Call for Chapters: Development of Employability Skills Through Pragmatic Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes


Bidyadhar Subudhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Goa, India
G R Sinha, Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, Myanmar

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 3, 2021
Full Chapters Due: January 16, 2022
Submission Date: January 16, 2022


COVID-19 pandemic situation has been like learning experience for all in one way or other, especially for those who are engaged in teaching-leaning through online and blended learning techniques and tools. This learning experience adds value and new dimension to the practices and methods already adopted towards achieving SDG 4 of 17 popular sustainable development goals (SDG) formulated by UNESCO. The SDG 4 is designed for higher education and highlights overview, importance, ways of achieving sustainable goals in higher education. This requires new paradigm shift in teaching learning process through systematic and pragmatic assessment of student learning outcomes in learners so that employability skills and competence can be developed in students for competing at global level and contributing towards SDG 4. The theoretical background and necessary manuals are easily available on outcome based education (OBE), the concept of outcome, the stakeholders involved in attainment of goals in higher educational institutes. However, the best practices and innovative ways pf assessment of observable SLOs in students, are rarely available in existing literature that creates hurdles for many good performing universities in developing competent graduates from their institutes. Therefore, this book is proposed to discuss and enumerate the theory as well as best practices in assessment of SLOs, mapping of SLOs with learning objectives, ways of development of employability skills in young minds so that SDG 4 can actually be achieved by large number of universities globally and this sustainable goal can predominate among other 17 SDGs. The book will be very useful for students, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders who are involved in higher education, as a practical guide to practice OBE and can greatly help in producing employable candidates from the higher education institutes.


The proposed book will leave a brilliant impact in the field of education research and practices towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDG) in higher and technical education. Due to global competence, the universities are getting equipped with all novel practices and tools and thus the proposed book will act as guide or manual for preparing to attain SDG extensively with the help of case studies, best practices and practical examples of different reputed universities. The main objectives of the book are: 1. To bring out novel TLP methods practiced across the world 2. To highlight the state-of-art tools for assessment of SLOs 3. To elaborate the theory, practices and importance of development of employability skills through PBL and research based learning 4. To discuss the pragmatic assessment tools for SLOs and mapping with the learning objectives The universities and higher education institutes will be greatly benefitted with the ways and novel tools that would be discussed in the book for assessment of learning outcomes in students (learners) for improved employability skills and attainment of SDG in higher education.

Target Audience

1. Students, Research Scholars and Faculty Members of Humanities and Education Research 2. Universities and Institutes Practicing OBE and Implementing Accreditation Requirements 3. Policy Makers and Administrators for SDG in Higher Education

Recommended Topics

The major topics to be covered in the proposed book are: 1. Introduction to Outcome based Education (OBE), Accreditation and Quality Education 2. Novel Teaching Learning Process (TLP) and Paradigm Shift in TLP 3. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) 4. Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 5. Assessment Tools for SLOs 6. Development of Employability Skills 7. Research based Learning towards Enhancement in SLOs 8. Role of Problem based Learning (PBL) in Development of Employability Skills 9. Mapping between SLOs and Learning Objectives 10. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Higher Education and Research Activities 11. Achieving SDG in Higher Education through OBE Practices 12. Pragmatic Assessment of Measurable and Observable Changes in Learners through Mapping of SLO with learning objectives 13. Global Perspective of Assessment of SLOs and Practices 14. Research on Assessment of SLOs in OBE framework 15. Assessment Techniques for improved SLOs-Past, Present and Future

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 3, 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 November 17, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 16, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at 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, Development of Employability Skills Through Pragmatic Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes. 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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

November 3, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 17, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
January 16, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
March 1, 2022: Review Results Returned
April 12, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
April 26, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Bidyadhar Subudhi Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Goa G R Sinha Myanmar Institute of Information Technology


Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Science and Engineering
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