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Learning at the digital frontier: a review of digital literacies in theory and practice

Littlejohn, A.; Beetham, H. and McGill, L. (2012). Learning at the digital frontier: a review of digital literacies in theory and practice. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(6) pp. 547–556.

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This paper describes a literature review, institutional audit and analysis of practice in the area of digital literacy provision, based on research across the UK Higher Education sector. It concludes that institutions need to place greater value on 'literacies of the digital', and better prepare their students and their own organizational processes to thrive in an age of digital knowledge practices. It extends the debate about individual entitlement and provision to ask whether digital literacy offers an opportunity for the academy to redefine its relationship to knowledge in society.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1365-2729
Keywords: digital literacy; UK Higher Education; digital knowledge; technology enhanced learning; digital scholarship
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 42266
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 11:45
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 10:01
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