Like with the emergence of oral language and the invention of writing, printing, and electronic media, today digital media entail a revolution of society. In our present time we are living through the incunabula of a digital revolution. This means that many things in society find new forms, and we must find new ways of doing things, because our media milieu has changed. Also in schools many things are changing; the classroom is no longer a closed room where interaction is isolated from the external world. Thousands of parallel interaction systems are intermingling within the social situations in classrooms, and many problems arise because of missing adequate norms. Students can now access knowledge in the Internet’s thousands of databases and wikis. The upshot is that the old teacher authority and traditional social norms for guiding teaching can no longer help outline efficient behavior in the classrooms. On this basis, we present the action research project Socio Media Education, which tries to develop new ways of teaching that feed to the new media environment.
The aim of the paper is, on an early stage, to report about the challenge of the new social media and how the project tries to find solutions and the philosophy behind these solutions.