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Main Track

Areas of Focus

Papers may be submitted reporting research on any of the themes below. The context can be any of the disciplines, such as STEM, arts, engineering, computer science etc.

Theme 1: Development of technologies to support education

Theme 2: Understanding how people learn

Theme 3: Pedagogical strategies and interventions

Theme 4: Access, Scale and Sustainability

Theme 5: Culture and Technology

Theme 6: Out-of-School Learning, Informal Learning

Theme 7: Education for Sustainable Development Goals

Theme 8: Democracy, Technology and Education

Submission Types

The conference will aim to address the needs and interests of different participants via a variety of session formats, including paper sessions, poster sessions, interactive workshops, best practices/teaching demo sessions and tool/product showcases.

PAPERS

Papers can be submitted in the following tracks: 

  1. Original Research, either as full papers or as short papers
  2. Experience Report, either as full papers or as short papers

Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

1. Original Research Track

Papers in this track contain original research studies addressing one of the themes of the conference. Research studies should contain:

  • A clear theoretical basis, building on existing literature on the relevant topics
  • A carefully designed study with appropriate use of research methods to support the investigation and stated results. 
  • A clear and complete description of methods and how they can be used to address the research problem and research questions
  • An explication of the paper’s impact on, and contribution to existing knowledge 

To whom might this track be of interest? 

  • Researchers from academia (school as well as higher ed in different disciplines, including research students), industry, government organizations and NGOs/foundations. The research may have been conducted in a variety of contexts such as schools, colleges & universities, training settings, etc. 

Note: Papers submitted as research studies may involve a variety of research methods, including quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods and design-based research. The methods should be appropriate to support the claims made. 

Research studies may be submitted as full-length or short papers.

  • Full-length papers (6-8 pages) are expected to contain a detailed description of the background research, the relevant theoretical basis, details of the methodology, findings of the study, interpretation of the findings, and resulting implications for other researchers or practitioners.
  • Short papers (3-4 pages) are expected to make a significant contribution but they may be missing one or more criteria of full papers. They may focus on small-scale research studies or may be extensions of the authors’ previously validated research.

2. Experience Report Track

Papers in this track focus on implementation and practice. They are meant to be observational in nature, and should carefully describe the development and use of an educational technology, the context in which it is used (classroom, online, etc) including the data collected, and provide a careful and detailed reflection on what did or didn’t work, and why. These contributions should be motivated by prior literature and should highlight the novelty of the experience presented. Experience report papers are different from research papers in that the emphasis of these contributions is on enabling adoption by other practitioners rather than focusing on the generalizability or transferability of findings or threats to validity.

Experience report papers should include the objectives, descriptions of the principles behind the design and development, details of implementation and an evaluation of the implementation, as well as what was learned from the experience and the recommendations for others. 

To whom might this track be of interest? 

  • Instructors (school or college-level), industry practitioners and development professionals who have designed, implemented and evaluated technology-supported practices are especially encouraged to submit their work to this track. 
  • This track may also be of interest to those working on teacher professional development and implementation of solutions, for example (but not limited to) work done by non-profits and non-governmental foundations.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and will primarily be judged on the real-world validity of the setting, the broad applicability of the findings, and the overall practical impact.

  • Understanding of practical challenges faced in the use of technology in education in technology-rich and/or technology-lean environments and potential ways to address these challenges deployment of systems in real-world situations and the impact of such deployments
  • Societal, business, and/or technological insights generated by the deployment of ed-tech solutions in the real world
  • Case studies that identify factors contributing to or hampering the effectiveness and efficiency of technology-in-education
  • Application of known ed-tech solutions/concepts in a novel setting and their implications for these solutions.

Please note that papers on marketing, advertising, or showcasing company products will be rejected.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Hands-on workshops can be proposed on a topic related to the conference themes. The workshops should be designed as active sessions on a focused issue that is of current interest to the community. Significant time in the workshop should be devoted to hands-on activities such as structured group work, collaborative design or editing, programming or data analysis activities. The exact workshop duration will be decided later, but they should be designed to range from 1½ – 2 hours.

Workshop proposals should be in the form of a two-page abstract (adhering to the IEEE template). The proposals will be evaluated based on relevance, anticipated interest, and quality, and subject to the availability of appropriate facilities. Abstracts of accepted workshops will appear in the proceedings published by EdTech Society.

The Workshop Proposal Template can be accessed here.

BEST PRACTICES / TEACHING DEMOS

This track focuses on the implementation and dissemination of innovative teaching strategies or use of tools for teaching & learning in different contexts such as classrooms, online & blended settings, learning of skills etc.   

Submissions should be in the form of a two-page abstract (adhering to the IEEE template) and must include the objective(s), description of the strategy or method for using tools for learning, and recommendations of how others can use it. Please submit practices or strategies that you have tried and used (ie not just an idea). Submissions will be reviewed based on relevance and innovativeness. Abstracts of accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings published by EdTech Society.  

To whom might this track be of interest? 

We encourage submissions from (but not limited to)

  • Teachers at school level  
  • Instructors at higher education levels in a variety of disciplines
  • Trainers in organizations
  • Pedagogy & technology advisors/consultants 
  • Implementation partners for educational solutions (such as those from NGOs)

TOOL / PRODUCT DEMO

This track focuses on demos related to interactive tools, new software, apps or technology-enhanced environments that are of potential use for learning, teaching or educational research. 

Submissions must be in the form of a 300-500 word abstract (adhering to the IEEE template) and must  include the objective(s), description of the tool/product and details of how it can be applied in learning, teaching or educational research. Submissions will be reviewed based on the innovativeness, relevance and readiness of the tool / product. Abstracts of accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings published by EdTech Society.  

To whom might this track be of interest?

This track may be of particular interest to designers and developers of tools/products from industry, NGOs and foundations, and academic institutions.

Important Notice:

Submissions of Workshop, Best Practices/Teaching Demos, and Tool/Product Demo types should be sent to  t4e.2024.conference@gmail.com, with the subject “T4E2024 Proposals – <Submission Type> – <Last name of the corresponding author>. For example, if the name of the corresponding author is “Shyam Mohan” and the submission is of type “Best Practices / Teaching Demos”, then the subject of the email should be “T4E2024 Proposal – Best Practices / Teaching Demos – Mohan.”

Important Dates

  • June 23, 2024: Abstract submission deadline for all papers (Original Research and Experience Report tracks).
  • June 30, 2024: Paper submission deadline.
  • August 30, 2024: Authors’ Notification on the review process results
  • September 07, 2024: Submission deadline for Hands-on workshop proposals, Best Practices/ Teaching Demos, and Tool/Product Demo
  • September 10, 2024: Final Camera-Ready Manuscript and IEEE Copyright Form submission deadline.
  • September 15, 2024: Author’s registration deadline
  • September 21, 2024: Authors’ Notification for Hands-on workshop proposals, Best Practices/ Teaching Demos, and Tool/Product Demo
  • September 10, 2024: Final Camera-Ready Manuscript deadline for Research, Practice-oriented, Industry Research tracks only.
  • September 30, 2024: Author’s registration deadline for Research, Practice-oriented, Industry Research tracks only.
  • Dec 7 – 9, 2024 (Saturday – Monday): T4E 2024 Conference

Abstract Submission Criteria

We kindly request conference attendees and participants to take note of the following important information:

  1. Abstract Submission Guidelines:
    1. The maximum word limit for abstract submissions is set at 500 words.
    2. Abstracts should be prepared and submitted according to the specified format outlined in the conference guidelines.
  2. Full Paper Submission Requirements:
    1. Following the submission of the abstract, authors are required to submit their Research studies, Practice-oriented research, and Industry Research Track papers by June 30.
    2. All submitted full papers will undergo a thorough peer-review process.
    3. Accepted papers, after successful completion of the peer-review, will be included in the conference proceedings (IEEE Xplore).
  3. Submission Deadline for Abstracts:
    1. It is mandatory that abstracts be submitted no later than June 23.
      Failure to submit an abstract by this deadline will result in the inability to submit the full paper.
    2. Please ensure compliance with the stated guidelines and deadlines in order to facilitate a smooth and efficient review process, and to ensure that your work can be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to your valuable contributions to the conference.

Poster Presentation

  • Your poster should be within 841mm(width)×1189mm (height). The orientation of posters is Portrait.

  • Poster presentations session details will be  provided in Programme section.

  • Please include the title of the paper, the names and affiliations of the authors in the poster.

  • The contents of the poster should be clear and concise. Figures, tables and letters on the posters should be large and clear enough that they are readable from a distance. Letters in font size less than 1 cm should be avoided.

  • All necessary materials such as thumbtacks will be provided at the venue.

Submission Guidelines

All papers will be double-blindly peer-reviewed. Complete papers are required to be reviewed. The expected types of submissions include:

  • Full paper: 6-8 pages
  • Short paper, Practitioner research track papers, Industry research track papers: 4 pages

Important Note: These page limits include authors’ information, abstract (no more than 500 words), all tables, figures, references, etc. Submission link will be updated later.

The accepted papers (Research studies both full and short, Practice-oriented research, and Industry Research Track) will be published in IEEE Xplore, and are available to indexing partners, including EIScopus, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Note: The submission of Hands-on Workshop Proposals, Best Practices/ Teaching Demos, and Tool/Product Demos should be mailed to t4e.2024.conference@gmail.com