1st Edition

Communication and Learning in an Age of Digital Transformation

    244 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Communication and Learning in an Age of Digital Transformation provides cross-disciplinary perspectives on digitization as social transformation and its impact on communication and learning. This work presents openness within its interpretation of the digital and its impact on learning and communication, acknowledging historical contexts and contemporary implications emerging from discourse on digitization.

    The book presents a triangulation of different research perspectives. These perspectives, which range from digital resistance parks and cyber-religious questions to cultural-scientific media-theoretical reflections, point to the performative openness of the analysis. The book represents an interdisciplinary approach and opens a space for understanding the social complexity of digital transformations in teaching and learning.

    This book will be of great interest to academics, post graduate students and researchers in the field of digital learning, communication and education research.

    I Introduction to Learning in an Age of Digital Transformation


    Bateson’s Dialogic Pragmatics: The Relational Nature of Learning and Knowledge

    Ronald C. Arnett

    Communication Transformations throughout the History of the World’s Fairs

    Susan Mancino

    Digital Transformation of Communication and Learning—A Heuristic Overview

    David Kergel and Birte Heidkamp-Kergel

    II Communication in an Age of Digital Transformation

    Neodialectic: Media and Resistances in the Digital Age

    Arkaitz Letamendia

    Technesis and Life Writing. On Discourse and (Digital) Technology.

    Tadeusz Rachwal

    Dark Waters Beneath the Digital Surface

    Patrik Kjærsdam Telléus

    Inhabiting the Digital: Habituating Humanness into Digital Ecologies

    Anthony M. Wachs

    Religions and Communication: Digital Transformations

    Andrea Catellani

    III Learning in an Age of Digital Transformation

    Communication and Control. Scenarios of Digital Learning.

    Anke Redecker

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly—How Different Teachers Will Construe Digitalization Differently

    Michael Paulsen

    Consumption and Communication: Digital Learning in Liquid Modernity

    Rüdiger Wild

    New Communication – New Learning: The Transformation of Higher Education by Mobile Learning

    Claudia de Witt and Christina Gloerfeld

    Perspectives on Digitization of German Higher Education

    David Kergel and Birte Heidkamp-Kergel

    Nothing to See? How to Address Algorithms and Their Impact on the Perception of the World.

    Dan Verständig

    IV Conclusion


    David Kergel is Research Associate at the University of Siegen, Germany.

    Birte Heidkamp-Kergel is the coordinator of the E-Learning Centre at the University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

    Ronald C. Arnett is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Patricia Doherty Yoder and Ronald Wolfe Endowed Chair in Communication Ethics at Duquesne University, United States.

    Susan Mancino is Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s College, United States.