Fall 2021 Phoenix Scholar! SPECIAL EDITION

Fall 2021 Phoenix Scholar! SPECIAL EDITION

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Deadline for Participation


Phoenix Scholar (Special Edition):

Reshaping Education through Innovation

Call for Submissions

Deadline: September 15, 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 Mansureh.Kebritchi@phoenix.edu