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Welcome to the LLiDA Wiki!

This wiki contains outputs from the JISC funded study into Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA). It was used during the project to share and develop ideas and work.

The report is now available:

LLiDAreportJune09.pdf | Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA project). Helen Beetham, Lou McGill, Prof. Allison Littlejohn. June 2009 (pdf)

LLiDAexecsumm.pdf | Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA project). Ececutive Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations. Helen Beetham, Lou McGill, Prof. Allison Littlejohn. June 2009 (pdf)

Learning Literacies in a Digital Age - short briefing paper

The wiki provides access to some of the outputs to enable quick access to specific parts/sections of the report - see the table at the bottom of this page.

Ongoing work...

SLIDA - supporting learners in a digital age

This is an ongoing project led by Oxford Brookes University. The SLIDA project is investigating how institutions are creating and enabling opportunities that promote the development of effective learning in a digital age. The main deliverables of the study are 10 institutional case studies and a final report with recommendations for further and higher education on how to develop effective institution-wide strategies and practices which better support effective learners in a digital age.

Digital Literacies Pilot Materials

JISC has provided funding to support the sharing of practice and piloting of materials that emerged from the Learners Experiences of e-Learning programme and the LLiDA project. These materials are intended to support institutional and curriculum development in the area of supporting digital learners.

Student Materials

We are pulling together examples of materials developed for students from both the original exemplars and from the above two initiatives. Feel free to suggest resources to add to this page.

The wiki is not open for editing by the public but these pages can be read without a password.


HigherEducation InformationLiteracies SelfRegulatedLearning UndergraduateStudents AdultLearners AcademicLiteracies StudentInduction LearnerTransitions SchoolStudents OnlineTutorials FurtherEducation FoundationDegree PostgraduateStudents RemoteStudents ICTLiteracies SocialSoftware Workshops Learners ResearchSkills MediaLiteracies Exemplars Provision Practice Evidence Findings SearchableDatabase Mathematics Statistics StaffDevelopment Assessed PeerMentoring

Papers, publications, presentations, etc


Scope and definitions

outlines the scope of the study, defines key terms and methods used

Literature review

Key concepts

review of theoretical fields and high level concepts that have been deployed to help understand digital and learning literacies

Messages and implications

summary of key messages and implications

The changing context

charts changes in work, opportunities for learning, nature of knowledge, social life, comunications and media, literary practices and technology

Future scenarios

considers possible future requirements for literacy, competence and learning

Existing studies

evidence and review of findings from significant projects and studies

Pinch points

identifes implications for learning literacy provision

Competence frameworks

Relevant frameworks

identifies and briefly describes a range of frameworks relevant to the study

Frameworks review

review of some key frameworks

Framework of frameworks

a framework developed to model literacies and competencies with potential to be developed as a tool for institutions to model their own practice

Provision in the UK

Institutional audits

audit proforma, guidelines and benefits documents for download | method |summary findings

Audit reflections

reflections on the audit data

Snapshots of practice

method | summary findings

Access examples

provides various routes into the example snapshots collected during the study

Best practice examples

41 snapshots of learning literacy provision

Findings: institutional strategy and policy

Findings from audits and snapshots

Findings: central services

Findings from audits and snapshots

Findings: support in courses and curricula

Findings from audits and snapshots

Findings: personal and peer support

Findings from audits and snapshots

Conclusions and Recommendations

Summarising Evidence

summary of the evidence

Looking to the future