Children's and young people's digital literacies
in virtual online spaces

Dissemination Conference - FREE

(registration needed)

June 19, 2010

Sheffield University

University of Sheffield
School of Education
388 Glossop Road
S10 2JA

Sheffield University campus map


9.30 coffee on arrival

9.55 Welcome

10.00 Guy Merchant , Sheffield Hallam University: overview of the series, themes and issues

10.20-10.55 Victoria Carrington, University of East Anglia, Literacy Lite in Barbie Girls

10.55-11.30 'It's actually quite hard not to be sticking your hands in the learning'

- Experiences of Developing Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum.

Sarah Payton & Cassie Hague, Futurelab

11.30-12.35 Paul Coulton, InfoLab21, Lancaster University Monster game activity (& coffee)

12.35-1.10 From Fleets to tweets - looking at pupil independence in the use of online virtual spaces

Bill Lord, Literacy Adviser for the Yorkshire and Humber Region

1.10 2.00 Lunch

Participants are welcome to stay for the afternoon and participate through Second Life at Sheffield University room:

2pm Infolit island in Second Life

2.00 Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield, host in SL - intro

SL speakers:

2.10-2.50 Peggy Sheehy, 'I'm not good at Math but my avatar is'

3.00 3.40 Rebecca Black, University of California (Irvine)

3.50 4.20 Virtual worlds at the nexus of a constellation of literacy practice.

Constance Steinkuehler, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4.30 wrap up Julia Gillen

(NB all timings British Summer Time)


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