Special Issue "Experimenting with Online Pedagogical Resources for European Universities (OpenU)"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 November 2022) | Viewed by 2344
Interests: education and training of innovation and entrepreneurship; mixed and innovative education formats
Interests: philosophy of culture; epistemology; distributed knowledge and cognition
Interests: active learning pedagogies; innovation and entrepreneurship education; non-technical education for engineers; sociology of technology; sustainability of computing; education technologies
Interests: innovation; open innovation; innovation management; entrepreneurship; education; educational innovation; cybersecurity
The rapid development of digital solutions has encouraged academics, educational practitioners, and policy actors to seek new and innovative ways of offering value to students. Digital transformation in universities has usually been approached at an institutional level to identify the role of information technologies (ITs) within the classroom. Crucially, the current challenge is to understand and create empirical evidence on how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can adopt digital transformation at a collaborative level. In this context, in 2019 a Consortium comprising 21 partners created the Erasmus+ KA3 project, "Online Pedagogical Resources for European Universities”, whose aim has been to create a digital infrastructure that focuses on learning, mobility, and cooperation. This digital infrastructure aims to experiment and evaluate both policy efforts and cooperation projects among HEIs, as well as to support the development of European university alliances and the transferability of innovative practices.
After two years of preparation, definition of needs, and coordination of experiments, the University of Rennes 1 and Paris 1, in charge of the "Experiment Work Package", invites all (but not exclusively) involved Consortium researchers, educational practitioners, policymakers, and administrative staff to participate in the Conference "Experimenting with Online Pedagogical Resources for European Universities (OpenU)", which will take place on October 13–14th, 2022 in Paris.
Interested researchers may propose theoretical or empirical research contributions as well as reflection works (e.g., "guidelines for good practices", "tutorial", "critical discussions", etc.) on how to leverage digital infrastructure for curricular cooperation initiatives and set up joint learning activities in which students can be directly involved.
Topic areas may include the following:
- Cooperative education, inter-university education and education alliances.
- Education policy and evidence-based policy.
- ECTS recognition for inter-university micro-programs.
- Higher Education Management.
- New forms of students and teachers’ mobility.
- Innovation and innovative education.
- Blended and distributed learning.
- Teaching experiences (best practices).
- Education experiments.
- Digital tools (testing functionalities to improve education).
- MOOCs, virtual and digital education.
- Qualitative and quantitative metrics to assess education experiment's success.
- Educational frameworks.
- Micro-Masters development.
- Change management for university leadership.
- Teacher, student, and administration engagement.
- Intercultural education experiences.
Proposals should correspond to full articles (4,000 words minimum), which will be eventually published as conference proceedings in the MDPI Special Issue. Full articles may correspond to scientific research works or reports. In the case of reports, these may be preliminary studies, observations or protocols leading to guidelines for good practices, tutorials, or step-by-step methodological applications.
Authors interested in participating in the conference and proceedings are expected to send their full contributions by September 18th, using the Word template available in the Instruction for Authors page.
The following sections should be included:
- The title of the experimentation.
- Introduction and justification.
- Methodology (proposal description, target, evaluated aspects, etc.).
- Results and discussion (e.g., how do your results contribute to digital transformation, e.g., in terms of cooperation, collaboration, etc.).
- Conclusion (main implications for HEIs policy, inter-university cooperation, blended learning, etc.).
*Interested authors will have the possibility to submit their abstracts (100 words) and check out suitability for the call before the submission deadline.
All submitted works will be peer-reviewed. Acceptance notifications for Conference Participation will be communicated by September 19-25, 2022, while decision notification for Proceedings Publication will be informed on October 30, 2022.
Accepted authors will be able resubmit the final version including peers’ feedback and necessary modifications until November 30, 2022, in order to appear in the Special Issue.
We look forward to receiving your proposals.
Dr. Alvaro Pina Stranger
Dr. Marco Renzo Dell’Omodarme
Dr. Lorenzo Angeli
Dr. Alberto Tejero
Dr. German Varas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- education policies
- education collaboration
- blended education
- distributed education
- virtual mobility
- digital transformation
- digital education