Three volumes have just appeared in the Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education series: Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming and Simulation http://www.amazon.com/Increasing-Engagement-Retention-Immersive-Interfaces/d p/1781902402/ Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs, and WebQuests http://www.amazon.com/Increasing-Engagement-Retention-Learning-Activities/dp /1781902364/ Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Social Technologies: Facebook, e-portfolios, and other Social Networking Services http://www.amazon.com/Increasing-Engagement-Retention-Learning-Activities/dp /1781902380/ If you have an idea for a monograph or chapter book for the Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education series (Emerald Publishing Group), please send a proposal to the series editor Charles Wankel, [log in to unmask] . Look over the associated questions and form at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/authors/submit.htm . I hope you will quaff the appropriate amount of comfort to exhibit the joy merited by the winter vacation with its holidays, parties, friends, and amusing gifts. Your colleague and social media and technology proponent, Charles Wankel Professor of Management, St. John's University, New York http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~wankelc [log in to unmask] ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.