Further reading
Please remember that this is a handbook that explains concepts rather than a book of empirical studies. You may of course include any information about relevant work that you are doing to illustrate concepts, but it should support rather than overshadow the concepts being described.
Contributions should be roughly no more than 6,000 words, including all references, figures and illustrations.
The manuscript should be single-spaced using Times New Roman 12pt font throughout. Citations and references should be included using APA 7. DOIs should be included for all references where possible.
Images must be of high quality (preferably 300 dpi). Non-copyrighted images are preferred, but if it is necessary to use copyrighted material, authors will be required to clear all permissions and deliver all permissions information with your final contribution. All images and tables need to be delivered in a separate file to your text.
At the end of the manuscript, please include an annotated list of 3-4 articles, chapters, or books that you think would be useful for readers to refer to as a support for your chapter.
Please include a list of the terms that you would like to have included in the index at the end of the chapter. The index is not a summary of the book’s content, and the core consideration when compiling an index is what is likely to be looked up by a reader. Please avoid author/researcher names, and verbs or adjectives standing alone. The main heading should be a noun with any adjectives or modifiers (e.g., "autonomy, developing" rather than "developing autonomy") coming after the main heading, unless it is widely accepted as a common phrase in the field (e.g., "applied linguistics"). The index will be combined when all chapters are finalised.