Communities and Technologies 2005

Author: Peter van den Besselaar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402035906
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book includes 23 papers dealing with the impact of modern information and communication technologies that support a wide variety of communities: local communities, virtual communities, and communities of practice, such as knowledge communities and scientific communities. The volume is the result of the second multidisciplinary "Communities and Technologies Conference", a major event in this emerging research field. The various chapters discuss how communities are affected by technologies, and how understanding of the way that communities function can be used in improving information systems design. This state of the art overview will be of interest to computer and information scientists, social scientists and practitioners alike.

Communities and Technologies 2007

Author: Charles Steinfield
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846289057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book covers the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and communities – both physical and virtual. Community technology applications are studied in many contexts. The book demonstrates the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of evolving communities and technologies scholarship.

Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies

Author: Dasgupta, Subhasish
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591407974
Format: PDF
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"This encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies provides a much needed integrated overview of all the critical concepts, technologies and issues in the area of virtual communities"--Provided by publisher.

Education Technology

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788126741
Format: PDF, ePub
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Includes: schooling and learning in an information society (the 3 great codes and the creation of human culture); learning and teaching in 2004: the BIG DIG; the future of teaching; year 2005: using technology to build communities of understanding; and public school teachers using machines in the next decade (spread of computers in schools: confusion over access, use, and innovation). Also: is there a Federal role? will promising visions become a reality? key issues for future visions of educational technology; technology and school reform: setting the context, and more.

Community Media

Author: Kevin Howley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443395
Format: PDF
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While transnational conglomerates consolidate their control of the global mediascape, local communities struggle to create democratic media systems. This groundbreaking study of community media, first published in 2005, combines original research with comparative and theoretical analysis in an engaging and accessible style. Kevin Howley explores the different ways in which local communities come to make use of various technologies such as radio, television, print and computer networks for purposes of community communication and considers the ways these technologies shape, and are shaped by, the everyday lived experience of local populations. He also addresses broader theoretical and philosophical issues surrounding the relationship between communication and community, media systems and the public sphere. Case studies illustrate the pivotal role community media play in promoting cultural production and communicative democracy within and between local communities. This book will make a significant contribution to existing scholarship in media and cultural studies on alternative, participatory and community-based media.

Cross Currents Cultures Communities Technologies

Author: Kris Blair
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1413014747
Format: PDF, ePub
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CROSSCURRENTS: CULTURES, COMMUNITIES, TECHNOLOGIES is a combined print and online text/webtext designed to provide readings and activities that allow students not only to critically examine mass culture and the media that circulates it but also to engage rhetorically with electronic communication, presentation, and web-authoring and digital imaging technologies. CROSSCURRENTS is available as a full-color printed text and as an electronic text with additional links to YouTube and websites chosen by the authors to extend the conversation and learning experience. CROSSCURRENTS represents the first in a new generation of texts that doesn't make instructors choose between teaching traditional rhetorical concerns and helping students develop as writers and readers of electronic media. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kin Gene Community

Author: Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845458362
Format: PDF, ePub
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Israel is the only country in the world that offers free fertility treatments to nearly any woman who requires medical assistance. It also has the world's highest per capita usage of in-vitro fertilization. Examining state policies and the application of reproductive technologies among Jewish Israelis, this volume explores the role of tradition and politics in the construction of families within local Jewish populations. The contributors-anthropologists, bioethicists, jurists, physicians and biologists-highlight the complexities surrounding these treatments and show how biological relatedness is being construed as a technology of power; how genetics is woven into the production of identities; how reproductive technologies enhance the policing of boundaries. Donor insemination, IVF and surrogacy, as well as abortion, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and human embryonic stem cell research, are explored within local and global contexts to convey an informed perspective on the wider Jewish Israeli environment.