Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues

Thomas Hansson (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
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Release Date: June, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 574
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-970-0
ISBN13: 9781599049700|ISBN10: 1599049708|EISBN13: 9781599049717
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Description:

Many people today struggle with problematic ICT interfaces in their attempts to adapt to the ever-changing digital information environment. To effectively address these issues with strong, highly usable, and effective solutions, it is essential to keep pace with the newest advances in the field.

With more than 1,300 references to existing literature and 253 key terms with detailed definitions the Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues addresses this need for complete information on the current state of best techniques and practices. Through 33 authoritative contributions by 60 of the world's leading experts this publication presents a full spectrum of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. The handbook also includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a musthave for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions as facilitated by digital technologies.

Coverage:

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

  • Classroom multiliteracies
  • Digital epistemologies
  • Digital information technology
  • Digital Storytelling
  • E-Learning
  • Internet-based laboratory
  • Language laboratory
  • Microcultures
  • Mobile Devices
  • Online focus groups
  • Science education animations
  • Social Software
  • Social Systems
  • Virtual conference
  • Virtual Learning
  • Virtual Networks
  • Virtual space
  • Web based research tool
  • Web course design
  • Web-based mediation
Reviews & Statements

The contents of the handbook will expand knowledge in this field because the coverage of the chapters provides a source of reference for trans-disciplinary approaches to digital information technologies. Practitioners, scholars and decision makers will find a rich source for understanding concepts, issues, problems, trends, challenges and opportunities related to ICT.

– Thomas Hansson, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Topics include digital storytelling, e-learning, language labs, multimedia, web-course designs, and science teaching. The book is meant for use in academic libraries in the US and abroad and by undergraduate and graduate students.

– Book News Inc. (September 2008)

This timely handbook addresses the need for information on the current state of techniques and practices by presenting a full array of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors.

– APADE (2008)
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Thomas Hansson holds a PhD in Teaching and Learning at Luleå University of Technology, working as Associate Professor in Pedagogy at University of Southern Denmark and Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thomas is a registered educational consultant and assessment expert for Socrates/Erasmus European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, and Comenius European Commission.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Phyllis Adcock, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  • Peter Dunn, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Loba van Heugten, LBi Ltd – London, United Kingdom
  • Pentti Kansanen, Helsinki University, Finland
  • Rafn Kjartansson, University of Akureyri, Iceland
  • Kenneth Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Sharon Merritt, Santa Clara University, USA
  • Vassiliki Mitropoulou, Aristostle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Julian Rodriguez Pardo, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • David Silverberg, Ashland University, USA
  • Tom C. Vogt, University of Augsburg, Germany