The general goal of the ADILA project is to promote the interest in the role and potential of digital media in higher education at the University of Agder. In addition, the project is an interdisciplinary initiative supporting research collaboration between different faculties and PULS in the area of digital media.
During the last 200 years we have seen many innovations in communication technologies: the expansion of the press and an increasingly diverse range of magazines, the telegraph, the telephone, radio, television, the video-recorder and several others. While many of the inventions during this time have changed our knowledge and our understanding of the world, they have had little, if any, impact on schooling and university life.
The most recent transformation in the long history of communicative revolutions is the one connected with digitization and digital technologies. This technological shift is pervasive and has penetrated most of our daily activities including how we work, enjoy ourselves and establish and maintain social contacts.
The technologies have transformed societies and concepts such as the information, network or knowledge society have been coined to capture these changes. But they have also changed organizations and the manners in which we as individuals access and make use of information.