Call For Papers

Call for Papers, DIVERSE 2013, University of Osnabruck, Germany, June 26-28 2013

Deadline: April 1st 2013

Since the beginning of this conference series in Derby, England in 2001, DIVERSE has been intended for anyone interested in embedding video and video communication (conferencing) technologies within educational practice: teachers, technical support staff, researchers, staff and educational developers as well as project managers.
The DIVERSE community provides excellent opportunities for formal and informal networking with experts in the field from all over the globe. The conference will be both a showcase and a critical forum on all aspects of visual resources in education through plenary and themed sessions.

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal and to attend this conference in order to share your projects and experiences in the fields of education and video in one of the following topics (details of submission below):

1. Visual Learning Material – video & learning

  • Original and innovative use of video in education
  • Rich video as learning object
  • Video in multimodal learning environments
  • Video & learning analytics
  • Pedagogical techniques to design video-based educational resources

2. Working with video in education

  • New technologies to produce, manage and distribute video
  • Video and mobile
  • Creative concepts for video
  • Visual Literacy
  • Interactive video: Annotating, tagging, and collaborative use of video

3. Open Access, Open Source, Open Educational Resources – Open Video

  • Licensing and intellectual property rights, Creative Commons
  • Video in open educational environments
  • Visual media and people with special needs
  • Closed captioning, audio description, subtitles – technologies and experience

 4. Improving Access to Knowledge in Developing Countries

  • The use of video for dissemination of scientific results: Best practice, field reports
  • Addressing the technical restrictions

 5. Projects & Use Cases

  • Interesting projects or experiments that highlight other issues related to the use of visual media in education. This topic bundles all experiences or ideas you have and want to share with the DIVERSE community.

Submitting a paper

  • An abstract with a minimum of 500 words
  • Single-line spaced, font style Arial (size 14 for title and authors and size 12 for body). All margins must be one inch (2.5 cm).
  • Accuracy for all material supplied is the responsibility of the author. The text must be spell-checked and any technical material must be clear.
  • All text, drawings, tables, photographs, figures and references should be provided within the paper
  • All proposals must be submitted via the online submission form.
  • Submissions based mainly on films are welcome; please contact organizers for details.

Presentation modes

According to review results, participants will be invited to present in one of the following forms:

  • Regular talk (25 minutes & QA)
  • Lightning Talks (10 minutes)

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