Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Seminar series on literacies

There are two research seminar series to do with literacies starting this month, both funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). The first is one that I am contributing to next Monday October 12, is Children's and young people's digital literacies in virtual online spaces. There is a website which gives information about the seminar leaders (who include Dr Julia Davies and Professor Jackie Marsh from Sheffield University's school of Education) and the programme of events: The seminar on the 12th has the theme The nature of virtuality and I will be presenting on: Adventures in Second Life: a personal history.
The second seminar series is called Literacy in the Digital University. They have a blog at: The main blogger is Robin Goodfellow, Senior Lecturer in New Technology in Teaching in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University. The first seminar in this series is at Edinburgh University on October 16 2009. The overall theme is The relation of new media practices to traditional literacy practice in the academy and the professions. See the blog for more details.

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