Just received a call for papers for a special issue of ‘Learning, Media and Technology’ on Media Education goes Digital which will be edited by David Buckingham (Institute of Education, London) and Sara Bragg (Open University).


Digital technology has potentially far-reaching implications for media

For this special issue of Learning, Media and Technology incorporating Education, Communication and Information, we are seeking papers on the uses and potential of digital technologies for media education, at all levels from primary schools to universities.

Among other topics, we are interested in:
* teaching about computer games and the internet;
* the use of mobile technologies in media education;
* creative production in digital media;
* critical theories of digital technology and their implications for the
media curriculum;
* the relationship between media education and ICT as a school subject;
* informal learning and digital technology;
* new media, cultural capital and ‘digital divides’ in the classroom;
* youth, subjectivity and digital media.

The guest editors will consider abstracts received by 30th April 2006; and
the date for final submissions is 31st August 2006. Papers will be published in a Special Issue in mid-2007.

Please send abstracts to Trish Gladdis, clearly indicating that your submission is for the Special Issue. Email: lmteci@mmu.ac.uk