Knowledge, Culture and Society in the Information Age

Knowledge, Culture and Society in the Information Age

Pier Cesare Rivoltella (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-798-0.ch001
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Informational society, mainly after the development of online and mobile devices, is changing the forms with which we build our image of the reality. Speed, virtuality, and networking are three of the factors of this change. Speed means that information is circulating faster and faster, but also that it becomes aged very soon, with the necessity of being updated. Virtuality, after its first conceptualizations like a parallel dimension in the 1990s, is nowadays an integral part of our system of relations. Networking, finally, is becoming the main category for interpreting our culture, made of multiple dimensions of sociability, inside and outside the net. Knowledge, in this context, is not yet a truth authenticated; it is, on the contrary, a social activity, a process quite similar to a conversation where each of the discussants is negotiating a point of view. This is the scenario into which modern teachers, parents, and youngsters are acting.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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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