Factors enhancing learning possibilities in digital workshops

  • Christian Kobbernagel Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies Roskilde University
Keywords: dialogic communication, art learning, young people, media use, digital workshop, structural equation model


This article presents a study of processes supporting student learning possibilities in digital workshops planned and held at art museums in Denmark. The investigation aims to provide insights into factors enhancing learning possibilities, including the educator’s dialogic performance, experiences of art, and perceived qualities of digital content creation processes in art museum education workshops. To address the research question of what conditional and processual factors can be said to support learning possibilities, a model was developed on the basis of fieldwork and theories of media education, art pedagogy and motivation. The model was then analyzed using structural equation modelling (SEM) on data collected (N= 502) after workshops in two museums. The results suggest that the dialogic performance of museum educators, a positive art experience and positive perceptions of working with digital media are factors that strongly support student participation and reflection – although to various degrees. The findings also show that, in cases in which students are disinterested and see little value in participating during the workshop, this amotivation is likely to be lower when their art experiences and their perceptions of the media production process are positive. 

How to Cite
Kobbernagel, C. (2014). Factors enhancing learning possibilities in digital workshops. MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 30(56), 21 p. https://doi.org/10.7146/mediekultur.v30i56.9762
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