For rural areas, which are increasingly equipped with digital infrastructure, the digital transformation provides a wide range of opportunities. In particular, empowering digital and hybrid educational and learning environments can make a decisive contribution to rural regions that are threatened by youth outmigration and demographic change. Thus, in our projects, we explore the potential of digitalisation for non-formal and informal learning and education. Moreover, we take a look at the opportunities provided by the participatory development of educational and cultural landscapes. We identify, systematize and analyse “good practice” for education and participatory regional development in the post-digital age. Special consideration is given to the issues of voluntary engagement and attachment to rural areas and to the associated beliefs.
Birnbaum, L., Sonnert, G., Chen, C., Sadler, P.M., & Kröner, S. (2022). Intervening opportunities between home and college: Students’ geographic mobility by college type. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2022.2064372
Birnbaum, L., Wilhelm, C., Chilla, T., & Kröner, S. (2021). Place attachment and digitalisation in rural regions. Journal of Rural Studies. 87(7), 189-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.09.015 (open access)
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