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Update 1: if you're interested in this thesis, you'll be interested in my latest work for Mozilla: the Web Literacy Map. I see this very much as a continuation of my doctoral work.

Update 2: I've written an e-book entitled The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies that explains the concepts in this thesis in a more accessible way, and adds work that I've done since completing my Ed.D. studies. Use the code gimme10 for 10% off!

Doug Belshaw's Ed.D. thesis What is 'digital literacy'? A Pragmatic investigation is available under a CC0 licence.

Welcome to Doug Belshaw's #neverendingthesis!

On Monday 3rd October 2011 I submitted my doctoral thesis to Durham University: What is 'digital literacy'? A Pragmatic investigation.

"A movie is never finished, only abandoned." (George Lucas)

Just like a movie director, I don't feel that I 'finished' my work in order to submit. Instead, there came a time when I had to draw a line under which was written 'submission date'. This wiki is a chance for me to continue working on my thesis long after it's been submitted. In the sidebar you will see links to the various chapters that make up my thesis. Depending upon when you access this wiki, the content may be very similar or completely different from the version I submitted.

I hope that my thesis will be not only an interesting material to study and compare your thoughts to mine. Although I am not a professional essay writer, I believe that my doctoral thesis could become a kind of inspiration for your future research. Anyway, I value all my readers who continue to follow my thesis writing progress.

The version I deposited in Durham University's e-theses repository is available in Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format below:

Download Doug Belshaw's Ed.D. thesis in Microsoft Word format Word (6.1MB)    Download Doug Belshaw's Ed.D. thesis in Microsoft Word format PDF (6.8MB)


My Presentations on Digital Literacies

My most up-to-date presentations can be found on my Slideshare profile