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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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ITIA33 New Literacies (Set Book Exam) 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
Information Studies and Interactive Media
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012

General description

The course presents theories and viewpoints on the new literacies that are needed when interactive media is used in communication, content creation and co-operation.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course a student is expected to be able to:

- recognize phenomena connected to new literacies
- understand the technological and social drivers of new litearcies
- identify theories on new litearcies
- describe the needs for new literacies in everyday contexts


The concept and phenomena of new litearcies, the technological and social changes connected to new literacies, new literacies in education, literacy and informal learning, critical literacy, new literacies and information society initiatives and campaigns.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

  • Knobel & Lankshear, A New Literacies Sampler. Peter Lang. 2007.
  • Gee, Good Video Games and Good Learning: Collected Essays on Video Games, Learning and Literacy. Peter Lang. 2007.

AND one (1) of the following:

  • Barton & Cummings (eds.), Wiki Writing. Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom. University of Michigan. 2008.
  • Suoranta & Vadén, Wikiworld. Pluto Press. 2010.

Belongs to following study modules

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