Wednesday, 18 February 2015

FW: The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age


Title: The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age

Day: 13th May 2015

Time: 10:00am to 16:00

Location: Preston City Campus, PR1 2HE


Professor James Paul Gee will be visiting the University of Central Lancashire as part of its Distinguished Speaker Programme between 11-13th May 2015. A symposium will take place on 13th May which will be of interest to teachers and researchers working in discourse analysis, applied linguistics, situated learning, literacy studies, game-based learning and computer-assisted learning in general.


Speakers include:

Professor James Paul Gee (Arizona State University)

Professor Norman Fairclough (Lancaster University)

Professor Cathy Burnett (Sheffield Hallam University)

Associate Professor Steve Wheeler (Plymouth University)


Abstracts are being accepted for 20-minute paper presentations (ca. 250 words) to be sent by 20th March to Dr Michael Thomas ( stating your name, position and institution.


The event is free for participants but prior registration via the organiser is required for all audience members (


Travel information to the university is provided here:




Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D. FHEA FRSA
Reader and Associate Professor in Digital Education and Learning

University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 1772 893148
Skype: mthomas69

Project Coordinator/Principal Investigator:
EU FP7 CAMELOT Project (2013-2015)
Faculty Affiliate:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University (2013-2014)
Series Editor:
Digital Education & Learning (Palgrave)
Series Editor
Advances in Digital Language Learning & Teaching (Bloomsbury)


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