Digital literacy is an idea whose time seems to have come, judging from the number of projects and institutional strategies under development and from the language of governments, the media and social analysts. But how has 'digital literacy' shifted thinking about learning technology, and what has actually changed as a result? This webinar will look at some of the long-term trends behind the digital literacies agenda, with reference to outcomes from the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme and beyond. It is also an opportunity to tune up for debates at altc2013, where digital literacy issues will be prominent in themes such as 'it's all about the learner', 'in the open' and 'global learning cultures'.
About the presenter
Helen Beetham is a long-standing advisor to the Joint Information Systems Committee and to diverse HEIs in the UK. She was a member of the Beyond Current Horizons programme, funded by the last UK government to advise on the future of education beyond 2025, and contributed to the final report. She is a widely published e-learning researcher and author, and an experienced webinar and workshop leader. Helen is currently synthesising outcomes from the JISC programme on Developing Digital Literacies in Higher Education.
30-08-2013 12:30 to 13:30