EADiM Academic Network Conference 2012
22-23 November 2012
Location: University of Graz
The Social University - Towards a Higher Education with Students as Producers
Today’s students are intense users of ICTs and multimedia and have taken charge of creating content. Intellectual and cultural production in general have been democratised radically through social media. It is a revolution of relationships. The new technologies deliver smart phones and tablets in everybody’s hand and online social media and PCs are ubiquitous in higher education environments.
Citizens of Europe are organising themselves in new socio-political movements and the wider societal and cultural impact of interactive production opportunities develops at considerable pace. Using the new media platforms people can participate according to need and energy to the limits of exhaustion or fun. They participate, collaborate, produce and distribute at staggering rates and individual paces.
A new culture is emerging thanks to new media platforms and the convergent media environment. New skills and new literacies are acquired and need to be passed on. Try and learn, explore and study, live and reflect are the main ways of growing up as student and staying up2date as teacher/instructor.
Theme question: How are Institutions of Higher Education/Universities maintaining currency in this shifting media environment and engaging students as producers and partners in practicing new paradigms of learning and research?
Contributions and papers are particularly welcome on the following topics:
- The paradigm shift in universities: new media teaching that is student centred, learning focused
- Collaborative learning in interactive learning environments
- Teachers/ professors as multimedia producers
- The new economy of education: the more you share, the more you have
- SPECIAL SESSION: Teaching research in action/ Learning practice as research: Academics present projects and works
Call for Contributions and Papers – networking format
You are invited to contribute to the conference addressing the above issues and to contribute to the EADiM Academic Network Conference. Please submit your proposal for a papers or a poster. This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the European Youth Award (EYA) which focusses on selecting and promoting those young Europeans who creatively use Internet and mobiles to get action on the most pressing social issues of today (viz. Millennium Development Goals of UN):
European Youth Award - EYA
22-24 November 2012
Graz, UNESCO City of Design, Austria
How to submit a paper or register for the conference?
Please register HERE and fill in the online form!
We are looking forward to your contribution!
Who should participate?
The conference is an opportunity to discuss potential opportunities for cooperation and partnerships between universities, institutions, courses and projects. Academics, researchers, instructors, students, public institutions and all those involved in the field of Multimedia and e-Content are invited to share ideas and collaborate.
Publication of peer reviewed papers
Authors of accepted abstracts will have to provide a full revised version of their paper for publication by December 15. Full papers will be published in a SPRINGER PRESS Serie "Smart Media and Application Research" edited by Prof. Peter A. Bruck, Richard Vickers, Jak Boumans and Cai Melakoski.
September 28 – Deadline for abstract proposals
October 06 – Notification of acceptance
November 09 – Deadline for Participants registration
November 22-23 – EADiM Academic Network Conference, Graz, Austria
November 22-24 – European Youth Award Festival, Graz, Austria
Richard Vickers (Chair), University of Lincoln, UK
Peter A. Bruck, University of Salzburg, ICNM, AT
Cai Melakoski, TAMK School of Art, Music & Media, FI
Jak Boumans, EADiM, NL
Conference Registration and Fee
Regular Fee: € 250
Reduced Fee: € 150 for Members (Membership can be received free of charge by registration at email@example.com)
Student Fee: € 50
Including conference beverages and lunch, full access to the European Youth Award Festival.
Accommodation and travels costs are not covered.
Registration fee payment can be done via bank transfer:
Beneficiary: ICNM - International Center for New Media Account Number: 08111866
Bank Name: Raiffeisenverband Salzburg
Invoice: if you need an invoice before payment, please contact the EADiM Secretariat.
Secretariat EADiM European Academy for Digital Media / Academic Network Conference
International Center for New Media / ICNM | Moosstrasse 43a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Ms Lucie Jagu, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +43 (0)662 630 408