1 Subject, Technology and Social Practice, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University2 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University3 Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University
The teaching and learning spaces at universities are in transformation. With the incorporation of electronic technologies like ipads, smart boards and electronic platforms like “moodle” new digital spaces are emerging in educational practices. These technological spaces are not only useful tools expanding human activities, they are also powerful socio-political “forms of life” (Langdon Winner) transforming fundamentally the practice of teaching and learning as well as the students’ conduct of everyday life. The paper explores the meaning of digital learning spaces at universities (especially Roskilde University) focusing on their implications for the learning processes and conduct of life of students. Based on a conceptual inclusion of the learning subjects and their conduct of everyday life into the research and a discussion of the analytical concepts of defensive versus expansive learning, the paper examines the contradictory forms of participation materialized in digital learning spaces and explores how they might relate to the development of expansive learning.