On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, IAFOR hosted a free Zoom webinar with the Executive Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education, Dr Yvonne Masters, and the Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education – Technology in Education Issue, Dr Michael Menchaca.
A Scopus-indexed journal with three main issues a year and the scope for special issues, the IAFOR Journal of Education is celebrating its 10th year of publication. Over 160 attendees from across the globe joined the webinar and learned from the Executive Editor Dr Masters about the journal’s guidelines, referencing and plagiarism. Dr Masters also shed light on the different issues’ aims & scope and how to submit an article.
In the second part of the seminar, Dr Menchaca discussed submission essentials, such as including theoretic frameworks and understanding the responsibilities as an author. Specifically addressing the Technology in Education Issue, Dr Menchaca also explained about how to engage with contemporary themes.
Submissions for the IAFOR Journal of Education – Technology in Education Issue are still open until Friday May 6, 2022. Submissions are welcomed through the journal website.
Free Webinar with the Editors of the IAFOR Journal of Education
Independent Researcher, Australia
Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current Executive Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.
Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.
She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.
Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
Michael Menchaca is Chair of the Department of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He specialises in distance education, and has designed, implemented, and coordinated online and hybrid programs for over 20 years. He serves as editor for the IAFOR Journal of Education: Technologies and Education Issue. He was an IT specialist for many years in the public and private sector. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of online learning, technology integration, and social justice with technology.