Digital and media literacy in distant teamwork environments: a research workshop

The LITME@WORK project is a four-year interdisciplinary, inter-university research project dedicated to the study of digital and media literacy in distant teamwork, funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo). It includes a triple focus on:

  • the social and discursive construction of new work competences;
  • work organization, workplace design and structural conditions for competence utilization and learning;
  • the relationship between digital uses and competences in office workers’ new work practices.


On December 19th, 2017, the LITME@WORK team organizes a research workshop for the scientific community, around the preliminary results of the project. The workshop will feature conferences by invited speakers as well as presentations by the LITME@WORK researchers.

The provisional program is below.

Workshop venue:
Center for Research in Communication,
Université catholique de Louvain,
14 Ruelle de la Lanterne Magique
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

More information and information updates can be found on the LITME@WORK Website.

Online registration is free but mandatory, for organization purposes. Please register no later than December 12th, 2017.


Provisional program

09:00 - 09:50

Registration and poster session
Posters on the LITME@WORK project and its three foci will be on display.

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome by Anne-Sophie Collard (LITME@WORK coordinator, UNamur) and François Lambotte (Head of the UCL Center for Research in Communication)

10:00 - 12:00

       Session 1:

Keynote address:
“Digital media cooperation and documentality regimes: implications for competences”

Manuel Zacklad
Professor in Information et de la Communication Sciences at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France)
Director of the Dicen-IDF Lab (Dispositifs d'Information et de Communication à l'Ere Numérique - Paris Ile de France)

LITME@WORK presentation: “Digital uses and competences in distant teamwork practices: an interpretive approach”

Valèria Ligurgo, Thibault Philippette and Pierre Fastrez (UCLouvain)
Jerry Jacques and Anne-Sophie Collard (UNamur)

Reaction of the keynote speaker to the LITME@WORK presentation


12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00

       Session 2 :

Keynote address: “Technology and Organization design”

Jos Benders
Professor II in ‘Organization Concepts’ at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management of the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim)
Guest Professor at the Centre for Sociological Research of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

LITME@WORK presentation: “Learning in virtual teams: How is work organised in virtual teams and does this facilitate learning?”

Yennef Vereycken and Monique Ramioul (KULeuven)

Reaction of the keynote speaker to the LITME@WORK presentation



Coffee break


       Session 3:

Keynote address: to be announced

LITME@WORK presentation: “Re-shaping work-related subjectivity through discourse: on the reorganization of office spaces and practices in a public administration”

Jan Zienkowski, Sabri Derinöz, Marie Dufrasne and Geoffroy Patriarche (USLB)

Reaction of the keynote speaker to the LITME@WORK presentation



Final panel discussion: Main insights of the day for the LITME@WORK project


Mardi, décembre 19, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:00