News & Events

November 5, 2019
Dr. Kumpulainen’s PowerPoint slides from the event can be found here: Kumpulainen (2019) Children’s digital literacy practices   The DLC roundtable session with Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen took place on November 13th between 12-1 pm. For this event, we invited the attendees to read her recent publication for the discussion. Kumpulainen, P. K., & Gillen, J. […]

October 22, 2018
A special issue of the open access journal, Language and Literacy, emanated from this unique, jointly-sponsored conference held at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Education in  spring 2016 that brought together international scholars, Canadian scholars, and local community educators to address issues of (in)equities of digital literacies in homes, schools, and communities locally […]

November 8, 2017
What challenges does the new digital age pose for educators across different contexts? How can we harness the potential of the digital to capture and sustain our students’ diminishing attention spans? Three experts of the Digital Literacy Centre sit down with Dr. Hafner to try and answer these and other questions from the audience.

March 2, 2017
The LLED Graduate Research Conference is a biennial student-led conference. The conference is designed to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain conference experience, to share their work and also receive useful feedback from peers/conference participants.

November 18, 2016
Equity in Digital Literacies: Access, Ethics & Engagement conference took place on May, 2016. This page is an archive of Keynote presentation videos. For a special themed issue of articles based on this conference, see:  

May 6, 2016
These keynotes are part of a two-day closed conference. Funded by SSHRC, UBC SPARC, the Department of Language and Literacy Education, and LLED’s Digital Literacy Centre. Organized by Theresa Rogers, Jim Anderson, Ron Darvin (UBC) and Suzanne Smythe (SFU).

November 9, 2015
Developing young people’s critical web literacy is of utmost significance, especially at a time when there is such ease of accessibility to the Internet. Because of this, some scholars and most curricular documents urge educators to teach young people to be critical navigators and consumers of the web.

October 24, 2015
How is digital media transforming language? The poet-programmer Jim Andrews has been navigating the frontiers of digital literacy since 1996. His site is well-known in the international circles of electronic literature as an innovative centre of interactive, multimedia poetry, essays on language and technology, and generative art.

July 28, 2015
Located in girlhood studies as a discipline and with reference to Girlhood Studies, the journal, this presentation seeks to deepen an understanding of the relationship between new literacies and age-old issues related to how the voice of girls and young women has long been silenced collectively and individually.

June 11, 2015
DLC Talks Lecture by David Pearson, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley Monday, June 15. time: Noon – 1:00pm At DLC: Ponderosa F 103

May 11, 2015
This colloquium gathers together researchers, teachers, non-profit agencies and community members to discuss how the digital inequalities of access and use in the Lower Mainland impinge on people’s daily lives, their access to services, knowledge, resources, and ultimately on their social and educational trajectories.

March 16, 2015
DLC Talks Lecture by Allan Luke and Claire Robson Friday, June 5, time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. At DLC: Ponderosa F 103

March 5, 2015
Incoming event: Lecture by John Willinsky Friday, April 24, time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. At DLC: Ponderosa F 103