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Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media

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The evolution of digital media has enhanced global perspectives in all facets of communication, greatly increasing the range, scope, and accessibility of shared information. Due to the tremendously broad-reaching influence of digital media, its impact on learning, behavior, and social interaction has become a widely discussed topic of study, synthesizing the research of academic scholars, community educators, and developers of civic programs. The Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media is an authoritative reference source for recent developments in the dynamic field of digital media. This timely publication provides an overview of technological developments in digital media and their myriad applications to literacy, education, and social settings. With its extensive coverage of issues related to digital media use, this handbook is an essential aid for students, instructors, school administrators, and education policymakers who hope to increase and optimize classroom incorporation of digital media. This innovative publication features current empirical studies and theoretical frameworks addressing a variety of topics including chapters on instant messaging, podcasts, video sharing, cell phone and tablet applications, e-discussion lists, e-zines, e-books, e-textiles, virtual worlds, social networking, cyberbullying, and the ethical issues associated with these new technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  8. Preface
    1. CRAFTING REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF DIGITAL MEDIA
    2. REFERENCES
  9. Section 1: Overview of Digital Media in Society
    1. Chapter 1: What Does Digital Media Allow Us to “Do” to One Another?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD
      5. GAPS IN THE RESEARCH
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE AND POLICY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Moving beyond the Basics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      3. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES
      4. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Digital Media and Cosmopolitan Critical Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COSMOPOLITAN CRITICAL LITERACY
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: It Is Real Colouring?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD
      5. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The Irrevocable Alteration of Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPACT OF DIGITAL MEDIA ON COMMUNICATION
      4. CURRENT ISSUES
      5. METHODOLOGICAL GAPS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FINAL THOUGHTS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: New Visual Literacies and Competencies for Education and the Workplace
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES
      4. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY
      5. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Libraries and Digital Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL MEDIA
      4. OPEN ACCESS / DIGITAL REPOSITORIES
      5. DIGITAL DIVIDE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Economic Impact of Digital Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS A SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH?
      4. DIGITAL DIVIDE
      5. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES?
      6. WHAT ARE THE GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH?
      7. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY?
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 9: Digital Media Affecting Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT ISSUES
      5. IMPLICATIONS, POLICY AND PRACTICE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: New Digital Media Practices and Implications for Education, Society, Politics, and Economics
    1. Chapter 10: Video Game Making and Modding
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KEY LITERATURE ON VIDEO GAME MAKING AND MODDING
      4. KEY ISSUES
      5. GAPS IN THE LITERATURE AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: A Review of E-Textiles in Education and Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: E-TEXTILES IN PRACTICE
      4. WHAT ARE THE GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH?
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Virtual Worlds and Online Videogames for Children and Young People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. WHAT IS A SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH?
      3. 2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES?
      4. 3. WHAT ARE THE GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH?
      5. 4. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY?
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 13: Digital Storytelling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 14: Use of Apps and Devices for Fostering Mobile Learning of Literacy Practices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      3. THE INCREASED FOCUS ON MOBILE LEARNING
      4. FEATURES OF MOBILE DEVICES ENHANCING M-LEARNING
      5. USE OF APPS AND DEVICES TO SUPPORT LITERACY PRACTICES
      6. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES?
      7. HOW DESIGN OF CLASSROOM SPACES INFLUENCES DESIGN OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
      8. WHAT ARE THE GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH?
      9. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY?
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 15: Deviously Deviant
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD
      5. GAPS IN EXTANT RESEARCH AND POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE ECONOMICS, AND POLICY
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTE
    7. Chapter 16: Children and Youth Making Digital Media for the Social Good
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. CURRENT ISSUES RAISED BY THESE STUDIES
      5. CASE STUDIES
      6. GAPS IN THE RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 17: The Appification of Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SUCCINCT REVIEW OF RESEARCH: THE FUTURE OF LITERACY IN AN APP-CENTERED WORLD
      3. SOME BROAD CATEGORIES OF APPS
      4. CURRENT ISSUES RAISED BY STUDIES: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE AFFORDANCES OF THE APPIFICATION OF LITERACY
      5. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH: THE APPS GENERATION IN THE INSTITUTION OF THE SCHOOL
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 18: New and Strange Sorts of Texts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. WHAT IS A SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH?
      3. ONGOING STAGES OF INVENTION AND AUTHENTICATION
      4. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES?
      5. WHAT ARE THE GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH?
      6. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY?
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 19: Collaborative Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT ISSUES RAISED IN THE FIELD
      5. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE AND POLICY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. Chapter 20: Instant Messaging and Texting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INSTANT MESSAGING AND TEXTING
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. A BRIEF HISTORY
      5. A THEORETICAL FRAMING OF TERMS
      6. DOES IT MATTER WHETHER PEOPLE USE INSTANT MESSAGING AND TEXTING?
      7. WHO USES INSTANT MESSAGING AND TEXTING
      8. WHY PEOPLE USE INSTANT MESSAGING AND TEXTING
      9. CONVENTIONS OF USE
      10. INSTANT MESSAGING, TEXTING, AND THE TENDENCY TO MULTITASK
      11. EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF INSTANT MESSAGING AND TEXTING
      12. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES?
      13. WHAT ARE THE GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH?
      14. WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY?
      15. CONCLUSION
      16. REFERENCES
      17. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Issues Associated with Digital Media
    1. Chapter 21: Cyberbullying and Internet Safety
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD
      5. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 22: Diversification and Nuanced Inequities in Digital Media Use in the United States
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. WHAT IS THE SUCCINCT OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH?
      3. CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD RAISED BY THESE STUDIES
      4. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (GLOBAL AND LOCAL), SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 23: The Role of Mobile Learning in Promoting Literacy and Human Rights for Women and Girls
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OVERVIEW OF CURRENT RESEARCH
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 24: Social Media for Promoting Grassroots Political Movements and Social Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT ISSUES OF SOCIAL MEDIA USE FOR SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS/IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL PRACTICE, AND POLICY
      6. GAPS IN EXISTING RESEARCH
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH AREAS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 25: Social Media and Gender Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL MEDIA AND GENDER
      5. EXEMPLARS: FACEBOOK, BLOGS, GAMING
      6. GAPS IN THE EXTANT RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors