‘Learning with Digital Technologies’ in the Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

As editor of the section on ‘Learning with Digital Technologies’ in the Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation, published by Springer and edited by Michael A. Peters and Richard Heraud, I would like to invite proposals for the encyclopedia.

Please note that contributions should not be written as a research paper. Content should be broadly descriptive of the known information in the area you are covering. Entries will be 3,000 words in length. Final submission date is March 31st 2019.

Please send me details of any proposed topics you would like to work on and distribute this invitation to anyone else who may be interested.

Dr David Parsons

National Postgraduate Director, The Mind Lab, New Zealand


The following advice has been provided by the publisher (Springer)

  • The encyclopedia will be a Springer Major Reference Work, published in both print and online versions. The encyclopedia consists of entries organized in an easily accessible A-Z format. Both versions will be fully searchable.
  • Up-to-date information about the project (for those involved, as well as prospective authors) may be found at: https://meteor.springer.com/teacheredu
  • The Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation is a single volume, authoritative work (print and/or electronic formats). Its more than 500 entries will provide information, from influential contributors, on educational innovation, education theory, problems, terminology, ideas and concepts, and movements and related debates within the field of education.
Submitting Your Article – On SpringerMeteor
  • Once you have completed writing your contribution(s), please submit it online via ‘SpringerMeteor’, Springer’s submission platform for reference works. If your initial proposal is accepted you will be able to use the token link given in your invitation to generate your password to log in to the system.

Please keep the following in mind while preparing your contribution(s).

1. Scientific Level of Your Contribution
Our aim is to provide an accessible and exciting encyclopedia for researchers, practitioners, advanced undergraduates, graduate students whose training includes some focus on philosophy and/or theory of education, educational science, and readers who are familiar with the field as well as those from other related disciplines. This is a work of tertiary literature that summarizes the state of knowledge
about methods and findings. It should not, therefore, quote or summarize specific research literature, nor review articles aggregating the findings of original papers. Content should consist of established information in the field presented with a few selected key citations.

2. Structure of Your Contribution

Springer Reference encyclopedias are organized in a well-defined and simple structure that the Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation will follow. The encyclopedia comprises essays, which will appear in alphabetical order. Entries will be 3,000 words in length.
Please use the following internal structure while writing entries:

Author identification (For each author in sequence. NOTE: All author details, order, and indication of corresponding author must be included and final at time of manuscript submission—changes cannot be made during the proofing phase.)

  • Author’s (and co-author’s) name(s)
  • Institution(s)
  • City, State
  • E-mail address(es)
  • Corresponding? Yes/No
  • Introduction
  • Synonyms for the term or terms of the entry (optional)
  • Main text
  • References (upper limit of 5 references per entry)
  • Cross-references (see Section 3, below)

NOTE: Please bear in mind these additional points while preparing your contribution.

  • Contributions should not be written as a research paper. Content should be broadly descriptive of the known information in the area you are covering.
  • Contributions should not contain first-person language such as “we have,” “our graph shows,” “I
    found,” or “you have.”
  • Define all acronyms, abbreviations, and words that may not be easily understood by a beginning
    graduate student used in your entry at first mention.
  • Please avoid footnotes, endnotes, and acknowledgements—unless funding-related.
    Contributions should not contain any form of brand promotion or advertising.
  • Please use American-English spelling.
  • The final formatting and layout will be performed by Springer.

3. Cross-references
Please login to the project website SpringerMeteor and download a current table of contents.
Include a list of related entries in this cross-reference section that may be of further interest to your
readers. This list will continue to develop as the project grows larger.

4. Citations and References
Citations: In-text citations should follow the author-date system, and may be made directly (or parenthetically). For examples, please see http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=6990.


References that support the material in your entry should be listed under References. Please limit the number of references to 5, pointing the reader toward key literature only. References should follow APA style, and be sorted alphabetically, then chronologically. For examples, please see http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=6989.

5. Figures and Tables

  • You are welcome to submit color figures. All figures and illustrations will appear in color online. However, there may be restrictions for color use in the print version; therefore, we advise that you create art that can be readily understood in both settings, such as using different line types (broken dashes and solid lines) as well as different colors to plot lines. In addition, please refrain from making specific reference to color elements in the text and check for clarity by printing out your figures in black-and-white.
  • All figures should be named and numbered as follows: “entry tiltle_fig1.TIF”
  • Please indicate in your entry 1) the placement of image files, and include 2) an explanatory legend.
  • Please do not use figures from the Internet (usually their resolution is not high enough) or photocopies. Instead, submit figures in their original program format (i.e., if the figure has been created in PowerPoint, send a “.ppt file”). Alternatively, you may submit EPS or TIF files (minimum resolution: 300 dpi for photographs, 1,200 dpi for drawings).
  • Authors are responsible for finding figures and getting permission for them. All figures and graphics should be original. If they are not, authors must obtain permission to use the materials.

6. Permissions
While using figures/tables or any other material from other sources, please request permission from the copyright holder (usually the publishing house or author) to use them. Please contact us if you require a permission form to assist you in this process. Please be aware that permissions and any associated fees are the contributor’s responsibility (and so only use these as absolutely necessary)!
Indicate the relevant copyright information in the legend.

7. Deadlines
In order to publish this encyclopedia as soon as possible and to keep all contributions up-to-date, please submit your manuscript within the deadline indicated in your formal invitation to our online submission platform, Meteor.