Children's and young people's digital literacies
This work stems from an ESRC funded seminar series which ran from 1st October 2009 to 31st July 2010. (RES-451-26-0731)
Since then work has continued, particularly centring on production of a forthcoming book: Virtual literacies: interactive spaces for children and young people (eds: G. Merchant, J. Gillen, J. Marsh & J. Davies, Routledge).
The aim of this seminar series was to investigate children's digital literacy practices in virtual worlds, online massive multiplayer online games and alternate or mixed-reality learning environments. We explored ways of exploiting opportunities for literacy educators as follows:
There have been many publications and presentations resulting from participation in the seminar series including a recent symposium at American Educational Research Association: Researching the Literacy Practices of Children and Young People in Virtual Worlds, New Orleans April 8-12.
Last updated: 7 June 2011
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