Special Issue "Technology and Innovation Management in Education"

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    Dear Colleagues,

    The ever changing technological, economic and social landscape constantly redefines the way we live and work, and the relationships between humans and the environment. On the one hand, these changes have contributed to remarkable increases in human population and improvements in quality of life, GDP per capita, life expectancy and education access but on the other hand have put increasing pressures on the environment and the earth’s resources, which make the need for sustainability urgent and of high importance.

    One area that has been significantly transformed is education. From a world where the majority of people could not read and write one hundred years ago, nowadays people spend on average 12 years in schools and 50% of school graduates continue to tertiary education studies. Not only education access has increased but also the content and tools used to deliver it have changed dramatically too. With regard to content, higher educational institutions aim to equip students with the knowledge, skills and competences for today’s world and with regard to delivery technology has modified the ways in which knowledge it transferred. Learning today may be found in state-of-the-art learning platforms, digital resources and participatory spaces aiming to enhance learner interaction and social constructivism.

    In this special issue, we aim to explore Innovation and Technology Management in Higher Education, with a focus on sustainability. We invite researchers to consider innovation in education, the use of technology in learning strategies, the integration of interdisciplinary courses in the curriculum, and how they may contribute to sustainable development.

    Topics include but are not limited to:

    Process innovations assisting teaching in the field of sustainable development;
    Latest learning strategies and pedagogy for education in sustainable development;
    Methods for assessing education in sustainable development;
    Ideas for efficiency innovations in teaching sustainability;
    Conceptualizing efficiency, disruptive and sustaining innovations in education and business sustainability;
    Cultivating creative thinking skills reflecting how learners approach sustainability
    Divergent and convergent process for creative sustainability;
    Challenges of innovation and technology management in education for Sustainability
    Original papers related to the above topics and also dealing with the latest scholarly information on curriculum development, instructional design, pedagogies, and case-studies addressing learning initiatives in Technology Innovation Management are welcome.

    Looking forward to your contributions

    Prof. Despo Ktoridou
    Dr. Epaminondas Epaminonda
    Dr. Leonidas Efthymiou
    Guest Editors

    Manuscript Submission Information

    Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

    Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

    Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

    Higher Education
    Technology Management
    Technology Innovation
    Engineering Management
    Creativity and Innovation
    Learning Strategies
    Sustainable Development
    Instructional Design
    Sustainable Value Creation
    Capacity Building
    Efficiency Innovations
    Disruptive Innovations
    Sustaining innovations
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2021


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