UDIT 2019 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 an excellent arena for presenting and publishing.

UDIT 2019 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.

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 four main points:

  • Relevance
    • Is the paper relevant for the themes and purposes of UDIT?
    • Is the paper useful for others who are teaching IT courses or researching teaching and learning in IT courses?
    • Does the paper have the potential to stimulate discussion about teaching and learning?
  • Importance
    • Does the paper bring something new to the field?
    • Does the paper deal with important issues in the field of teaching IT?
    • Does the paper deal with important issues in society?
    • Is the contribution of the paper important for many people, or important for groups that are important or challenging to support
  • That the contribution complies with the following formal requirements for scientific quality:
    • 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
    • That the contribution is rooted in educational reasoning
    • The research method is described and the choice of method is appropriate
    • The results are made clear.
    • The authors discuss the results in light of relevant research, making clear what is the contribution of the paper.
    • The authors discuss limitations and weaknesses of the work
    • The conclusion is clear and based on analysis and discussion
    • The references are relevant and updated
    • Note: UDIT has the same requirements for scientific rigor as the other conferences in NIKT
  • Presentation
    • The paper is well structured
    • The formatting of the paper is in accordance with the chosen template (NOKOBIT or NIK format) including the maximum pages limit
    • The language is satisfactory, without many errors in grammar or spelling

Note: Papers that have previously been published will be rejected.

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: Important dates

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 publishing

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:

  • The required documents are submitted within the given deadlines
  • At least one author must register for the conference and present the work at the conference

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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=udit2019.

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  organization


  • Chair: Birgit R. Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Co-chair: Ingrid Chieh Yu, University of Oslo
  • Co-chair: Hugo Nordseth, Nord University
  • Co-chair: Erlend Tøssebro, University of Stavanger

Program committee

  • Ibrahim A. Hameed, NTNU
  • Per-Arne Andersen, University of Agder
  • Kirsti Berntsen, NTNU
  • Edgar Bostrøm, Østfold University College
  • Atle Birger Geitung, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Morten Goodwin, University of Agder
  • Tor-Morten Grønli, Kristiania University College
  • Erik Hjelmås, NTNU
  • Rune Hjelsvold, NTNU
  • Sven-Olai Høyland, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Jens Kaasbøll, Universitetet i Oslo
  • Anniken Karlsen, NTNU
  • Basel Katt, NTNU
  • Per Lauvås, Kristiania University College
  • Yngve Lindsjørn, University of Oslo
  • Reidar Lyng, NTNU
  • Omid Mirmotahari, University of Oslo
  • Robin Munkvold, Nord University
  • Ottar Osen, NTNU
  • Ragnhild Kobro Runde, University of Oslo
  • Helga Dís Sigurdadottir, Nord University
  • Guttorm Sindre, NTNU
  • Trond Olav Skevik, Nord University
  • Girts Strazdins, NTNU
  • Arne Styve, NTNU
  • Anette Wrålsen, NTNU