Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium

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G. David Garson
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2000 - 362 oldal
Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium is an anthology that brings together multiple viewpoints on the social dimensions of the information technology revolution. The chapters cover social, political, educational, personal and international dimensions of information technology impacts. Each chapter, raising important issues with profound implications for public policy and societal development, focuses on different aspects of the effects of computing and IT that have accelerated every area of human life.

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Dimensions
1
Human Capital Issues and Information Technology
23
The Progress of the Internet
37
The CoEvolution of Society and Multimedia Technology
46
THE POLITICAL DIMENSION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
63
Assessing Equality of Access
86
Creating a Democratic Public Sphere through
121
THE EDUCATIONAL DIMENSION OF
140
THE PERSONAL DIMENSION OF
212
Technology Culture and
236
Past Concerns and Future Directions
255
THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF
277
Innovative
291
Past Present and Future
301
World Information Flows and the Impact of New Technology
323
International Network for Integrated Social Science
340

Technological Change Virtual Learning and Higher
160
The Role of Information Technology in Quality Education
177
The Paradox of Paperless Classes
198
Author Bios
357
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109. oldal - Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little...
7. oldal - ... features of social organization such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefit.
7. oldal - Putnam, this social trust arises from two related sources: norms of reciprocity and networks of civic engagement.
103. oldal - Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance or would they try to be fair?
163. oldal - The second, which we are now witnessing, entails the commoditization of the educational function of the university, transforming courses into courseware, the activity of instruction itself into commercially viable proprietary products that can be owned and bought and sold in the market. In the first phase the universities became the site of production and sale of patents and exclusive licenses. In the second, they are becoming the site of production of — as well as the chief market for — copyrighted...
287. oldal - Perhaps revolution does come in, but in quite a different fashion than the old statecentric notions of revolution. A contributor to a discussion on the implications of technological change notes: 'Poverty is a choice the world has made. It is a political choice. The information revolution will be another instrument to implement that choice. Only a governance revolution would represent a real change. And to link the information revolution with democratization is naive in the extreme, parallel to the...
282. oldal - Thus we may conclude that the mental development of the individual and his way of forming concepts depend to a high degree upon language. This makes us realize to what extent the same language means the same mentality.
117. oldal - ... reasonable expectation of privacy in e-mail communications voluntarily made by an employee to his supervisor over the company e-mail system notwithstanding any assurances that such communications would not be intercepted by management.
266. oldal - Yet this is precisely what the new mode of production makes possible: a return to cottage industry on a new, higher, electronic basis, and with it a new emphasis on the home as the center of society.

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