The digitization of sound and image have made it possible for youth to take the step from being consumers to be important contributors in the new online sharing culture. Tablets and mobiles with camera has created a low threshold for multimodal text production, also in school where students increasingly bring their own digital technology (BringYourOwnDevice.)
In this keynote lecture Gilje discusses how students are using digital technology to work with and “redesign” knowledge in mathematics, social studies, English and Norwegian – on a wide range of topics from algebra to Ibsen.
On the basis of empirical work in the three research projects Ark & App (2012-2015), Knowledge in Motion (2013-2016) and Learning Lives (2010-2013) he raises two basic questions:
What impact does digital redesign make for school knowledge practices?
And what kind of relationship is it between the work with multimodal texts and the engagement and learning outcomes in school?