Digital Content Creation: Perceptions, Practices and Perspectives

Hardcover (Print)
Not Available on


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433106965
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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 in the Department of Communication, Business, and Information Technologies at Roskilde University, Denmark, and Division Chair for the COST project Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Introduction: Digital Content Creation: Perceptions, Practices, and Perspectives Kim Christian Schrøder Schrøder, Kim Christian 1

I Digital Content Creation: Creative Processes and Textual Reappropriations

1 Designing for Collaborative Crossmedia Creation Jonas Lowgren Lowgren, Jonas 15

2 Wiki as Semiospheric Text: Students' Meaning-Making Practices as Authors and Consumers of Digital Ttexts Wilma Clark Clark, Wilma 37

3 Content in Motion: Remixing and Learning with Digital Mmedia Ola Erstad Erstad, Ola 57

4 Developing Crossmedia and Interactivity for Edutainment: Conclusions Drawn from "The Space Trainees" Project Annika Wiklund-Engblom Wiklund-Engblom, Annika 75

II Competence Formation through Digital Content Creation: Personal Voice or Commercial Coercion?

5 Where Money and Meanings Meet: Theorizing the Emergence of New Values in Media and Education John Hartley Hartley, John 91

6 Media Production and the Problem of Consumption Becky Herr-Stephenson 109

7 Creating a Digital Self: Impression Management and Impression Formation on Social Network Sites Nicole C. Kramer Kramer, Nicole C. 129

III Institutional Ramifications of Digital Content Creation for Learning

8 Digital Creativity: Editing versus Cheating and How You Learn the Difference Angela McFarlane McFarlane, Angela 149

9 Chat Interaction in Public and Commercial Domains Anette Grønning Grønning, Anette 167

10 Learning Space(s) Jenny Weight Weight, Jenny 187

IV Studying Digital Content Creation: New Methodological Challenges

11 Negotiating Perspective in Social Video Environments Mike Sharples Sharples, Mike 211

12 Design Strategies for Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Platforms Daniel Spikol Spikol, Daniel 227

13 Digitally Mapping a Rhizome: Making Sense of Digital Content Creation Processes Jarkko Myllari Myllari, Jarkko 249

V Perspectives for Media Education in the Age of Digital Content Creation

14 Empowerment: The Real Challenge of Digital Iinclusion Norbert Wildermuth Wildermuth, Norbert 267

15 Do We Really Need Media Education 2.0? Teaching in the Age of Participatory Media David Buckingham Buckingham, David 287

Contributors 305

Index 311

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)