chapter
Introduction
WithJoris Vlieghe, Nancy Vansieleghem, Manuel Zahn
Pages 6

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book examines what is new about digital screen media and media education today, by zooming in on detailed examples of aesthetic practices in the media culture, and on concrete digital learning and teaching initiatives. It discusses in a detailed manner ideas of how educators can deal with particular issues that arise today. The book explores the idea that, maybe, the very meaning of education itself is transformed when we enter the era of screen-based digital media. Digital media, and screen technologies more generally, are ubiquitous and seem to have become indispensable. In much contemporary media theory, it is also a commonplace that technological and media-cultural transformations change the ways in which people experience and understand the world and communicate with one another.