Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas

Brasilina Passarelli (School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil), Joseph Straubhaar (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) and Aurora Cuevas-Cerveró (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 530|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8740-0
ISBN13: 9781466687400|ISBN10: 1466687401|EISBN13: 9781466687417
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The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, where those who are not able to use computers are unable to function and perform everyday tasks.

The Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas explores the new ways that technology is shaping our society and the advances it is bringing, along with potential drawbacks, such as human jobs being replaced by computers. This expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, and professionals in the fields of communication, information technology, sociology, social policy, and education; it will also prove of interest to policymakers, funding-agencies, and digital inclusion program developers.

This handbook features a broad scope of research-based articles on topics including, but not limited to, computational thinking, e-portfolios, e-citizenship, digital inclusion policies, and information literacy as a form of community empowerment.

Topics Covered

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

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Communication Technology Training
  • Convergence Culture
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Digital Literacy and the Learning Process
  • Digital Platforms
  • E-Cititzenship
  • E-Portfolios and Digital Learning
  • Public Policy and Information Policies

Reviews and Testimonials

The editors present students, academics, and researchers with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on comparative approaches to the digital revolution in the Americas and Europe. The editors have organized the twenty-seven contributions that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to digital inclusion projects in Brazil, the reconfiguration of human relations in a connected society, digital inclusion projects in Europe, and digital inclusion projects in the Americas.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

This handbook is a compilation of research reports on the digital age by contributors largely representing Brazil and Spain. It has four sections and 27 chapters. Most entries are styled as encyclopedic essays, with references and terms, in a uniform layout; a few resemble academic journal articles with literature reviews, methods, findings, and discussion sections.

– C. LeBeau, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Choice Magazine

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Brasilina Passarelli is a Scientific Coordinator of the School of the Future Research Laboratory - USP, Full Professor at ECA - USP, and Vice-Director of the Information and Culture Department at ECA - USP. She developed her Post-Doctoral studies at University Carlos III, Madrid - Spain. Her Master and Doctoral degree in Communications Science were obtained at ECA-USP, with an internship of 6 months at Michigan State University - East Lansing - MI. Undergraduate studies at Library and Information Science Department at the School of Communications and Arts - ECA of the University of Sao Paulo - USP.
Joseph Dean Straubhaar, Among Carter Centennial Professor of Communications and Media Studies Director in the Radio-TV-Film Department of the University of Texas at Austin. He was the Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies within the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. He is also Associate Director for International Programs of the TeleCommunications and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas.
Aurora Cuevas Cerveró, PhD in information science, professor and researcher, full time Librarianship and Documentation Department at the Complutense University of Madrid.