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 (and subscribe to future blog posts)

It is worth it!

Thank you,


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: (admin) or Tunde Varga-Atkins,

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