CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE OF ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: THE IMPACT ON. ENGINEERING EDUCATION OF THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC
Advances in Engineering Education is seeking short, 1000 word, papers for a special issue on COVID-19 and the conversion to virtual learning. Papers must be submitted by June 30, 2020. They will undergo a quick, limited peer-review. Our intent is to have this special issue published online by September 1, 2020.
Submitted papers should report on issues related to the rapid implementation of online or otherwise remote education due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Papers may address but are not limited to creative solutions to moving lectures, projects, labs, or other coursework to a virtual or remote platform, as well as new learning communities, and mechanism for sharing best practices.
- The paper should be considered as an extended abstract. Similar to the format of a Looking Ahead article, the body of the paper should consist of no more than 1,000 words (not including tables, figures, references and biosketches).
- The paper should focus on challenges faced and resolved as a consequence of the epidemic, including new approaches that may lead to longer-term implementation. The focus should be on implementation including the plan for implementation.
- The body of the paper must consist of four sections:
- Introduction – clearly state the particular challenge you faced; to the extent possible, briefly reference related prior work or studies.
- Methods – describe the implementation; any platform and software used to address the challenges; explain how the innovation was tested and implemented. Discuss the learning curve and note changes and improvements made as you gained experience.
- Preliminary Results – if possible provide data on the types of courses involved; the various methods in which students were reached, including cases where it was difficult to reach some; and the extent of the original courseload or curriculum covered. Initial assessment could include student and faculty perceptions of teaching and learning effectiveness. Include figures, tables, short video clips, and audio as appropriate. Include links to appendices and other relevant information.
- Next Steps – address how these challenges might impact your future instruction. Thus, what might happen after the epidemic passes?
Please add references; authors may wish to include a brief acknowledgement section. Finally, please include a brief biosketch and a high resolution digital photograph for each co-author.
- Consult the website advances.asee.org for other applicable criteria for unsolicited papers.