UDIT 2018 – Bidragsutlysning (Call for Papers)

UDIT 2018 – Bidragsutlysning (Call for Papers)

UDIT (The Norwegian Conference on Didactics in IT education) is a meeting place for discussion and exchange of experience related to teaching ICT in higher education. We welcome contributions on all topics related to education, teaching, didactics and the use of ICT in learning. If you have come up with new insights and good ideas through work on developing a course or academic program, UDIT can be a good arena for presenting and publishing.

UDIT 2018 accepts contributions in the form of research papers, which will be peer reviewed and give credits as publications with ISSN (level 1 in the Norwegian publication system, Cristin), and posters/denmonstrations, which do not give publication credits but serve as valuable contributions to the discussions during the conference.

Last year’s UDIT papers can be found in the conference reports of NIK http://ojs.bibsys.no/index.php/NIK and NOKOBIT http://ojs.bibsys.no/index.php/Nokobit.

Research papers

Research papers submitted to UDIT are subject to peer review by three independent reviewers. In assessing the papers we consider the following:

  • Relevance for the purpose and themes of the conference
  • Potential to stimulate discussion about teaching and learning
  • That the contribution brings something new to the field
  • That the contribution is generalizable and can be utilized or built upon by others who teach IT subjects
  • Possibly report cooperation and / or comparison between different educational institutions
  • That the contribution is rooted in educational reasoning
  • That the contribution has not been published previously
  • That the contribution complies with the following formal requirements for scientific competence:
    • The title reflects the content of the article
    • The summary is well structured and formulated
    • Research questions are clearly formulated and can be answered scientifically
    • The method is described
    • The results are clarified, analyzed and discussed
    • Any constraints and weaknesses in the work are discussed
    • The conclusion is clear and based on analysis and discussion
    • The references are relevant and updated

Research papers accepted at UDIT will be published as part of the conference reports from NIK and NOKOBIT in the NIK-series (e-ISSN 1892-0721) and NOKOBIT-series (e-ISSN 1894-7719). Both series are published by Bibsys Open Journal Systems and give level 1 credits in the Cristin system.

For research papers authors may freely choose whether to use NIK- or NOKOBIT-format. The choice of format determines which proceedings the paper will be published in, if it is accepted. Please note that the maximum number of pages varies: A research paper in NOKOBIT format may be maximum 14 pages long, whereas a research paper in NIK-format may be maximum 12 pages. The choice of format does not affect the peer reviewing of the paper.

It is not required that the submission be anonymous, but you may choose to submit anonymously.

Deadlines for submitting research papers are 7 April 11 April 2018 (abstract; mandatory) and 17 April 2018 22 April (complete paper).

Posters and demonstrations

Newly established projects, research in progress, and completed work which is of interest to the conference participants but does not fit as a research paper, can be presented as a poster with or without a demo of ICT. (You may for instance present useful experience with, or ideas for, teaching methods and –tools in ICT education). The posters will be published in the conference break areas and the authors will present them there during the breaks.

Posters and demonstrations are submitted as Extended abstracts (max 2 pages). An Extended abstract briefly summarizes the contribution, including the background, purpose, method and results. For demonstrations, the Extended abstract must also include information about requirements for space and equipment (e.g. a table). Technical equipment must be brought to the conference by the participant.

A poster should mainly consist of illustrations and not be an enlarged version of the Extended abstract. Posters should have portrait orientation, size A1. The poster must be brought to the conference in printed version.

Extended abstracts will be assessed by the program committee, but will NOT be given peer reviews, hence posters will not entail publication points. Extended abstracts for posters will be published in a separate section of the conference report, such that it clearly shows that these contributions are neither peer reviewed nor giving publication credits.

Extended abstracts should be submitted in NOKOBIT format.

Deadline for submission of posters and demonstrations is 28 May 2018 3 June.

Assessment and publishing

Contributions to UDIT may be written in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language, or English. Presentations are given in English if part of the audience at the conference does not speak a Scandinavian language.

All contributions have to be original and not published or under review elsewhere.

Authors retain the rights to further developing the substance for other publishing channels. It is required for publication in the conference report, both for research papers and posters/demonstrations (Extended abstracts), that - the required documents be submitted within the given deadlines 
 - at least one author register for the conference and present the work at the conference If none of the authors participate in the conference and present the work, it might be removed from the conference report. Under specific circumstances, a submitted manuscript can be refused by the program committee without being sent for peer review. This applies if the manuscript has obvious deficiencies, making peer review meaning less (i.e., plagiarism, the work has been presented elsewhere, no scientific contents of a topic far out of the area of UDIT). In cases of plagiarism or scientific dishonesty (I.e., plagiarism or auto-generated gibberish), the rejection and its reason will not only be covered to the submitter, but also, potentially, to the institution where (s)he is employed, and also to those being plagiarised.

Format and submission

All contributions to UDIT should be submitted via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=udit2018.

  • Research papers must be submitted in NIK or NOKOBIT format.
  • Posters and demonstrations (Extended abstracts) must be submitted in NOKOBIT format.

Template and instructions for NIK format can be found here: http://nik.no/layout/

Template and instructions for NOKOBIT format can be found here: http://www.nokobit.no/assets/Uploads/Format-nokobit-paper-2016.doc

UDIT program committee

  • Birgit R. Krogstie, NTNU (leder)
  • Ibrahim A. Hameed, NTNU
  • Per-Arne Andersen, Universitetet i Agder
  • Kirsti Berntsen, NTNU
  • Edgar Bostrøm, Høgskolen i Østfold
  • Atle Birger Geitung, Høgskulen på Vestlandet
  • Morten Goodwin, Universitetet i Agder
  • Tor-Morten Grønli, Westerdals Oslo ACT
  • Hallstein Hegerholm, Høgskolen i Nesna
  • Erik Hjelmås, NTNU
  • Rune Hjelsvold, NTNU
  • Sven-Olai Høyland, Høgskulen på Vestlandet
  • Jens Kaasbøll, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Anniken Karlsen, NTNU
  • Basel Katt, NTNU
  • Per Lauvås, Westerdals Oslo ACT
  • Yngve Lindsjørn, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Reidar Lyng, NTNU
  • Omid Mirmotahari, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Robin Munkvold, Nord Universitet
  • Hugo Nordseth, Nord Universitet
  • Ottar Osen, NTNU
  • Ragnhild Kobro Runde, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Helga Dís Sigurdadottir, Nord Universitet
  • Guttorm Sindre, NTNU
  • Trond Olav Skevik, Nord Universitet
  • Girts Strazdins, NTNU
  • Arne Styve, NTNU
  • Erlend Tøssebro, Universitetet i Stavanger
  • Anette Wrålsen, NTNU