Research and Innovation in Educational Technology in the Digital Era


Education and Technology International Forum

From 27 to 29 October 2021, the FIET2021 will be held in hybrid format. Don't miss the key dates to send your contribution.

The first edition of the International Forum on Education and Technology was held in June 2014 as part of the events of the Catalan Tricentennial. The forum was an international event that brought together 96 specialists from 16 countries and 64 different institutions to analyse the current role played by Technology in Education and its expected role in five years’ time.

Technology has clearly facilitated the design and development of new educational spaces, promoted new methodologies, and blurred the barriers between formal, non-formal and informal education, which increasingly need to be considered together and not in individual compartments. The international context of the forum allows us to generate creation networks for redefining new educational and cultural perspectives. In this context, more than ever, we need to consider education as the true driver of a country's development.

This digital, global and ever-changing context must be monitored to gain evidence of the true effectiveness of applying and using technology in education, and we must do so from different perspectives: public policy, the impact in terms of learning and improving the educational process, the ethical and equitable use of technology to help create a more inclusive, unbiased and just world and the necessary critical look at technological advances to take advantage of their educational applications and counteract their dangers, if any. It is necessary to systematically observe the educational context in order to be able to demonstrate through evidence the real impact, in terms of improvement, of applying and using technology. A well-founded, future-oriented educational strategy needs to be defined.

The research strategy should allow us to ask some key questions and, by analysing real situations, answer them: What public policies would be needed to incorporate technology in the educational process to improve the quality of the education system? What new educational spaces does technology offer us? Are teachers able to take on the challenges of education in a digital context? Do we teach students to build knowledge? What should the ethics of education be in a digital society? What are we talking about when we refer to digital inclusion? And Are the latest technologies a threat or an opportunity? We need carry out research into quality educational technology and have sufficient resources to be able to gain evidence of the real impact of technology on educational process.

Research needs to be carried out from an international perspective for generating networks that promote a global collaborative work context in order to answer complex research questions. This forum aims to contribute to making this possible.

FIET 2021 aims to be a meeting of researchers of international relevance in the world of education and technology so that they can reflect, discuss and make proposals on the role of research into technology and education as a transformative element of education in a digital context. The objective is to contrast and find solutions to some of the current deficits of research into educational technology.

The objectives of this Forum are:  

1. Visitivity of research in education and technology and contrasting it with that of the world in order to generate future scenarios in this area.

2. Analyze, discuss and develop educational research proposals for new educational scenarios from a global and transformative technological perspective.


Sign up here!





Antonio Bartolomé
Universitat de Barcelona
Eloy Bernal
CASIO España
Cristina Borràs Sardà
Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR)
Julio Cabero Almenara
Universidad de Sevilla
Francesca Caena
Freelance education consultant
Marcel Cano Soler
Universitat de Barcelona
Xavier Carrera
Universitat de Lleida
Linda Castañeda
Universidad de Murcia
Gisela Cebrián Bernat
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
César Coll
Universitat de Barcelona
Janina Minelli De Oliveira Ramos
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Jordi Duch Gavaldà
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Àlex Escolà Serra
Institut de Diagnòstic, Atenció Psiquiàtrica i Psicologia (IDAPP)
Francesc Esteve
Universitat Jaume I
Vanessa Esteve González
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Marta Esteve Zaragoza
Fundació Carulla
Joaquín Gairín Sallán
Centre de Recerca i Estudis pel Desenvolupament Organitzatiu - CRiEDO
Mercè Gisbert Cervera
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Juan González Martínez
Universitat de Girona
Mariona Grané Oró
Universitat de Barcelona
Carme Grimalt
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Carme Hernández Escolano
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Josep Holgado García
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
M. Carme Jiménez Fernández
Institut Ramon Muntaner
Jordi Juvany Vila
Department of Education
Virginia Larraz
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
José Luis Lázaro Cantabrana
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Víctor López Simó
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Tarek Lutfi i Gilabert
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Luis Marqués
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Miquel Martínez Marín
Universitat de Barcelona
Cristina Mercader Juan
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Josep Francesc Moragrega
Centre d'Estudis de la Ribera d'Ebre
M. Julia Morales González
Universidad de la República
Laura Nahabetian Brunet
Universidad de la República
Ramon Palau Martin
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Francesc Pedró
Karma Peiró
Fundació Visualització per la Transparència
Miquel Àngel Prats
FPCEE Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull
M. Paz Prendes
Universidad de Murcia
Lluis Puig Gordi
Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura
M. Jesús Rodríguez Triana
Tallinn University
Jesús Salinas
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Albert Sangrà
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Mònica Sanromà Giménez
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Jaume Sarramona López
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Karl Steffens
Universitaet zu Koeln
Alejandro Tiana
Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional
Mireia Usart
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Cristina Valls
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
© 2021 Universitat Rovira i Virgili - Tots els drets reservats
Diseño y desarrollo:   Estudio Sicilia