In the last three decades, the development of digital technology, and not least the Internet, has affected how we communicate, make meaning, and learn, both on an individual and on societal levels. Changes in communication patterns also coincide with increased globalization, changes in production and economic conditions. What drives what is difficult to ascertain, but all factors impact the educational system and contribute to the changing conditions for teaching and learning. Teaching nowadays involves the use and incorporation of digital technologies where learning increasingly becomes a matter of student-active participation, collaboration and sharing. Moreover, students need to be able to interpret information from a diversity of sources and media, formulate questions for this content and solve problems (Binkley et al., 2012; EU, 2017; Godhe et al., 2020). This special issue aims to showcase digital approaches to communication with the help of case studies that illuminate how text, information and multimodality in the digital age shape and influence education.

Published: 2022-02-24

Texts, Information and Multimodality in the Digital Age

Anna-Lena Godhe, Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi, Linnea Stenliden

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