Educating in the Information Society

Educating in the Information Society

Kathleen Tyner (University of Texas, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-798-0.ch014
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Abstract

As educational institutions struggle to accommodate the widespread social uses of digital media, tensions emerge between traditional and innovative school practices, resulting in unforeseen opportunities to rethink the design of physical spaces, curriculum resources, and pedagogical approaches. This chapter investigates digital literacy in pervasive computing environments as a driver for designing contemporary learning environments. Combined with open pedagogies, innovative resources, and well-designed virtual and physical learning spaces, technological advances have the potential to transform education. In the process, policymakers must reflect on the supports and challenges related to the social uses of pervasive, ubiquitous computing in the built world.

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Acknowledgment
Pier Cesare Rivoltella
Chapter 1
Pier Cesare Rivoltella
Informational society, mainly after the development of online and mobile devices, is changing the forms with which we build our image of the... Sample PDF
Knowledge, Culture and Society in the Information Age
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Chapter 2
Lorenzo Cantoni, Stefano Tardini
The present chapter provides a conceptual framework for the newest digital communication tools and for the practices they encourage, stressing the... Sample PDF
Communicating in the Information Society: New Tools for New Practices
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Chapter 3
Mario Morcellini
The chapter reflects about the idea of crisis making evident that, in the case of communication, it doesn’t mean a reduction of importance, but on... Sample PDF
Digital Media and Socialization
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Chapter 4
Giuseppe Ardrizzo
This chapter draws the landscape of the passage from modernity to information society. This is a passage referring to our idea of the universe, the... Sample PDF
New Episthemologies in a Changing Media Environment
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Chapter 5
Jennifer Sharkey, D. Scott Brandt
Information technology literacy can be seen as an integration of what are commonly two separate literacies—technology literacy and information... Sample PDF
Integrating Technology Literacy and Information Literacy
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Chapter 6
Letizia Caronia
This chapter illustrates the role of the mobile phone in the rise of new cultural models of parenting. According to a phenomenological theoretical... Sample PDF
Growing Up Wireless: Being a Parent and Being a Child in the Age of Mobile Communication
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Chapter 7
Paolo Maria Ferri, Susanna Mantovani
This chapter describes the design, the methodology, and the preliminary results of the research Children and Computer. Experience and Conceptual... Sample PDF
Children and Computers: What They Know, What They Do
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Chapter 8
Evelyne Bevort, Isabelle Breda
This chapter deals with young people’s digital media appropriation in an education perspective throughout Europe and Quebec. The comparative study... Sample PDF
Adolescents and the Internet: Media Appropriation and Perspectives on Education
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Chapter 9
Maria Apparecida Mamede-Neves, Flavia Nizia Da Fonseca Ribeiro
The following chapter aims at discussing the possible uses of new media for teacher work at universities based on an analysis of data collected from... Sample PDF
Learning with New Media at the University: From Representations to Utilization
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Chapter 10
James G. Jones, Stephen C. Bronack
Three-dimensional (3D) online social environments have emerged as viable alternatives to traditional methods of creating spaces for teachers and... Sample PDF
Rethinking Cognition, Representations, and Processes in 3D Online Social Learning Environments
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Chapter 11
Manuel Joaquim Silva Pinto
This chapter presents some new aspects to think about public service broadcasting, emphasizing the role of emotion and entertainment to the... Sample PDF
Investigating Information in the Multi-screen Society: An Ecologic Perspective
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Chapter 12
Pier Cesare Rivoltella
This chapter focuses on the cultural and educational shift from mass media to digital technologies. It is described with the category of the... Sample PDF
From Media Education to Digital Literacy: A Paradigm Change?
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Chapter 13
Renee Hobbs, Jonelle Rowe
This chapter explores how media literacy education may continue to be responsive and relevant to the continually changing nature of popular culture... Sample PDF
Creative Remixing and Digital Learning: Developing an Online Media Literacy Learning Tool for Girls
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Chapter 14
Kathleen Tyner
As educational institutions struggle to accommodate the widespread social uses of digital media, tensions emerge between traditional and innovative... Sample PDF
Educating in the Information Society
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Chapter 15
Andrew Burn
The aim of this chapter is to reflect about the teachers’ training in media education. This training in England is quite insufficient and almost... Sample PDF
Media Education, Digital Production, and New Media: What do Teachers Need to Know?
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Chapter 16
Andre H. Caron
Whether globalisation results in a “métissage” of cultures or the hegemony of one culture will depend on the analytical and social skills of those... Sample PDF
Globalisation and New Technology: The Challenge for Teachers to Become “Translators” and Children, Knowledge Seekers
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Chapter 17
Jose Manuel Perez Tornero
This chapter concerns the conceptualization of information society and its social impact. From this point of view it worked like a myth, emphasizing... Sample PDF
The Future of Digital Society and the New Values of Media
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Chapter 18
Monica Fantin, Gilka Girardello
This chapter discusses the digital divide from the perspective of education and culture and highlights the forms in which the problem is presented... Sample PDF
Digital Literacy and Cultural Mediations to the Digital Divide
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