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ERIC Number: ED428417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teledemocracy: Using New Media Technology To Enhance Civic Education.
Goodman, Robyn; Kiousis, Spiro
The mainstream press and politicians have highlighted the application of new communication technologies in educational domains for years. Although a myriad of literature has examined the philosophical or practical concerns behind the creation of such civic improvement programs as the "electronic town meeting" or the "televote," little research has combined both theoretical and practical implications into the same analysis. The paper aims to incorporate both aspects by: reviewing the theoretical issues that communities face when implementing technology for teledemocracy projects; exploring some actual case studies of teledemocracy; and providing recommendations that communities can utilize when establishing such programs, for example, the inclusion of local universities and colleges in civic education. This last recommendation is based on the idea that institutions of higher learning provide several advantages for civic education, including the ability to furnish graduate students who are skilled in new media technologies and work for free to coordinate the program. Contains a figure, a table, 26 references, and 4 notes. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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