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.
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!
Please respect the dates indicated here scrupulously.
Presentation period for papers (unextendable)
June 15 - August 31
Submission of the presentation registration certificate (CRP) and the invitation letter (CIV) by the organization
When submitting the paper
Evaluation of proposals
September 1 - September 15
Communication of results
Publication of the final results on the website Digital repository of certificates: selected paper certificate (CPS) and registration certificate (CIN)
Access to the panel of the speaker to upload the communication that will be presented at the Meeting, PDF format
Publication of the general program on the web
1 de octubre
Educa Virtual Education Global Summit
Digital repository of certificates: certificate of paper presented (CPP) and participation (CPA)
30th of October
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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Participation in the call
Immediately after submitting a paper, its author will receive an e-mail with:
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:
3. 3. Papers presented [reference date: October 30, 2022]
The speakers will have access through the digital repository of certificates to:
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.
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:
1. Do the speakers have to register for the Meeting?
NO, since the participation of the SPEAKERS is FREE, so they are automatically registered in the Meeting [registration valid to attend every day, not only the day they make their presentation]. Upon arrival at the registration area, please go to the section for speakers, where we will give you your credential and documentation.
The CO-AUTHORS, like the speakers, are automatically registered in the Meeting so they have, like the speakers, free access to the Meeting.
2. What is meant by speaker, author and co-author; what are its powers?
The registration of a paper in the call for papers is made by the main author of the same who, as such, acquires the rank of Speaker. Co-authors are those who have collaborated in writing the paper together with the main author. There can only be one presenter.
The speaker is the person who will make the presentation of the selected paper. Co-authors cannot participate in the presentation of the paper.
Communications via email from Virtual Educa are made exclusively with the speaker. The certificates and records are available to the speaker, who must send them to the co-authors.
3. In the event that the speaker cannot attend the Meeting, can he/she be replaced by one of the co-authors?
YES, as long as you notify us before the deadline set in the Speaker's Guide. In this case, we will exchange the names and the name of the person making the presentation will appear in the program and the certificate as speaker will be made in the name of that person.
4. In the event that the speaker cannot attend the Meeting, can he/she be replaced by another person who does attend?
NO, if said person does not appear as a co-author [due to a matter of in-depth knowledge of the subject in question].
5. Can the name of one of the co-authors be included in the program, for having carried out the work whose conclusions are raised in the paper, together with the speaker?
NO, since the program is simply descriptive [that is, it reflects who does what], not a recognition of the work done [that is what the general record is for].
6. Can I receive a certificate of having participated in the call by sending a paper? If I am selected, can you send me a letter of invitation, in order to carry out the appropriate procedures with my home institution?
All people who have presented a paper in the call receive a paper registration certificate. A provisional invitation letter is sent to them in the e-mail confirming the registration of the presentation. In addition, once a paper has been selected, the speaker can access the certificate repository and find the invitation letter.
7. If it is only possible for me to attend the Meeting on a certain day and I let you know, will you schedule my presentation that day?
NO. We regret that we cannot attend to these types of requests. The presentation will be scheduled in a 2-3 day slot, linked to the central day of the corresponding thematic block.
8. On the web page of the call I have consulted the file of the paper through the panel of the speaker and I detect some error in the name of the speaker, co-authors or title of the paper. Can I correct the errors?; Can I replace the text of the paper sent by another, improved?; can I include more additional speakers?
YES, errors can be corrected up to the deadline indicated in the call for it, although co-authors cannot be included, nor can the text of the paper presented be modified.
9. Are there scholarships [travel, accommodation, maintenance] for speakers?
NO. Unfortunately we cannot take care of the travel, accommodation or maintenance expenses of the speakers, nor are there scholarships for it. However, the institutions from which the speakers usually come finance their participation in the Virtual Educa Meetings.
10. Is the transfer of the speakers from the airport to the hotel planned? Or from the hotel to the meeting venue?
NO. Unfortunately, both the transfer from the airport to the hotel and to the meeting venue is the responsibility of the speaker.
11. Who should I contact in Virtual Educa, to solve all my doubts?
If you have any questions or additional information you need, please contact us through the following emails:
a. Attention to the participants in the call: call process or any technical problem [email protected]
b. Certifications: anything related to certificates or certificates of [email protected]
c. Help to the speaker (selected papers): programming of the paper in the Meeting or in the Virtual programació[email protected]
Really, it has no effect to write by other means [for example, to all the emails included in the institutional portal of Virtual Educa or on the Meeting's website]. The only reference emails are those indicated here.