CALL FOR PAPERS

I. GENERAL DATA

1. Presentation

The Virtual Educa meetings allow institutional managers and experts in the field of innovation applied to Education and Training to make proposals and share projects. The regional and national meetings, specialized in specific themes, converge in the annual international meeting.

Virtual Educa and the Medellín Mayor's Office presented the Virtual Educa Global Education Summit: transforming education from science, technology and innovation on March 10 of this year. The event will be held in the city of Medellín from October 19 to 21, 2022 in three stages of the city: the Center for Teacher Innovation (MOVA), the Citadel of the Fourth Revolution and the Transformation of Learning (C4TA), and Plaza Higher.

2. Structure

The Meeting is defined by thematic, generic and specific axes, which are developed in spaces organized in plenary sessions, seminars and workshops. The selection of papers will be made by an international scientific commission of recognized prestige.

We greatly appreciate your interest in presenting a paper at Virtual Educa.

Thank you for your participation!

II. REFERENCE DATES

Please respect the dates indicated here scrupulously.

Presentation period for papers (unextendable)

June 15 - August 15

Submission of the presentation registration certificate (CRP) and the invitation letter (CIV) by the organization

When submitting the paper

Evaluation of proposals

August 16 - September 15

Communication of results

September 16

Publication of the final results on the website Digital repository of certificates: selected paper certificate (CPS) and registration certificate (CIN)

September 19

Access to the panel of the speaker to upload the communication that will be presented at the Meeting, PDF format

October 1st

Publication of the general program on the web

1 de octubre

Educa Virtual Education Global Summit

October 19-21

Digital repository of certificates: certificate of paper presented (CPP) and participation (CPA)

30th of October

III. THEME

The academic program of the Global Summit on Education is structured into 6 thematic blocks, each of which is divided into spaces that include the holding of seminars and workshops. The presentation of each paper must be made within a specific sector.

Block 1. Educators in the digital age [K12]

a. Active methodologies in education

b. Integration of emerging technologies in teaching practice.

c. Research and innovation in the classroom.

d. The construction of an educational model for a district of science, technology and innovation

e. Is it necessary to humanize the school?

Block 2. Higher Education, innovation and internationalization

a. University and the 2030 goals

b. Digitally Competent Organizations

c. Internationalization of higher education

d. University versus multiversity

e. New perspectives: science diplomacy

Block 3. Education, Technology and Innovation

a. educational metaverse

b. Digital educational ecosystems

c. Disruptive technologies and their impacts on education

d. Stem Education: Shape and Stem Woman

e. Other educational training and innovation scenarios: museums, science and research centers

Block 4. Training throughout life and entrepreneurship

a. Lifelong Learning: reskilling, upskilling

b. Entrepreneurship and Talent

c. Transversal skills

d. The challenges of education in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Block 5. Citizenship and education

a. Global citizenship and digital competence

b. Democratic prospects in the digital age

c. Global Citizenship Education

d. Education for sustainable development

Block 6. Evaluation, quality, inclusion and coexistence

a. Quality and evaluation in virtual higher education

b. New accreditation of teaching digital skills

c. Educational inclusion: leaving no one behind

d. Education for coexistence

IV. PROCEDURE

1. Formal specifications

We appreciate you taking the following into consideration:

1.1. Presentation format

Length: 15-20 pages, including bibliography, tables and graphs.

Paper size: ISO A4

TSuggested font: Arial font - 11 points, single spaced.

Format of the file to send: PDF

Note. - To maintain a homogeneous format, please DO NOT write your name or the title of the paper in all capital letters.

Example: [incorrect] LUIS PÉREZ; [correct] Luis Pérez

Example: [incorrect] VIRTUAL PROJECTS; [correct] Virtual projects

1.2. Number of papers

The presentation of a paper by each author will be scheduled. However, an author can be a co-author in papers presented by other authors [maximum two additional papers].

1.3. Thematic area of the presentation

In the paper presentation form you are asked to indicate for which block and topic you are submitting your paper [only one]. Please do not submit similar papers with similar or different titles in different sections, as in that case they cannot be taken into consideration.

2. Rules

To facilitate the programming and speed up the previous procedures, the presentation of the papers will be governed by what is indicated here:

2.1. Participation in the Meeting

The participation of the speaker [main author] in the Meeting is free, without having to register for it since it is automatic . The co-authors of the approved papers will also have free registration, which will also be automatic.

2.2. Presentation of the paper

Each paper must be presented ONLY by its speaker [one person per paper]. Each thematic block has a central day in the event. The presentation of the papers of said thematic block will be scheduled chronologically, in relation to such dates.

The speaker will have 10 to 15 minutes to present their paper. There will be a table coordinator, responsible for the dynamics of the session. All rooms are equipped with a computer, internet, projector and screen.

The presentations of the papers must be uploaded in the panel of the speaker before the beginning of the Meeting. However, it is also convenient to upload it to the room's computer, which can be done before the start of the session.

3. Systematic

Those interested in presenting a paper must submit their proposal through this website.

3.1. Presentation of the proposal

The precise data for the presentation of the paper are:

  • Title of the paper [do not use capital letters]
  • Data of the main author-speaker: name, institution, position, city, country, e-mail [do not use capital letters]
  • Co-author data: same
  • Abstract of the presentation [does not replace the presentation]: 200 words maximum
  • Presentation format: maximum 20 sheets A-4, Arial 11, single spaced, PDF

In addition, they must choose the block and theme where the presentation is located for evaluation.

Automatically, the author of the presented paper will receive an e-mail with:

  • Certificate of Recorded Lecture (CRP)
  • Invitation letter (CIV), to be able to process with your institution the participation in the Meeting and the visa, if required.

Likewise, the author will be able to verify that his paper has been received and is available for evaluation by accessing the banner of this web page: Results of call for papers.

3.2. Evaluation

After the deadline for presentation of papers, the selection of those that will be presented at the Meeting will be made. The evaluation of the papers is coordinated by the directors of each block.

3.3. Results

After the communication of the selected papers, the speakers have a period of one week to confirm their participation.
The selected speakers who for any reason cannot attend the Meeting must let them know before the deadline. Once the deadline is over, the final results will be published on the web. The selected talks will be scheduled at the Meeting and will be included in the general schedule.

3.4. Inclusion of the presentation

The speakers must upload the presentation of the paper they are going to make at the Meeting in PDF format, through the Speaker's Panel.

V. SELECTION CRITERIA

The submitted paper must be complete and be the final version. Abstracts [to be completed later], nor provisional versions of the paper [to be replaced later by the one considered definitive] are not accepted.

The selection criteria are the following:

1. Evaluation of the contribution (25% of the qualification)

It is graded from 1 to 5, where 1 is DOES NOT MAKE ANY CONTRIBUTION or REPRODUCES TEXTS THAT ARE EASILY FOUND ON THE INTERNET, and 5 is UNQUESTIONABLE CONTRIBUTION, IT COULD BE A KEYNOTE CONFERENCE.

2. Text quality (25% of grade)

It is graded from 1 to 5, where 1 is ONLY AN ABSTRACT or DOCUMENT WITHOUT INTERNAL COHERENCE OR ORDER OF PRESENTATION, and 5 is EXCELLENT DOCUMENT.

3. Relevance for the Meeting (20% of the grade)

It is rated from 1 to 5, where 1 is THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN THIS MEETING, and 5 is FIT PERFECTLY IN VIRTUAL EDUCA.

4. Quality and timeliness of references (15% of the score)

It is scored from 1 to 5, where 1 is POOR AND OLD REFERENCES, and 5 is CURRENT AND RELEVANT REFERENCES.

5. Allows to generate discussions (15% of the qualification)

It is graded from 1 to 5, where 1 is VERY PARTICULAR TOPIC TO A REGION OR SITUATION or VERY DEBATED BEFORE, and 5 is YES, THE TOPIC IS CURRENT AND THE MATERIAL PROVIDES ELEMENTS THAT ALLOWS FOR DEBATE.

At the end of the evaluation process, the list of selected papers is published.

VI. RECORDS AND CERTIFICATES

1. Participation in the call

Immediately after submitting a paper, its author will receive an e-mail with:

  • Certificate of registered presentation (CRP)
  • Letter of invitation (CIV) to participate in the Meeting in case of being selected, so that the author can process the participation with his institution

2. Selected papers [reference date: September 19, 2022]

Once the process is finished, the results will be published on the web and the selected speakers will be informed by email. In said email they will be informed of access to the digital repository of certificates, from which they can download in electronic format:

  • Certificate of selected paper (CPS)
  • Certificate of registration at the Meeting (CIN)

3. 3. Papers presented [reference date: October 30, 2022]

The speakers will have access through the digital repository of certificates to:

  • Speaker accreditation certificate (CAT), which will reflect the title of the paper, the speaker and the co-authors that appear in the record of each paper. It will be the responsibility of the speaker to send the co-authors a copy of said certificate.

VII. LIST OF PRESENTATIONS

1. Digital Edition

The papers presented at this Meeting are gathered in a digital edition, with ISBN [ International Standard Book Number ].

The papers presented during the seventeen years of international meetings held [2000-2017] can be viewed on this website, as well as available in downloadable format. Its publication has been assigned the following number: ISBN 978-959-250-975-7.

2. General repository of papers

All the papers presented appear in the 'Repository of papers and communications on Education and innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean'

The authors of the papers accept their dissemination through these media . Any speaker who later wishes to publish his paper must indicate its origin.

In addition, by participating in the call for papers, the authors and co-authors accept that there is no possibility that they will later cease to be part of the repertoires of approved papers.

VIII. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We greatly appreciate your interest in getting in touch with us. Given, however, the complexity of the organization of the Meeting, we ask you to limit your communications with our Technical Secretariat as much as possible. Here are some of their most frequently asked questions:

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