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24th - 25th November

Norwegian Conference on Didactics in IT education

UDIT 2020 Call for Papers

UDIT (The Norwegian Conference on Didactics in IT education) is a meeting place for scientific publication, discussion, and exchange of experiences 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 gained new insights and good ideas through your work on developing a course or academic program, UDIT can be an excellent arena for presenting and publishing your work.

UDIT 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/demonstrations, which do not give publication credits but serve as valuable contributions to the discussions during the conference.

In 2020 we particularly invite contributions addressing experiences, challenges and solutions related to distributed teaching and learning, which due to the corona epidemic have become the new normal for students and employees at higher education institutions in Norway. In the review of research papers on such topics, we will give additional weight to the sharing of experience and the usefulness of the contribution to the community.

Last year’s UDIT papers can be found in the conference reports of NIK and NOKOBIT.

Research Papers

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

An elaboration of these aspects can be found here.

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 is different for the two formats: 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 (mandatory) abstract and research paper can be found here.

Posters and demonstrations

Posters and demonstrations may be used to present useful experiences with, or new ideas for, teaching methods and tools for ICT-education. The deadline for submitting posters and demonstrations is later than for research papers. For more information about this category, see Posters

Assessment and publication

Contributions to UDIT may be written in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language, or English. Presentations should be 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 be published or under review elsewhere.

Authors retain the rights to further developing their contribution for other publishing channels.

We have the following requirements for publication in the conference report, both for research papers and for extended abstracts for posters/demonstrations:

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 meaningless (i.e., plagiarism, the work has been presented elsewhere, no scientific contents of a topic far outside 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 sent 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.

Template and instructions for the NIK format can be found here. Template and instructions for NOKOBIT format can be found here

UDIT 2020 organization

Program committee