Digital Media, Culture and Education

Theorising Third Space Literacies

  • John Potter
  • Julian McDougall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 1-13
  3. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 15-36
  4. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 37-59
  5. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 61-81
  6. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 83-106
  7. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 107-138
  8. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 139-166
  9. John Potter, Julian McDougall
    Pages 167-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-205

About this book


This book provides a critical commentary on key issues around learning in the digital age in both formal and informal educational settings. The book presents research and thinking about new dynamic literacies, porous expertise, digital making/coding/remixing, curation, storying in digital media, open learning, the networked educator and a number of related topics; it further addresses and develops the notion of a ‘third space literacies’ in contexts for learning. The book takes as its starting point the idea that an emphasis on technology and media, as part of material culture and lived experience, is much needed in the discussion of education, along with a criticality which is too often absent in the discourse around technology and learning. It constructs a narrative thread and a critical synthesis from a sociocultural account of the memes and stereotypical positions around learning, media and technology in the digital age, and will be of great interest to academics interested in the mechanics of learning and the effects of technology on the education experience. It closes with a conversation as a reflexive ‘afterword’ featuring discussion of the key issues with, amongst others, Neil Selwyn and Cathy Burnett.


technology instruction university sociology digital learning

Authors and affiliations

  • John Potter
    • 1
  • Julian McDougall
    • 2
  1. 1.UCL Knowledge LabUniversity College London Institute of EducationLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Bournemouth Media SchoolBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55314-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55315-7
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