Digital Literacy Centre

Summer Institute

Digital Literacy Summer Institute
2 – 24 July 2009
Location: The Digital Literacy Centre, Ponderosa F 103, UBC Campus

The Digital Literacy Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to contemplate issues related to how digital media influence learning and knowing, with a particular focus on questions having to do with language, literacy, and literature. The institute includes a number of separate, but related activities: graduate courses, public lectures, workshops for members of the Department of Language and Literacy Education, and workshops for practicing teachers. These events will occur at various times from 2 July to 24 July (see below).


* 9:00 am – 9:45 am, 6 -17 July
Creative Commons over Coffee

Come see the Digital Literacy Centre and chat informally with faculty, staff, and students. All members of the Department of Language and Literacy Education (faculty, staff, and students) and participants in the Digital Literacy Summer Institute are welcome.
6-17 July, M-F, 9:00 – 9:45 am, Ponderosa F103

* 10:00 am-1:00 pm — Graduate Seminar Offerings

1. Popular Culture and Digital Media
Dr. Michael Eberle-Sinatra
LLED 565A (3cr), 951, 2-17 July, 10:00-1:00 (note unusual scheduling)
Course Abstract

2. Developments in Access to Knowledge and Scholarly Communication
Dr. John Willinsky
LLED 565B (3cr), 6-24 July, 10:30-1:00
Course Abstract

* Public Lectures, 6, 8 & 9 July

1. Monday, 6 July, 2009, 1:30 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture
Humanities Visualization for Teaching and Research: Affordance and Prospect
Dr. Stan Ruecker
Digital Literacy Centre, Ponderosa F103, UBC Vancouver Campus
(See also related workshops on 7 and 8 July, below.)

2. Wednesday, 8 July, 7:30 pm
PKP Conference Opening Address
What’s So Special About Learning? The Intellectual Property Argument
Dr. John Willinsky
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, Room TBA
For more information about this lecture and the PKP Conference:

3. Thursday, 9 July, 2009, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Summer Scholar Public Lecture
Popular Culture, Parody and Humor and the Digital World
Dr. Michael Eberle-Sinatra
Room: Scarfe 310, UBC Vancouver Campus

* Digital Applications for Knowledge Visualization 2-Day Workshop Series, 7-8 July

7-8 July, 1:30-3:30, Digital Literacy Centre (Ponderosa F103)
Dr. Teresa Dobson and Dr. Stan Ruecker
These hands-on workshops extend from Dr. Stan Ruecker’s lecture, above.

* Social Media workshops for English Language Arts Educators, 20-24 July

20-24 July, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Ponderosa F 103, UBC Main Vancouver Campus
[Workshop series overview and registration information]