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1 1 Academic literacies in the digital university Mary Lea & Robin Goodfellow Institute of Educational Technology Open University Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

2 2 Outline of the talk The Academic Literacies perspective Focus on ‘the digital’ Evidence from the Digital Literacies in Higher Education project Methodological issues Discussion Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

3 3 The Academic Literacies perspective Literacies as social and cultural practice Focus on texts in academic settings Digital communication as textual practice Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

4 4 Discourses of the digital The digital native/net generation Learning 2.0 The ‘unbundled’ university Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

5 5 Digital Literacies in Higher Education Ethnographic-style Drawing on academic literacies research 3 institutions – diverse HE contexts students Smalltown (14) Northcity (11) Centrecity (7) Data includes: interview transcripts, field notes, web pages (social/ curriculum based), personal development plans, students own work (group and individual), photos Rich, diverse, hybrid, across media, multimodal Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

6 6 A case study Texts, technologies and digital literacy practices Digital literacies and the institutional context Diversity of resources for knowledge making Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

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14 14 The presence of ‘the academic’ in digital literacy practices Tasks represented as genres of writing Knowledge represented as critical, analytical, argumentative Researching the relation between ‘the institution’, ‘the academic’, and ‘the learner’ in digital contexts Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October

15 15 Methodological Issues What counts as observation in ‘virtual ethnography’? What counts as data? Where does collection end and analysis begin? Issues of anonymity, ethics and representation Seminar 1 Edinburgh University October


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