A conversation with Helen Beetham around digital literacies
Helen Beetham got in touch recently asking for a conversation about some work she’s doing with Jisc. I jumped at the chance as she’s got an extremely sharp mind - particularly when it comes to digital literacies.
Although I wasn’t expecting her to do so, I was delighted when Helen informed me that she’d created a transcript of most of our discussion. She’s also been kind enough to give me the go-ahead to post it here.
In what follows I reference my work around the eight elements of digital literacies as expressed in my e-book. Helen began by outlining the particular project she’s working on, expressing how difficult it is to define ‘digital literacy’ as a fixed set of terms.
Doug: That’s something I realised from my work – people always want to problematise terms and pick apart what you mean by ‘e-safety’ or the ‘civic element’. That’s why I ended up with an approach that means
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