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