Digital media and learning (DML) refers to scholarship focused on understanding how digital media can spur novel ways of creating, communicating, and organizing knowledge in a variety of settings. DML research examines how student engagement with digital technologies influences various outcomes such as motivation, knowledge, and skill development, as well as how digital technologies can shape learning environments and civic and social institutions. This entry provides an overview of DML, reviews existing DML research, and discusses future directions and connections to other efforts in this area.

With the explosion of digital technologies and media content, people have access to tremendous amounts of information as well as different ways to communicate, interact with, and generate digital content. Digital tools have become pervasive in everyday life, with people ...

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