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Digital Pedagogies: E-Learning and Digital Humanities Unconference

13 June 2013 

Call for Session Proposals

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, in partnership with the Higher Education Academy, will be hosting a FREE unconference* focusing on bringing together the e-learning and digital humanities communities to discuss the development of ‘Digital Pedagogies’ in University teaching. We want to hear your ideas for sessions!  

* An ‘unconference’ structure is delegate-driven with the agenda created by the attendees on the day. There is an open call for presentations on the topic of enhancing and developing digital pedagogies in your field of research.

About ‘Digital Pedagogies Unconference’

‘Digital Pedagogies’ are innovative methods of teaching – using ICT tools to facilitate and foster a high quality digital learning space. There are big questions around how teaching techniques can be modified and digital enhanced to meet the needs of 21st century virtual learning. The objective of this unconference will be firstly to bring together these e-learning and digital humanities communities with what are often similar research objectives, and secondly provide a space to speak about current digital teaching techniques, defining areas for improvement and enhancement.

What do I propose?

There are roughly four things people do in sessions: Talk, Make, Teach, and Play. Sometimes one session contains elements of all these, but it’s also a fair taxonomy for THATCamp sessions. In a Talk session proposal, you offer to lead a group discussion on a topic or question of interest to you. In a Make session proposal, you offer to lead a small group in a hands-on collaborative working session with the aim of producing a draft document or piece of software. In a Teach session, you offer to teach a skill, either a “hard” skill or a “soft” skill. In a Play session, anything goes — you suggest literally playing a game, or you suggest some quality group playtime with one or more technologies, or what you will. Of course, these are just guides – we are open to new ideas, new ways of interaction and methods of making this unconference insightful and fun!

How do I propose a session?

There are two ways of proposing a session:

(1) through the THATCAMP Digital Pedagogies site at or

(2) by emailing Rachel at with a brief proposal. 

*Remember* that you will be expected to facilitate the sessions you propose, so that if you propose a hacking session, you should have the germ of a project to work on; if you propose a workshop, you should be prepared to teach it or find a teacher; if you propose a discussion of the Digital Public Library of America, you should be prepared to summarize what that is, begin the discussion, keep the discussion going, and end the discussion.


To register as a delegate: 

More information:

Questions, comments or concerns? Contact Rachel at




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WCIT 2011



Bahcesehir University & Near East University, November 23-26, 2011
Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa, Antalya, Turkey

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for the “2nd World Conference on Information Technology” which will take place on November 23-26, 2011, at the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa, Antalya, Turkey.

There have been special arrangements with the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa for conference delegates. Why not combine a holiday with your family while you attend the conference? Prices for “all inclusive” food and accommodation start from 35 € (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be free and unlimited). With children being free.

Let’s meet in the historical and holiday city of Antalyain Turkey.  
Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Adem Karahoca
Associate Professor of Software Engineering
President of the WCIT-2011

Abstract Submissions Due: July 04, 2011
Free Historical Places Tour
Free Airport – Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa – Airport transfer
The abstracts should be submission over or mailed to  
For more information please visit the conference official web site:    

We were special agreement with the Hotel for 2nd World Conference on Information Technology participants only. The all inclusive room rate (per person); triple 35 Euro, Double 37 Euro and single 55 Euro. For more information please visit the conference official web site: if you make at least three nights hotel reservation, historical places tour is free for you in 26 November 2011(Perge, Aspendos & Side). For more information  

All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Computer Science Journal (ISSN: 1877-0509) by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science). All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals.

Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. New copyright forms must also be signed and delivered to the appropriate journal.
The journals that has been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):
*British Journal of Educational Technology, SSCI, Impact Factor: 1.255
*Computers and Education, Indexed SSCI & SCI, Impact Factor: 2.059
*Interacting with Computers, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.103 
*Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.833 
*Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.331 
*Computational Biology and Chemistry, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.837 
*Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.940 
*The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.824 
*Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Indexed SCI, Impact Factor: 1.220 

Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present two papers.  The abstracts can be one-page long (200-400 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts. The abstracts should be submission over the conference web site or mailed to     

Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

*Abstracts Submission   July 04, 2011*
*Full Papers Submission     September 15, 2011**
*Early Registration     October 15, 2011
*Early Hotel Reservation    October 20, 2011
*Conference Dates       November 23-26, 2011
* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 5 days.
** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 15 days.

The direct and regular flights are available to Antalya from most of the countries of the world in November. You can find concerned flight companies’ names from the web-site of Antalya International Airport (AYT). If you can not find any direct flight from your countries, you should fly over the Istanbul Airports to Antalya. There are many International and domestic’s flights are regularly flying to Antalya everyday from Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (IST) and Istanbul International Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). For instance,,, and If you buy your flight ticket early you pay very less money.

We will provide you free transfer services from the Antalya Airport/Bus Station – Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa – Antalya Airport/Bus Station transfer.

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