Call for papers — Emergency Remote Education: methodological, technological, organizational and policy issues

IJET invites authors to submit contributions that can deepen our knowledge about issues of a methodological, technological, organisational or policy nature (as well as combinations thereof) that are related to what has been termed “Emergency Remote Education (ERE)” (Williamson, Eynon, & Potter, 2020) or “Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT)” (Hodges et al, 2020). These contributions may investigate the effects on society, educational systems and institutions, and put forward proposals on how we can better address similar challenges in future. Some experts claim that emergency education models may be treated as “prototypes for education systems to emulate far beyond the pandemic” (Williamson, Eynon, & Potter, 2020; 109). Seen in this light, we consider the term “emergency” in the broad sense, not merely restricted to the COVID-19 pandemic, and look forward to receiving submissions that present findings which either support that position or call it into question.

Topics of Interest

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology invites researchers and experts in the field to submit contributions related to one or more of the following themes:

  • Methodological approaches for Emergency Remote Education (ERE)
    • Assessment approaches for ERE
    • Inclusion and exclusion issues related to ERE
    • Learning and teaching dynamics before, during and after ERE
    • Self-Regulated Learning in ERE
    • Formal and informal learning in ERE
    • Emotional and psychological aspects of ERE
    • Responsible Research and Innovation in times of ERE
  • Technological environments for ERE
    • Schools’ technological infrastructures for ERE
    • Higher Education preparedness for ERE
    • Portable devices and ERE
    • Role of social media in ERE
    • Learners’ and educators’ data use during and beyond ERE
  • Organization and policies of ERE
    • School organization and policies for ERE
    • Higher Education organization and policies for ERE
    • ERE logistics
    • ERE legacy

Contributions of the following types are welcomed:

  • Theoretical articles (about 6,500 words)
  • Research articles (about 6,500 words)
  • Reviews of the literature (about 6,500 words)

Contributors should make their submissions by September 30th, 2020, through the journal website, after registering as an author. Upon submission, please mention this call for papers in the field “Comments for the editors”. Papers should be formatted according to the author guidelines. All contributions are subject to a double blind peer review process. Publication is expected in July 2021.

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