Making sense of learning in a digital age, report from a guest lecture by Helen Beetham

[This post is taken from a full blog post available in our brand new DigiLearnBlog.]

This is a long overdue blog post about a fantastic and challenging Halloween day-experience with Helen Beetham, consultant for the JISC Digital Literacies programme (amongst other talents and expertise) who came to deliver a guest lecture (slides) and workshop at the University of Liverpool.

In front of a 70-strong audience of Liverpool academics, Helen explored the uncanny relationship between digital know-how and academic learning. The event was hosted by our Developing Digital Literacies Working Group and Educational Development.

helen lecture ghost image

Asking us to conjure up the image of a haunted university, full of students who are more capable using digital technologies, she asked us, academic scholars: “What are we fearful and hopeful about?” in this haunted house? —- for the rest of this blog post please visit our brand new DigiLearn Blog site at http://digilearnblog.liv.ac.uk (and subscribe to future blog posts)

It is worth it!

Thank you,

Tünde

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Making sense of learning in a digital age – guest lecture events

A forthcoming event:

You are warmly invited to a guest lecture on “Making sense of learning in a digital age” on the 31st October 2012, 1-2pm presented by Helen Beetham, an international speaker on this topic.
The guest lecture  event is of interest to anyone who wants to improve the student learning experience. Please have a look the flyer for details of the event, persuade and bring another colleague to come with you, and see you there!

Making sense of learning in a digital age - guest lecture by Helen Beetham
Making sense of learning in a digital age – guest lecture by Helen Beetham

In addition, Helen Beetham is also facilitating a workshop on the same day between 2.30-4.30, entitled Designing for C21st learning: digital capability in programme design and development” which will be of value to anyone involved in programme or module development with a remit of developing academic and/or employability skills.

Please book on to the events at the CLL booking site (both, or either the guest lecture or the workshop) just that we know how big a room we will need. The workshop can cater up to a maximum 25 people, on a first-come, first-served basis. The flyer is also linked at our eLearning Unit Blog.

For more information about the event, please contact: eddev@liv.ac.uk (admin) or Tunde Varga-Atkins, tva@liv.ac.uk.

Sarra and Tunde, on behalf of the Developing Digital Literacies Working Group