Call for Submission - Reshaping Education Through Innovation

Call for Submission - Reshaping Education Through Innovation

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Phoenix Scholar (Special Edition):

Reshaping Education Through Innovation

Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 22, 2021 (11:59 PM Phoenix Time)


The Phoenix Scholar™ is accepting submissions for the special edition focused on reshaping education through innovation. The recent global events including the COVID-19 pandemic and rise of digital technology disrupted educational systems from K-12 to higher education. In this edition, we focus on innovative approaches to address the disruption, reshape educational systems, and support teaching and learning. We are interested in contributions that explore innovations to improve education and better serve learners in the post pandemic era. We welcome manuscripts focusing on the current issues, challenges, and innovations related to educational systems, policies, curriculum, teaching and learning strategies, learners, instructors, administrators, and leaders in K-12, higher education, and corporate trainings.

Potential submission topics may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Improvement of teaching and learning in online and face to face formats within K-12, higher education, and corporate trainings by using appropriate learning theories and innovative tools and teaching methods.
  • Current global trends and issues in education, elearning, and educational technology.
  • Design, development, and implementation of distance education.
  • Innovative teaching and learning strategies.
  • Current remote work skills that need to be taught at educational systems.
  • Alternative credentials such as mini certificates, short burst learning, and badging in higher education and their impacts on employability of students.   
  • Innovations and best practices to prepare students for the current workplace.
  • Issues and challenges related to adult learners.
  • Innovations and best practices for cultivating career development in practitioner-oriented higher education institutions.  
  • Innovations and best practices to maximize the return to school of those most at risk of not returning due to the pandemic and those who were already out of school prior to the pandemic.
  • The theoretical and historical foundations of innovative technology-based tools and learning strategies.
  • The adoption and integration factors of innovative tools and strategies within various educational settings and with various learners.
  • The institutional barriers and implications of using the innovative approaches and how to overcome the implications.
  • Innovations and best practices to improve reading and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in K-12 and higher education.
  • Innovations and teaching methods to mitigate education inequality for disadvantaged learners in K-12 and higher education.
  • Innovations and best practices to develop cross-cultural trainings and courses. 


The following types of manuscripts are acceptable:

  • Reports of innovative and/or exemplary practice in the field of education.
  • Articles discussing matters of concern to practitioners.
  • Critical reviews of significant literature, materials, strategies related to the field of education.
  • Summaries of research translated into practical application.

This Special Edition is hosted by the UOPX College of Doctoral Studies’ Center for Educational and Instructional Technology (CEITR). 

Submissions from all faculty staff, students, and alumni are encouraged. Phoenix Scholar publication is counted toward fulfilling requirement for UOPX faculty scholarly activities.

Submission should be done via InfoReady system through this link:

For the submission formatting and requirements see Author guidelines below.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi (Special Edition Editor) at

Author Guidelines:

All articles must be submitted in APA style using Microsoft Word. Maximum word count for feature type stories is 1,200 to 1,500. Any exceptions to this must be approved before submission. Do not include images or figures inside the document. Images must be emailed separately. Articles should include cutlines that are correspondingly numbered to each image. 

All accompany images and figures must be guaranteed royalty free and be of the highest resolution possible. We suggest a minimum of 8 mega-pixels, but prefer 18. All images and figures must be sent separately as a jpeg, jpg, or png, not within the Word document. Email images using the same naming convention of the article, but include the cutline number separated by a hyphen: 1, 2, and 3 at the of the file name.

Example:  Smith_LeadershipStylesOf_10-10-21-1.

All in-text links need to be added as comments in the Word document. So, the comment should be over the word the link should be associated.

Limit the use of bold or italics in text to a max of three. This does not include the reference section.

Each submission must be within a separate Word document.

Do not double space after periods, as this is done automatically in InDesign.

Do not offset new paragraphs or the reference section, all paragraphs and references should sit flush with the margin of the Word document.


Save article name using author last name, underscore, the first three words of the proposed title, underscore, and the six digit date of the preceding publication quarterly deadline, for example: Smith_LeadershipStylesOf_10-10-21.

Articles are only accepted under first rights and should not be under consideration from any other publication nor have been previously published (Center chairs and their fellows are exempt from this stipulation if the piece has been published on the UOPX Research Hub). If accepted all materials are copyrighted by Phoenix Scholar™ under first rights. Once published authors may submit such pieces to other publications of their choice.

The editorial deadline for consideration is October 10, 2021. Final publication date is November 15, 2021 (Winter Edition).

These guidelines are subject to change at any time.