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

Seminar 1 : The Nature of Virtuality

October 12th, 2009

The University of Sheffield
The Abbeydale Room,
University House
Glossop Road
Sheffield S10

On the Sheffield University campus map this is D3 119

We strongly recommend coming by public transport as parking is very difficult around the university.



10:00 Arrival and coffee

10:30 Welcome and introduction to the series: Julia Davies

10:50 Drawing on the history of the virtual: Julia Gillen

11:20 Discussion

11:40 The nature of virtuality: Jackie Marsh

12:10 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

1:15 New literacies and the virtual: Guy Merchant

Guy's blog is at

Discussion with Michele Knobel as a virtual participant

2:00 Explorations in Second Life: a personal history: Sheila Webber

Sheila's blog is at

2:45 Refreshments

3:00 Group discussion: literacy and the virtual

3:30 Plenary discussion: Panel

4:00 Departures

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