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Watch It : the Risks and Promises of Information Technologies for Education.

Author: Nicholas Burbules; Thomas A Jr Callister
Publisher: Boulder : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Watch IT is an examination of several critical issues in the potential of new information technology (IT) for education. IT, already central to many aspects of our lives, is rapidly becoming an integral part of teaching and learning. This book takes a close look at the positive and negative consequences of new technologies in the classroom. In a series of interrelated essays, the authors explore such issues as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Burbules, Nicholas.
Watch It : The Risks and Promises of Information Technologies for Education.
Boulder : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Burbules; Thomas A Jr Callister
ISBN: 9780429982781 042998278X
OCLC Number: 1029483075
Description: 1 online resource (203 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; THE RISKY PROMISES AND PROMISING RISKS OF NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATION; Information"" Technologies; Information ""Technologies; A Post-Technocratic Perspective on Technology; The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown; Conclusions; Notes; DILEMMAS OF ACCESS AND CREDIBILITY: ACCESS FOR WHOM? ACCESS TO WHAT?; Issues of Access; Technical Access; Skills, Attitudes, and Dispositions of Access; Practical Access; Issues of Form and Content as Issues of Access; Issues of Credibility; Assessing Credibility; Gaining Credibility. Dilemmas of AccessNotes; HYPERTEXT: KNOWLEDGE AT THE CROSSROADS; What Is Hypertext?; Hypertext and Thought; Writing and Reading Hypertext; Authorship and Design; Active Reading; Paths, Trails, and Learning; Educational Dilemmas; Notes; CRITICALLY READING THE INTERNET; The Critical User; Judging Credibility; Beyond Credibility; Critical Judgment as a Social Practice; Hyperreading; Links and Hyperreading; Different Types of Links; Hyperreading as Critical Reading; Notes; MISINFORMATION, MALINFORMATION, MESSED-UP INFORMATION, AND MOSTLY USELESS INFORMATION: IS CENSORSHIP THE BEST RESPONSE? Troublesome Content: The 4 M'sMisinformation; Malinformation; Messed-Up Information; Mostly Useless Information; What to Do About the 4 M's; Five Responses; Censorship; Filters; Partitions; Labeling; Critical Readers; Conclusion; Notes; SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY: CAN TECHNOLOGY PROTECT WHAT TECHNOLOGY TAKES AWAY?; The Shifting Meanings of ""Privacy; Privacy and Young People; Technologies of Surveillance; Publicity and the Internet; Consent and Identity; The Devil's Bargain; Notes; INFORMATION FOR SALE: COMMERCIALIZATION AND THE EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL OF THE INTERNET. Hardware and Software, Upgrades and DowntimeAdvertisements, Sponsors, Endorsements, and Logos; They Know Where You Live; Conclusion; Notes; WHAT KIND OF COMMUNITY CAN THE INTERNET BE?; The Great Community; The Conditions of Community; Mediating Conditions of Community; Political Conditions of Community; Space and Place as Conditions of Community; The Conditions of Online Communities; Mediating Conditions of Online Communities; Political Conditions of Online Communities; Space and Place as Conditions of Online Communities; Does the Internet Constitute an Educational Community?; Notes; INDEX.

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Watch IT is an examination of several critical issues in the potential of new information technology (IT) for education. IT, already central to many aspects of our lives, is rapidly becoming an integral part of teaching and learning. This book takes a close look at the positive and negative consequences of new technologies in the classroom. In a series of interrelated essays, the authors explore such issues as access, credibility, new approaches to reading and writing, the glut of information, privacy, censorship, commercialization, and globalization.

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