Digital literacy

What the Suez Blockage can teach us about digital literacy

Article
Simon Moser
14/06/2021
8 minutes to read

The 2021 Suez Blockage may have been a disaster for global trade, yet it also provides for a splendid case study of digital literacies. This article analyzes how online groups implement their own literacies into memes related to the event.

Digital literacy problem of homelessness in pandemic

Digital exclusion of the homeless in America: COVID-19's impact

Article
Leonie Milder
21/06/2021
11 minutes to read

Many homeless people in the U.S. could not receive their stimulus checks due to COVID-19 restrictions, such as the closing of public spaces with internet access. How can they be digitally included in the midst of a pandemic?

Conlang: Fictional Languages and Online Communities

Article
Beau Swierstra
15/10/2020
12 minutes to read

Conlangs are getting more popular, especially because of the popularity of series like Game of Thrones. In shows, constructed languages are an important factor to create a storyworld. But fans speak conlangs also in reallife communities.

Looking for Wifi

Article
Sjaak Kroon
07/11/2016
2 minutes to read

The example of Timor-Leste shows that literacy research cannot escape investigating new digital literacy sites. In Dili a shopping mall with Wifi access is the place to be for those who want to engage in online literacy.