In 2008 – 2009 Dr. Julia Gillen and Prof. David Barton of the Literacy Research Centre, Lancaster University, worked with the programme and projects. A workshop on digital literacies was held at Lancaster on 12th – 13th March 2009. The culmination of the activities was the research briefing on Digital Literacies. This can be downloaded by clicking on the link. If you would like a hard copy please email James O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Digital Literacies at ALT-C
Digital Literacies was a hot topic at the recent ALT-C conference, held at the University of Nottingham from 7th-9th September 2010.
Helen Beetham and Fred Garnett led a pre-conference workshop on Digital Literacies on Monday 6th September. The workshop was designed for everyone with a research and/or development interest in digital literacies, and those whose roles are changing to accommodate a ‘digital literacies’ agenda. Activities included:
- Exploring materials from the JISC LLiDA project, designed to support curriculum and institutional development around a digital literacies agenda
- Sharing changing practices and roles as ‘digital literacy’ becomes a key area of policy and curriculum
- Learning from the institutional case studies that have been collated by Rhona Sharpe and her team as part of the JISC Supporting Learners in a Digital Age (SLIDA ) project
- Hearing about the TLRP/TEL projects that are researching areas associated with digital literacy
On Tuesday, Helen and Fred were joined by Rhona Sharpe, Haydn Blackey and Frances Bell for a symposium entitled “Applying a Development Framework for Digital Literacies”. Click here to read more on the ALT-C Crowdvine.
Digital Literacies was also a theme on Wednesday. Josie Taylor, Director of the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, gave an invited presentation entitled “Literacies, learning and people’s lives: where practice and real life collide…”. Click here to read more on the ALT-C Crowdvine.