Yesterday Lesley Gourlay and Martin Oliver from the Institute of Education talked about their JISC project, Digital Literacies as a Postgraduate Attribute. These are my rough notes from the session (recording here).
What are digital literacies?
EU definition stresses "appropriate".
Beetham 2010 report stresses construction of identity.
Gillen and Barton 2010 emphasises practices.
Actor-network theory (Latour) including non-human technology actors.
Project: Digital literacies as a postgraduate attribute
Surveys and focus groups.
Online/blended means "the student experience" is meaningless - experience is atomized, likewise technology use.
Journaling (n=12) via structured interview programme.
Example 1 - curation - digitize everything
Example 2 - combat - fighting the tech - agents - "computer says no"
Example 3 - coping - adverse technological circumstances
Presentation of self
A sociomaterial analysis of my working practice:
No clear taxonomy.
Constantly shifting practices.
Challenges posed by atomization of experience.