Learning at the digital frontier: a review of digital literacies in theory and practice


Allison Littlejohn, Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA, UK. Email: allison.littlejohn@gcal.ac.uk


This paper describes a literature review, institutional audit and analysis of practice in the area of digital literacy provision, based on research across the UK Higher Education sector. It concludes that institutions need to place greater value on ‘literacies of the digital’, and better prepare their students and their own organizational processes to thrive in an age of digital knowledge practices. It extends the debate about individual entitlement and provision to ask whether digital literacy offers an opportunity for the academy to redefine its relationship to knowledge in society.