1st Edition

Literacy in the Digital University Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology

Edited By Robin Goodfellow, Mary R. Lea Copyright 2013
    232 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    228 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Literacy in the Digital University: Critical Perspectives on Learning, Scholarship, and Technology

    Edited by Robin Goodfellow and Mary Lea

    Introduction: Literacy, the Digital, and the University

    Robin Goodfellow and Mary Lea

    1. Values, digital texts and open practices - a changing scholarly landscape in higher education

    Colleen McKenna and Jane Hughes

    2. Researching academic literacy practices around Twitter: Performative methods and their onto-ethical implications

    Jude Fransman

    3. Crossing boundaries: digital and non-digital literacy practices in formal and informal contexts in further and higher education

    Candice Satchwell, David Barton and Mary Hamilton

    4. Emergent practices for literacy, e-learners, and the digital university

    Caroline Haythornthwaite

    5. The Literacies of ‘Digital Scholarship’ – Truth and Use values

    Robin Goodfellow

    6. Beyond ‘the social’: digital literacies as sociomaterial practice

    Lesley Gourlay and Martin Oliver

    7. Posthuman literacy in heterotopic space: a pedagogical proposal

    Siân Bayne and Jen Ross

    8. Open Content Literacy: a new approach to content creation and collaboration?

    Lindsey Martin and Alison Mackenzie

    9. Digital literacies as situated knowledge practices: academics’ influence on learners behaviours

    Allison Littlejohn, Helen Beetham and Lou McGill

    10. Academic literacies in the digital university: integrating individual accounts with network practice

    Mary R. Lea

    11. Text-making Practices in Online Writing Spaces: from Research to Practice

    Carmen Lee

    12. The digital university: A concept in need of definition

    Chris Jones

    13. Control and the Classroom in the Digital University: the Effect of Course Management Systems on Pedagogy

    Bronwyn T. Williams


    Robin Goodfellow is Senior Lecturer in Teaching with New Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.

    Mary R. Lea is Reader in Academic and Digital Literacies in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.