Researching the concept of the post digital

This microcollaboration aims to introduce students to the concept of the post-digital. Students should first become digitally active themselves and reflect on their activities, decisions and thoughts. Then they should try to manage without digital tools and reflect on this as well. The collaboration will be framed by an introduction to the concept of the post-digital and selected works on relevant concepts within the research field.

The assessment asks you to form a group, minimum 3 people max 7 to investigate and critically review an area of digital activity within a defined context. This builds on your individual activity by investigating how different groups might engage with the digital. This can be an area of your choosing – education – politics – health and be related to a particular group/identity or demographic. Together your group will develop, produce and present a resource of publishable  quality in any digital format within any digital public space. Your resource will be suitably referenced with a rationale for its significance and importance that evidences critical thinking.  There will be an opportunity for feedback and review and representation before final assessment.

The collaboration can be conducted in two or three sessions. Ideally, students work together online in small groups (or even in pairs).


Subject Area(s):
Post digital

Early B.A. Early M.A. Late B.A. Late M.A. PhD

Brief Activity


Instructional time:
2 sessions

Course Kit information

Learning outcomes:
Students know the concept of the post-digital. They are more critical of their own digital embeddedness and understand how they and society have become entangled with digitality.

No assessment

Underpinning methodologies:
Post digital, self assessment

Resources required:
No special resources are needed. All digital tools should be selected by the students themselves according to accessibility.

Technology needed:

People needed:
Two mentors for the two groups of students (or more if there are more students working together)




Students self select the correct competence for this activity from DQ knowledge/ skills / attitudes.