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Course module: 800826-B-6
Digital Literacy
Course info
Course module800826-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSHD: Department of Culture Studies; Culture Studies;
Is part of
B Culture Studies
PM Digital Culture Studies
Minor Online Culture: Digital Media
Minor Online Culture: Global Communication
Minor Online Culture: Culture and Literature
Minor Online Culture for CIS
dr. M. Spotti
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 15/01/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020
Knowledge: after following this course the student has an insight in:
  1. The basic principles of literacy, illiteracy and e-literacy across various societal arenas
  2. The implications of the concept of voice for declaring people either literate or illiterate
  3. The drives and barriers emerging in the transition from book based literacy to screen based literacy
Skills: after following this course the student is able to:
  1. To analyse and interpret literacy ideologies
  2. To analyse and interpret literacy affordances across several means (book, pc, laptop screen, mobile phones)
  3. To critically engage with the gains and losses different literacy means hold for human beings
Character building: the student gains autonomy in singling out an area of interest in New Literacy Studies, and gains the ability to set up a small-scale qualitative research dealing with literacie
The course outlines the basic notions related to Literacy starting from the UNESCO declaration presenting literacy as one of the fundamental rights of all human beings.  
In so doing, students are introduced to literature dealing with the difference between oral and written cultures for then moving toward the basic principles of literacy and illiteracy, semi-literacy and multi-literacy.
Further, the course will pay specific attention to new online media environments and their shape and significance in today's globalised literate societies. In there, for instance, we will be spacing from the implications of digital environments for ludic literacy production like mash-ups as well as for digital environments meant for second language learning.   
The course will pay specific attention to online as well as offline literacy environments trying to answer the question of which are the gains and which are the losses in the transition phase between printed to display and phone based literacy products.
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Contact person
dr. M. Spotti
Timetable information
Digital Literacy
Required materials
Recommended materials
Lindgren, S. (2017). Digital Media & Society. SAGE
Research based paper

Final Result

Presentation & Diggit Paper

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