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

Allison Littlejohn, H. Beetham, Lou McGill

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)547-556
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
    Volume28
    Issue number6
    Early online date22 Feb 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

    Keywords

    • digital literacy
    • UK Higher Education
    • digital knowledge

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