Digital literacies: speaking into the frontier Thursday 1 March 1200-1300

Tomorrow, Thursday 1 March, I will be doing a lunchtime seminar on Digital literacies from 1200 -1300 on Harcourt Hill. I have decided to call this “Speaking into the frontier”.  I hope to livestream and capture this seminar using the LiveStream service. I will be posting links to this stream here on the OCSLD blog, on my work blog, and on my personal space.

In this seminar I will try to frame and discuss a number of contemporary (latest) practices using the Brookes taxonomy for digital literacies and then try to reframe that discussion in a wider radical context that tries to open up the very bounded discourses that are “permitted” of the digital – and of higher education generally these days. The practices that I will touch on include:

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Social citation
  • Academic multimedia (lecture capture, audio feedback, etc)
  • Distributed collaboration, and, of course,
  • The move to Moodle

The seminar will be live-streamed here:

Watch live streaming video from rworld2 at

About the author

George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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2 responses

  1. Ben

    I was just wondering if this seminar was recorded made available?

  2. rhona

    Hi Ben
    Yes, it is available from OCSLD’s YouTube Channel at