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

With invited presentations:

Carol Brochin, University of Arizona
Crossing Linguistic Borders and Gendered Binaries: Stories of (In)Equity and Inclusion in Bilingual, Queer Communities 

Susan Herring, Indiana University
Ideology, Power, and Social Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication: A Gender Retrospective

Judy Kalman, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del IPN
Digital Arrangements: The Appropriation of Information, Communication, and Design Technologies in a Marginalized Community in Mexico City

Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia
Storybooks Canada and Global Storybooks: Promoting Children’s Multilingual Literacy in an Unequal Digital World

Illona Vandergriff, San Francisco State University
L2 Identity and Equitable Participation in Digital Social Spaces

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. Extended Submission deadline: June 18th, 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.