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Perspectives on Education in the Digital Age


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The process of digitalization is leading to a fundamental social change affecting all spheres of social life. With this, one has to be aware that digitalization is inevitable but, at the same, a social product. This means that digitalization and media change generally does not occur like a force of nature. It is a cultural manifestation and has to be discussed as such. The social dimension of digitization has ambivalent effects. Thus, digitalization provides the communicative basis for decentralism and pluralism. Simultaneously, the question of self-determination in times of data tracking is a central point of criticism. All these societal effects of digitalization also affect the educational field. There is a need for re-structuring key concepts such as learning, teaching, and education that considers socio-economic and cultural changes in the pedagogical field.

In the context of an increasingly differentiated society, aspects like diversity and emancipation via and within education in the digital age are central aspects for a proper understanding of digital-based teaching and learning in theory and practice.

To develop such digital-based teaching and learning in theory and practice, contemporary media education and e-learning research face the challenge of opening up to a transdisciplinary dialogue with other scientific disciplines. Such a dialogue makes it possible to address and discuss education's complexity in the digital age drawing knowledge and research results from different fields. The Series provides a forum for such a dialogue, for discussions and a critical, integrative analysis of social transformations in the digital age, drawn from different fields such as the humanities, social sciences, and economics. The Series aims to analyze the implications of cultural change on education in the digital age by bringing together transdisciplinary dialogue and different theoretical approaches.

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Nordic Childhoods in the Digital Age Insights into Contemporary Research on Communication, Learning and Education

Nordic Childhoods in the Digital Age: Insights into Contemporary Research on Communication, Learning and Education

1st Edition

Edited By Kristiina Kumpulainen, Anu Kajamaa, Ola Erstad, Åsa Mäkitalo, Kirsten Drotner, Sólveig Jakobsdóttir
July 05, 2022

This book adds to the international research literature on contemporary Nordic childhoods in the context of fast-evolving technologies. It draws on the workshop program of the Nordic Research Network on Digital Childhoods funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities ...

Digital Learning in Motion From Book Culture to the Digital Age

Digital Learning in Motion: From Book Culture to the Digital Age

1st Edition

By David Kergel
May 30, 2022

Digital Learning in Motion provides a theoretical analysis of learning and related learning media in society. The book explores how changing media affects learning environments, which changes the learning itself, showing that learning is always in motion. This book expounds upon the concept of ...

Smart Campus E-Readiness A Framework for Cyberspace Learning Strategic Management

Smart Campus E-Readiness: A Framework for Cyberspace Learning Strategic Management

1st Edition

By Sayed Hadi Sadeghi
April 19, 2022

This book discusses the concept of the smart campus and e-learning practice in tertiary education, showing the relevance of the smart campus to the current learning environment. It provides a pedagogical framework for good practice in smart university campuses. The book outlines the ...

Bildung in the Digital Age Exploring Bildung through Digital Media in Education

Bildung in the Digital Age: Exploring Bildung through Digital Media in Education

1st Edition

Edited By David Kergel, Michael Paulsen, Jesper Garsdal, Birte Heidkamp-Kergel
February 07, 2022

Bildung in the Digital Age explores the challenges and potentials of digitalization for educational theory and practice and identifies how the pedagogical concept of Bildung can be used to meet these demands. Discussing the educational landscape of a pandemic and post-pandemic world, the book ...

Foreign Language Learning in the Digital Age Theory and Pedagogy for Developing Literacies

Foreign Language Learning in the Digital Age: Theory and Pedagogy for Developing Literacies

1st Edition

Edited By Christiane Lütge
January 31, 2022

Foreign Language Learning in the Digital Age addresses the growing significance of diversifying media in contemporary society and expands on current discourses that have formulated media and a multitude of literacies as integral objectives in 21st-century education. The book engages with ...

Pedagogies of Digital Learning in Higher Education

Pedagogies of Digital Learning in Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited By Linda Daniela
June 25, 2020

Pedagogies of Digital Learning in Higher Education explores topical issues in education and pedagogy related to the learning process in a technology and media-enriched environment. With a range of international contributions, it opens discussions on the development of the educational science sector...

New Perspectives on Virtual and Augmented Reality Finding New Ways to Teach in a Transformed Learning Environment

New Perspectives on Virtual and Augmented Reality: Finding New Ways to Teach in a Transformed Learning Environment

1st Edition

Edited By Linda Daniela
June 22, 2020

New Perspectives on Virtual and Augmented Reality discusses the possibilities of using virtual and augmented reality in the role of innovative pedagogy, where there is an urgent need to find ways to teach and support learning in a transformed learning environment. Technology creates opportunities ...

Epistemological Approaches to Digital Learning in Educational Contexts

Epistemological Approaches to Digital Learning in Educational Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Linda Daniela
May 05, 2020

Epistemological Approaches to Digital Learning in Educational Contexts is dedicated to topical issues in school education and pedagogical science related to the learning process in a technology and media enriched environment. It opens up discussions on the development of the educational science ...

Communication and Learning in an Age of Digital Transformation

Communication and Learning in an Age of Digital Transformation

1st Edition

Edited By David Kergel, Birte Heidkamp-Kergel, Ronald C. Arnett, Susan Mancino
April 15, 2020

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 ...

The Hidden Curriculum of Online Learning Understanding Social Justice through Critical Pedagogy

The Hidden Curriculum of Online Learning: Understanding Social Justice through Critical Pedagogy

1st Edition

By Murat Öztok
August 12, 2019

Challenging the current understandings of equity and social justice in the field of online education, The Hidden Curriculum of Online Learning analyses how cultural hegemony creates unfair learning experiences through cultural differences. It argues that such inequitable learning experiences are ...

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