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[ecrea] CfA Conference Digital Literacy: Policies, research and good practices.

Wed Aug 05 19:52:10 GMT 2015

Call for Abstract for the Conference:
Digital Literacy: Policies, research and good practices.
University of Padua, 10th December 2015

Digital media has become ever more pervasive in the social, political,
economical and cultural life of every individual, changing the role of
the user to become more active in mediation processes. Digital
Literacy is the ability to access, analyse, evaluate and produce
messages in all the various formats of communication. It is a
necessary skill set for living and participating in what is referred
to as the “information society”. The term Digital Literacy does not
solely refer to technical skills, but also to the various combinations
of those skills, and to a broader socio-cultural context. It is,
therefore, an important key concept which involves diverse pathways to
highlight different cultural and social points of view in contemporary

The conference will address the issue of digital literacy by focussing
on three main areas: (1) Policies that promote the development of
these skills; (2) Research on the necessary skills for efficiently
engaging in digital environments in an informed manner; (3)
Experiences and best practices related to the teaching and
strengthening of the skills needed for the critical use of digital

We welcome abstracts related to theoretical, methodological and
empirical sub-themes such as the following:

Research and assessment of Digital Literacy
Informal education and Digital Literacy
Formal Education and Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy paradigm
The media industry and Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania
Digital Literacy policies
Digital Literacy and intimacy, sexuality and gender
The participatory and educational potential of Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy and social inequality
Good practices for the development of Digital Literacy

*Guidelines for the presentation of abstracts:*
a. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and may be written in
either English or Italian (presentations, however, will be made in

b. Abstract and any other information must be sent as a Microsoft Word
file (.doc or .docx)

c. The first page of the proposal must contain:
   1. The full name, title and affiliation of the author/s
   2. The email address/es of the author/s
   3. A short biography for each author, of no longer than 50 words
per each author

d. As all accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference program, we
advise authors to evaluate their abstracts before submission.

Please send proposals to (cosimomarco.scarcelli /at/ The deadline
for proposals is 4th October 2015.

*When and where the conference will be held*
10th December 2015
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
–University of Padua.

* Subscription to the conference *
Attendance to the conference is free of charge but pre-booking is required
Kindly confirm your attendance by 1st November 2015, the registration
form can be found at

Registration will open on 5th August 2015.

* Important dates *
5th August – Registration for the conference opens
4th October – Deadline for sending in abstracts
11th October – Communication of acceptance/rejection of abstracts
1st November – Last day for registering to attend the conference
3rd November – Publication of definitive program (speakers will be
promptly informed)
10th December – Conference

The scientific and organisational committee is composed of:
Renato Stella – University of Padua
Cosimo Marco Scarcelli – University of Padua
Claudio Riva – University of Padua
Michela Drusian – IUSVE Venice

Please contact us for further information at (cosimomarco.scarcelli /at/

We look forward to seeing you in Padua on 10th December, and hope you
all have a good and relaxing summer break.

With kind regards
Marco Scarcelli

Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
University of Padova
via Cesarotti, 10/12
Padova (Italy)

e-mail: (marco.scarcelli /at/, (cosimomarco.scarcelli /at/

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