Digital Content Creation

Perceptions, Practices and Perspectives

by Kirsten Drotner (Volume editor) Kim Christian Schrøder (Volume editor)
©2010 Textbook XII, 323 Pages


The formative role played by digital communication in knowledge-based societies is widely acknowledged. Not least, young people’s rapid adoption of a variety of social software applications serves to challenge existing forms of communication for learning, since these innovations allow and assume users’ own creation, sharing, and editing of content. This volume presents advanced research on digital content creation, its socio-cultural contexts, and educational consequences. In the midst of ubiquitous commercial hype about digital innovation, as well as policy concerns, the volume offers the sobering perspectives of theory-driven empirical research, in order to examine the complexities, highlight the nuances, and illuminate the pedagogical affordances of creative digital contents. This book brings together the work of an international group of scholars from a range of disciplines including media and ICT studies, education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies.


XII, 323
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
informal learning collaborative learning web 2.0 Digital communication digital literacy digital innovation digital creativity social network sites participatory culture social media participatory media
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XII, 323 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Kirsten Drotner (Volume editor) Kim Christian Schrøder (Volume editor)

Kirsten Drotner is Professor of Media Studies at the Institute of Literature, Culture, & Media Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and founding director of DREAM (Danish Research Centre on Education and Advanced Media Materials). Kim Christian Schrøder is Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication, Business, and Information Technologies at Roskilde University, Denmark, and Division Chair for the COST project Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies.


Title: Digital Content Creation