Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research

Comparative Information Technology

Languages, Societies and the Internet

Editors: Zajda, Joseph, Gibbs, Donna (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet

    Zajda, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Abstract Tools and Technologies of Learning: An Evolving Partnership

    Butt, David (et al.)

    Pages 11-31

  • E-Learning in Schools: Making Successful Connections

    Fergusson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

  • What is Needed For Global E-Learning in Higher Education

    McAndrew, Patrick

    Pages 49-64

  • Mobile Learning: The Significance of New Mobile and Wireless Communications Technologies for Education

    Goggin, Gerard

    Pages 65-78

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8124-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Information Technology
Book Subtitle
Languages, Societies and the Internet
Editors
  • Joseph Zajda
  • Donna Gibbs
Series Title
Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9426-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9426-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9425-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8124-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
200
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