Digital Literacies

It was in the 1960s that computers began to be used not only in scientific research but in more familiar workplace settings such as banks and public administration. Consequently, it was around this time that the first calls were made for school pupils and university students to be ‘taught computers’ — that is, how to operate and use them, possibly to program them. Read more

Teaching and Learning Online

University of Manchester, Manchester Institute of Education, MA Digital Technologies and Communication in Education. Content by unit leader Dr Gary Motteram: follow on twitter @garymotteram Read more

EDUC61711 Week 3: PCP and Kuhlthau

This podcast considers the contribution of Carol Kuhlthau to the theories and practice of information literacy, showing how she builds on ideas from Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) to do so. Kuhlthau has valuable things to say about how libraries must respond to issues raised by PCP, but in the end her insights are very context-specific. Nevertheless, because the academic setting is our concern in week 3, there are useful lessons to be learned from her work.

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