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Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship
Friday, 19 October 2012
Digital Media and Learner Identity - book by John PotterA new book by John Potter, published by Palgrave Macmillan, looks at identities of young people formed and influenced by digital media, and the implications for teaching and learning. 

Many studies of digital education focus on technology rather than on the learners or on what they make and do with the devices they use every day. This book takes a different path, putting the learners and their lives at the heart of the narrative. Through an in-depth account of media production activities by younger learners it shows their motivations and dispositions in storying their identity in short video pieces. It suggests that their authoring and editing practices are examples of the new curatorship: the representation through life of identity and affiliation in digital media. It considers the implications of this for teaching and learning in the years to come and concludes with a manifesto for a future media education.  

John Potter
John Potter is a Senior Lecturer in Education and New Media in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 

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