Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Call for Chapters: Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music

Call for Chapters: 
Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music

Carol Johnson (University of Calgary) and 
Virginia Christy Lamothe (Belmont University)


Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
Full Chapters Due: July 15, 2017
Submission Date: October 15, 2017


The connection of practical teaching scenarios to research-informed pedagogy is an important recurring dialogue to take place as online music education continues its exponential expansion in higher education. The overarching theme of this work is the design and development of teaching and learning post-secondary music online. Therefore, this collection of work seeks to share both the research-based evidence of the current landscape of teaching and learning post-secondary music in the online environment as well as explore the development of an online music pedagogy.


The purpose of this of work is to gather a collection of research and current teaching practices in post-secondary online music environments to explore the creation of an online music pedagogy. With the recent emergence of online music education from the traditional music classroom in the past 10 years, there are many challenges and opportunities that have yet to be documented and explored to the broader academic community. This book seeks to become a primary resource to help clarify the practices and understand the nature of teaching and learning music in the online environment at the post-secondary level.

Target Audience

Research and practitioners teaching music theory, music history, music appreciation and world music at the post-secondary level in the online environment are the targeted audience for this book.

Recommended Topics

We invite researchers, practitioners and scholars to submit chapter proposals that centers on the pedagogy involved in online music education at the postsecondary level. Possible topics could address:

·      Development of an online music pedagogy,

·      Use of Social-constructivist learning in online music courses,

·      Design for online music courses,

·      Common misconceptions or pitfalls in online music courses,

·      Digital literacies for online music students,

·      Reshaping courses mid-semester based on formative reviews,

·      Designing for student voice in the online context,

·      Development, practice and feedback in online discussions,

·      Managing cognitive load in an online music course

·      Effective online learning tasks,

·      Implementing re-design based on student course evaluations,

·      Use of Virtual Reality (VR) and AI for music learning,

·      Assessment in online music learning,

·      Nature of collaboration for online music learning,

·      Inclusion of informal online music learning spaces,

·      Challenges and future implications for online music education

This is not an exhaustive list. Submissions that address any of these or related topics will be considered. Research studies (i.e., qualitative and quantitative methodologies), current practices (e.g., action research) and theoretical writings are welcome.

Submission Procedure

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit a chapter proposal (1,000 to 2,000 words) by March 15, 2017. Clearly identify the following items in your chapter with the following headers: Abstract, Keywords (5-8 keywords), Background, Purpose of Chapter, and Implications/ Recommendations to the Field. Submissions are to be uploaded to IGI website as outlined at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/ . A double-blind peer review editorial process will then be completed and authors will be notified by April 30, 2017 about the status of their proposals, along with chapter writing guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 15, 2017. You can find more information about the manuscript guidelines at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music . All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind editorial review process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager at 
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2594. The anticipated publication date is 2018.


This 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. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

Call for Chapter Proposal Submissions: February 1, 2017 – March 15, 2017 
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2017 
Full chapter submissions: July 15, 2017 
Reviews results returned: September 15, 2017 
Final acceptance notification: September 30, 2017 
Final chapter submission: October 15, 2017