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Shock of Digital Literacy

Said Business School, Oxford
2 April 2009 00:00

The Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University Computing Services is pleased to announce its eighth annual one-day conference on educational technologies and the thirteenth ‘Beyond’ event.
Are you supporting students and staff in developing their use of new technology?  
Are you responsible for designing IT skills training in your institution?
Are you interested in institutional approaches to open content, podcasting and educational video online?
If so, two popular annual conferences at Oxford University run by the Learning Technologies Group are relevant to you.
Shock of Digital Literacy and Beyond Walls - 2nd and 3rd April, Said Business School, Oxford
Shock of Digital Literacy: Academic literacy and the challenge of new technologies.
Speakers include:

  • Lynne O'Brien - Director of Instructional Technology at Duke University, USA
  • Miles Metcalfe - Head of IT Research and Development at Ravensbourne College
  • Josie Fraser - ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2008

Papers at this conference will:

  • Describe the new skills and knowledge required by students and staff in the digital age;
  • Explore the challenges that the use of digital technologies brings to the design of teaching and learning activities;
  • Offer new approaches and strategies for digital literacy skills training;
  • Explore the impact that the use of these new technologies has on motivation, participation and differentiation;
  • Highlight research in new areas of literacy such as digital storytelling, media literacy, interaction and collaboration skills.

Full Programme and booking at
Early booking is advisable as these conferences usually fill quite fast.

Contact Name:
Everett Sharp
Contact Email:

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