Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Miguel Vargas Martin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada), Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz (Algoma University, Canada) and Arthur Edwards (University of Colima, Mexico)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 354|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-094-5
ISBN13: 9781609600945|ISBN10: 1609600940|EISBN13: 9781609600969

Description

Technology has been used to perpetrate crimes against humans, animals, and the environment, which include racism, cyber-bulling, illegal pornography, torture, illegal trade of exotic species, irresponsible waste disposal, and other harmful aberrations of human behavior.

Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides a state-of-the-art compendium of research and development on socio-technical approaches to support the prevention, mitigation, and elimination of social deviations with the help of computer science and technology. This book provides historical backgrounds, experimental studies, and future perspectives on the use of computing tools to prevent and deal with physical, psychological and social problems that impact society as a whole.

Topics Covered

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

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cross cultural virtual learning environments
  • Cyberbullying model for a social network
  • Designing usable security feedback
  • Distributed and collaborative environments supporting emergency and relief activities
  • Investigating digital child pornography
  • Preventing and reducing social discrimination
  • Technological approaches for hate crimes
  • Technology for dealing with crimes against children
  • Using ICT to foster human right defense processes

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Arthur Edwards received his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Houston in 1985. He has been a Researcher-Professor at the University of Colima since 1985, where he has served in various capacities. He has been with the School of Telematics since 1998. His primary areas of research are Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), distance learning, collaborative learning, multimodal leaning, and mobile learning. The primary focus of his research is presently in the area of mobile collaborative learning.

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