Literacy in the Digital University
Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology
Edited by Robin Goodfellow, Mary R. Lea
To Be Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge – 218 pages
Series: Research into Higher Education
Literacy in the Digital University is an innovative volume bringing together perspectives from two fields of enquiry and practice: ‘literacies and learning’ and ‘learning technologies’. With their own histories and trajectories, these fields have seldom overlapped either in practice, theory, or research. In tackling this divide head on, the volume breaks new ground. It illustrates how complementary and contrasting approaches to literacy and technology can be brought together in productive ways and considers the implications of this for practitioners working across a wide range of contexts.
The book showcases work from well-respected authorities in the two fields in order to provide the foundations for new conversations about learning and practice in the digital university. It will be of particular relevance to university teachers and researchers, educational developers and learning technologists, library staff, university managers and policy makers, and, not least, learners themselves, particularly those studying at post-graduate level.
Introduction: Literacy, the Digital, and the University 1.Values, Digital Texts and Open Practices - a Changing Scholarly Landscape in Higher Education 2. Researching Academic Literacy Practices around Twitter: Performative Methods and their Onto-Ethical Implications 3. Crossing Boundaries: Digital and Non-Digital Literacy Practices in Formal and Informal Contexts in Further and Higher Education 4. Emergent Practices for Literacy, E-Learners, and the Digital University 5. The Literacies of ‘Digital Scholarship’ – Truth and Use Values 6. Beyond ‘The Social’: Digital Literacies as Sociomaterial Practice 7. Posthuman Literacy in Heterotopic Space: A Pedagogical Proposal 8. Open Content Literacy: A New Approach to Content Creation and Collaboration? 9. Digital Literacies as Situated Knowledge Practices: Academics’ Influence on Learners Behaviours 10. Academic Literacies in the Digital University: Integrating Individual Accounts with Network Practice 11. Text-Making Practices in Online Writing Spaces: From Research to Practice 12. The Digital University: A Concept in Need of Definition 13. Control and the Classroom in the Digital University: The Effect of Course Management Systems on Pedagogy
Robin Goodfellow is a senior lecturer in Teaching with New Technology in the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology, UK.
Mary R. Lea is a reader in Academic and Digital Literacies in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.