Participation, Equity and Inclusion: L2DL Digital Literacies (L2DL) Symposium

With invited presenters:

  • Carol Brochin, University of Arizona
  • Susan Herring, Indiana University  
  • Judy Kalman, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del IPN
  • Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia
  • Illona Vandergriff, San Francisco State University

Participation, a long-standing assessment category on language syllabi, has found a new conceptual life over the last few decades as digital literacies practices have become a part of everyday life and learning. This symposium  aims to contribute to discussions of the role of digital literacies in second language learning and teaching and biliteracy development,  by considering the ways in which technologically-mediated communication can enable new forms of participation and access, but also the ways in which participation in digital spaces is rarely full and equitable, but is more often than not fraught with questions of legitimacy and symbolic power.

We are currently accepting proposals for virtual presentations. See the CFP for details. Submission deadline: May 21, 2018. 

This is the third event in a biennial series that examines various roles of digital literacies in language learning; presentations and resources from the 2014 and 2016 symposia can be found on the menu bar, above.

This event is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education that supports the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL); and sponsored by the College of Humanities and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona.