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Call for Chapters: Future of Work and Education: Implications for Curriculum Delivery


Higher education has changed significantly over the last few decades. In particular, traditional face to face degrees are being revamped in a bid to ensure they stay relevant in the 21st century and being offered online. Work has changed. There is little doubt as to the impact of digital communication, remote work, and societal changes on the nature of work itself. Many have argued the need for organizations to be more agile, flexible, entrepreneurial, and creative. COVID-19 has created significant impact on work and education. Even prior to the pandemic, the future of work was unfolding. Organizations continue to focus on digitalization, remote work, employee empowerment and workforce diversity. Similarly, higher education is also reinventing itself to transform to offering online degree programs, virtual support strategies, and integrating advanced digital learning management systems into instructional design. Work and education are traversing a path of immense changes adapting to global trends and consumer preferences.


This book provides the foundation for executives, academic leaders, faculty, and students to analyze the realities of higher education today, strategies that would ensure success of academic institutions, and factors that would lend to student success. In particular, the book addresses essentials of online learning, strategies to ensure success of online degrees and courses, effective course development practices, key support mechanisms for students, and ensuring student success in online degree programs. Furthermore, the book addresses the future of work, preferences of employees, and how work can be re-designed to create further employee satisfaction, engagement, and increase productivity. In particular, the book covers insights that would lend to ensuring remote employees feel valued, included, and are being provided relevant support to thrive in their roles.

Target Audience

The target audience of the book include:

  • Senior executives
  • Leaders and managers
  • HR professionals
  • Academic leaders
  • Academic faculty
  • Graduate students

Recommended Topics

  • Future of Work and Education
    • Future of Work and Education – Implications for Curriculum Delivery, Work Design, and Paradigm Shift
    • How the future of Work Changed in 2020
    • Designing Meaningful Work
  • A New Higher Education
    • Redefining Higher Education
    • Strategies for Effective Online Teaching
    • Case Studies in Effective Online Teaching
    • Developing Courses, Teaching Strategies and Measuring Learning Outcomes
    • Developing High Stake Assessments
  • Supporting Students in an Online Environment
    • Mentoring – Understanding the Unique Needs of Learners and Developing Ways to Support the Learner
    • Mentoring in an Online Environment
    • Technology for Online Student Support
  • Motivating Online Learners
    • Motivating Online Learners – What works. Evidence. Advice.
    • Teaching Strategies to Motivate Learners
  • Prioritizing and Focusing on Self
    • Maintaining a Balance Working in a Virtual Environment – Work, Family, Self-care.
  • Managing Faculty Performance in an Online Environment
    • Managing Performance of Faculty in a Virtual Environment
    • Maintaining a Balance in Workload and Priorities for Faculty
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • A View of the Future
    • Redefining Work for Value Creation: Aligning Higher Education and Industry Needs.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 3, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 11, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Future of Work and Education: Implications for Curriculum Delivery and Work Design. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.


Sunil Ramlall, Western Governors University, United States, sunil.ramlall@wgu.edu
Ted Cross, Western Governors University, United States, tedmcross@gmail.com
Michelle Love, Western Governors University, United States, michelle.love@wgu.edu

Important Dates

February 28, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 3, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
April 11, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
May 25, 2021: Review Results Returned
July 6, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
July 20, 2021: Final Chapter Submission