GKA EDUTECH 2021 VIRTUAL | MAY 5-7, 2021

International Conference on Technologies in Education in collaboration with Universidad CEU San Pablo

Highlighted Theme
Scientific Coordination
Program
Key Dates
Proposal submission
Registration
Virtual Platform

Highlighted Theme

Challenges of ICT and educational innovation. The post-COVID-19 era

As the COVID-19 health crisis spread to different areas and sectors worldwide, the resulting recession is very likely to be the deepest for advanced economies since World War II and a major obstacle in emerging economies and development, as Ayhan Kose, director of the World Bank’s Outlook Group points out.

In terms of education, the World Health Organization (WHO, 2019), informs us that more than 861.7 million children and young people in 119 countries have been affected adversely by having to face the health crisis. In the United States alone, more than 1.7 million families have had to adapt to homeschooling. On the other hand, there are cities where 70% of the students come from low-income families, which means that this group of students is facing the digital gap, simply put-they cannot continue their studies due to lack of technology and connectivity in their homes necessary for online learning.

However, one of the few constructive lessons that we can draw from the COVID-19 crisis is that it has helped to break down many barriers and prejudices that existed around technology in education. Digital environments help both students and teachers to relate and communicate in a fluid and transparent way, and also allows them, among other benefits, to transform the way of learning and teaching by implementing fascinating technologies such as virtual and augmented reality or learning to work collaboratively in a remote setting. This will certainly be the post COVID era.

In this edition of the International Congress of Technologies in Education,  collectively, we intend to reflect on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the concept of innovation in education. In the face of the various challenges that may arise in the short, medium, and long term at the universal level and to the enormous transformations that are generated in the context of globalization and technological -advancement.

It will be a setting for opportunities to present and share, current and emerging knowledge related to the extraordinary situation in which the pandemic has engulfed all dimensions of human beings and society.

Other conference themes

Scientific Coordination

Universidad CEU San Pablo

The Universidad CEU San Pablo is one of the most prestigious private university institutions in Europe. With more than 75 years of academic excellence, it has more than 20 educational centers and more than 200 official teachings. The University is involved in a series of academic exchange programs, internships and international projects with more than 200 institutions of higher education in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.

Scientific Director

Prof. Cándida Filgueira Arias, PhD – Universidad CEU San Pablo (Spain)

Cándida Filgueira Arias, PhD in Clinical Psychology, associate professor of the Faculty of Humanities and Communication Sciences in grades Preschool and Primary San Pablo CEU University professor, is director of the Master in Teacher Training for E.S.O. and high schools, has over twenty years of experience in university libraries, teaching courses in information skills and related topics in the fields of teaching and education, counseling School Parents, etc. She has directed several works to Master and Grade. She has participated in teacher training both nursery, primary, secondary and university in the fields of teaching methodology, information skills, systematic observation, research and innovation and TIC.

Conference Scientific Committee

Program

The program is provisional and will be updated soon.

You can check the program of the previous edition in the following link.

Wednesday, May 5
Opening
Plenary sessions
Thematic panels (webinars)
Thursday May 6
Opening
Plenary sessions
Thematic panels (webinars)
Friday, May 7
Opening
Plenary sessions
Thematic panels (webinars)

Key Dates

  • 1st Call for papers: February 18, 2021

  • FINAL Call for papers: April 20, 2021

  • Registration with super discount: until February 26, 2021

  • Early Registration: until April 27, 2021

  • Final Registration: from April 28 to May 4, 2021

  • Submission of articles for publication: until June 7, 2021

  • Delivery of certificates: June 7, 2021

  • Publication of the Conference Proceedings: July 7, 2021

Follow these steps

Choose between Webinar (Live Presentation) and Video (Prerecorded Presentation). You can check the characteristics of each one in the next section.

Title of the presentation, short abstract (max. 300 words), long abstract (for the Book of Proceedings), keywords, the language of the presentation, data of the main author, and data of the co-authors. The scientific committee will review your proposal within 2-3 weeks and notify you by email (please check your SPAM folder).

Once your proposal has been accepted, you must pay for your registration at the conference according to the type of presentation chosen.

Consult the conference program to check the day, time, and virtual room where your presentation has been scheduled. If you are presenting a webinar, check out our quick guide to learn about the controls of the ZOOM platform and the technical requirements that your computer and internet connection must meet. You can also participate in a test session a few days before the conference, to test your audio, video, and slide presentations.

  1. Log in with your username and password on the GKA virtual congress platform: https://virtual.gkacademics.com/
  2. Go to the conference main page and click on the green button “Start Conference”.
  3. In the list of panels on the left side, find the virtual room you wish to access and click on it.
  4. Click on the “Join via Web Client” button to access directly from your browser.

Speakers may submit an article for publication (at a discount) in a GKA indexed book or journal, as assessed by the scientific committee. Download the template and see the guidelines at this link.

Proposal submission

Webinar
(Live Presentation)

The speaker will enter live in a virtual room of ZOOM platform – along with other speakers on the same topic – and present his or her paper for a maximum of 15 minutes, supported with slides (e.g., PowerPoint)or speaking directly to the camera on their device. Each room will have a moderator who will introduce the speakers, keep time, and moderate questions from attendees for 20 minutes at the end of the session.

Next deadline:
February 18, 2021.

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SUBMIT PROPOSAL

Before submitting your proposal, read our Quick Guide and check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Video
(Prerecorded Presentation)

This option is ideal for those who cannot participate in the live conference. This option allows the author to record their presentation in the format of a 5-minute video and send the link (Youtube or Vimeo) through the proposal submission platform. The video will be published in a virtual conference room related to its theme and will be available to all attendees of the event. Important: the video must contain an oral presentation.

Registration

Before registering, check the frequently asked questions and our cancellation policy.