Titel: Comparative Information Technology
Languages, Societies and the Internet.
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009.
Herausgegeben von Donna Gibbs, Joseph Zajda
31. März 2011 - kartoniert - 188 Seiten
Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet, which is the fourth volume in the 12-volume series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. One of the most signification dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). Our lives have been changed by this in numerous ways and the implications for education are en- mous. The ICTs have transformed the linguistic, cognitive and visual dim- sions of human communication, as well as our perceptions of the self, and social identity in the global culture. The ICTs 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 (Gibbs & Krause, 2006, 2007). However, information technology can be both empowering and disempowering. Individuals use the Internet, notebooks, and their BlackBerries and communicate via email. If clothing is an extension of one's skin, then the ICT has become an extension of our bodies. In a globalised world, linked through the Internet, a n- formed identity can lead to a multiplicity of identities, some contradictory to each other, and some taking place primarily in the virtual communities of cyberspace.
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.