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.

chapter |14 pages


Literacy, the digital, and the university

chapter Chapter 2|15 pages

Researching academic literacy practices around Twitter

Performative methods and their onto-ethical implications

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Crossing boundaries

Digital and non-digital literacy practices in formal and informal contexts in further and higher education

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

Posthuman literacy in heterotopic space

A pedagogical proposal

chapter Chapter 8|15 pages

Open Content Literacy

A new approach to content creation and collaboration?

chapter Chapter 9|11 pages

Digital literacies as situated knowledge practices

Academics' influence on learners' behaviours

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Academic literacies in the digital university

Integrating individual accounts with network practice

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

Text-making practices in online writing spaces

From research to practice

chapter Chapter 12|11 pages

The digital university

A concept in need of definition

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Control and the classroom in the digital university

The effect of course management systems on pedagogy