Student Engagement in the Digital University challenges mainstream conceptions and assumptions about students’ engagement with digital resources in Higher Education. While engagement in online learning environments is often reduced to sets of transferable skills or typological categories, the authors propose that these experiences must be understood as embodied, socially situated, and taking place in complex networks of human and nonhuman actors. Using empirical data from a JISC-funded project on digital literacies, this book performs a sociomaterial analysis of student–technology interactions, complicating the optimistic and utopian narratives surrounding technology and education today and positing far-reaching implications for research, policy and practice.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Digital Hype, Myths and Fantasies

Chapter 3: Hidden Texts and the Digital Invisible

Chapter 4: The Trouble with Frameworks

Chapter 5: Researching Digital Engagement

Chapter 6: Entanglements with the Digital

Chapter 7: Nonhuman Actors, Materiality and Embodiment

Chapter 8: Beyond Context

Chapter 9: Fluid Assemblages and Resilience

Chapter 10: The Organisation as Assemblage

Chapter 11: The Assemblage as Lens

Chapter 12: Conclusions