Effects of Information Capitalism and Globalization on Teaching and Learning

Effects of Information Capitalism and Globalization on Teaching and Learning

Blessing F. Adeoye (University of Lagos, Nigeria) and Lawrence Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 300|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6162-2
ISBN13: 9781466661622|ISBN10: 1466661623|EISBN13: 9781466661639


As computers and Internet connections become widely available in schools and classrooms, it is critical to examine cross-cultural issues in the utilization of information and communication technologies.

Effects of Information Capitalism and Globalization on Teaching and Learning examines issues concerning emerging multimedia technologies and their challenges and solutions in teaching and learning. This premier reference work explores the global society’s effect on learning, a crucial topic for educators, technologists, students, and researchers looking to find, create, or adapt technology for use in other cultures.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Barriers to Adopting Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • Digital Technologies in E-Learning
  • Globalization and Education
  • ICT for Cross-Cultural Communication
  • ICTs in Library and Information Centers
  • Innovative Use of Digital Technology in the Classroom
  • Instructional Media and Academic Performance of Students
  • Technology Integration in the Classroom

Reviews and Testimonials

Focusing on education, the 23 chapters in this collection explore issues related to information capitalism and globalization, the challenges and solutions for teaching and learning, and cultural challenges, as well as how globalization affects learning and how educational organizations can find, create, or adapt technology for use in other cultures. Researchers working in North America, Nigeria, China, and Cyprus examine how digital technologies have transformed the forces of capitalism and enabled a global economy; the use of digital technologies in university coursework; the application of technology devices in different African universities; promoting instructional technology in Nigerian schools; cultural factors affecting the integration of technology in media education in Nigeria; the adoption and use of technologies in libraries in Nigeria; the effectiveness of using Facebook to create a social network to improve community health; and more.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Blessing F. Adeoye, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in May 1990 at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; Master of Science (Technology Education) in June 1995 at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, and Doctor of Philosophy, Human Resource Education/Educational Technology at the University of Illinois in 2004. His areas of specialization and interests include integration of technology in the classroom, relationship between culture and technology, usability of e-learning system, and use of research to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools. His most recent work has been in the area of educational technology, relationship between the use of technology and culture, e-learning, and using of social networking tools to support teaching and learning. He is an active member of numerous national and international organizations and has published extensively in both local and international journals.
Lawrence Tomei is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and a Professor in Education at Robert Morris University. Born in Akron, Ohio, he earned a BSBA from the University of Akron (1972) and entered the US Air Force, serving until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. Dr. Tomei completed his MPA and MEd at the University of Oklahoma (1975, 1978) and EdD from USC (1983). His articles and books on instructional technology include Professional Portfolios for Teachers (1999), Teaching Digitally: Integrating Technology into the Classroom (2001), Technology Facade (2002), Challenges of Teaching with Technology across the Curriculum (2003), and Taxonomy for the Technology Domain (2005).