Lancaster Literacy Research Centre has a few places remaining on their International Summer School in Digital Literacies in 2010. The course will explore various aspects of the changing communicative landscape. Participants are invited from the UK and overseas, at doctoral level and above, from any field of study with an interest in digital literacies research.
The Summer School will take place at Lancaster University, from Monday 28th June to Thursday 1st July. Before the school, participants will be encouraged to participate in some online preparatory activities that will introduce them to some of the resources and issues to be explored at the School.
The course will be structured around 5 strands illustrated by case studies which will both illuminate the course topics and serve as different platforms for learning activities. Case study platforms will include Flickr, Second Life, life management blogs and communities, and Twitter. This variety of platforms will give participants opportunities to try out new arenas and inform their understanding of the course content.
£595 for residential attendance at the Summer School to cover tuition and materials, accommodation, all meals and refreshments, summer school dinner, attendance at a local cultural event relating to the themes of the course, and participation in associated online activities.
£495 for non-residential attendance, to cover all of the above apart from accommodation.
For more information and an online application form, please see the course website at http://literacy.lancs.ac.uk/what/courses/summerschool10.htm