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Comparative Information Technology

Languages, Societies and the Internet

Zajda, Joseph, Gibbs, Donna (Eds.)

2009

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  • Examines recent research dealing with ICT, cultural identity and pedagogy
  • Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of ICT, globalization and pedagogy
  • Demonstrates ideological imperatives of techno-determinism affecting cultural identity and pedagogy
  • Provides strategic education policy analysis on recent developments in information technology and cultural identity research
  • Gives suggestions for directions in education and policy changes, relevant to democratic and empowering pedagogy in the 21st century

This volume offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). Our lives have been changed by ICTs in numerous ways and the implications for education are enormous. The ICTs have transformed the linguistic, cognitive and visual dimensions of human communication, as well as our perceptions of the self, and social identity in the global culture. They have facilitated the development of new dimensions of digital literacy, such as blogging and sms messaging. In this sense, cyberlanguage continues to evolve by borrowing and adapting familiar words, coining new expressions, and embracing particular styles.

The book provides directions in education and policy research, relevant to transformational educational reforms in the 21st century.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » E-Government - Evaluation - ICT - Internet - Wireless - communication - digital - digital literacy - e-learning - education - educational technology - literacy - mobile Learning - online - technology

Related subjects » Learning & Instruction

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Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. 1. Information Technologies and Global Learning: Introduction; Joseph Zajda, Donna Gibbs. 2. Abstract Tools and Technologies of Learning: An Evolving Partnership; David Butt et al. 3. E-Learning in Schools: Making Successful Connections Jenny Fergusson, Donna Gibbs, Maree Gosper and Robyn Philip, Macquarie University. 4. What is Needed For Global E-Learning in Higher Education Patrick McAndrew, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. 5. Mobile Learning: The Significance of New Mobile and Wireless Communications Technologies for Education Gerard Goggin, University of Queensland. 6. Connecting Schools to their Communities: The South-East Asian Experience Cher Ping Lim and Mykint Swe Khine (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). 7. Activity Systems and Digital Literacy in Adolescents, José Luis Rodríguez Illera & Mónica Kaechele, Universidad de Barcelona & Universidad Católica de Temuco. 8. Using Online Discussions: Reflections from Teaching in Teacher Education, Anne Scott & Josephine Ryan, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus. 9. Development of IT- infrastructure for Rural Connectivity: A Pro-Poor approach to e-Governance for Rural Development in India Karunamay Subuddhi (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: Mumbai). 10. The Development of Effective Evaluation Methods for E-Learning, Ellen Mandinach. Index.

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