ERIC Number: EJ857469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 15
Digital Systems Analysis
Martin, Vance S.
Policy Futures in Education, v7 n3 p330-339 2009
There have been many attempts to understand how the Internet affects our modern world. There have also been numerous attempts to understand specific areas of the Internet. This article applies Immanuel Wallerstein's World Systems Analysis to our informationalist society. Understanding this world as divided among individual core, semi-periphery, and periphery members adds greater clarity to studies of subsections of the world, digital and otherwise.
Descriptors: Internet, Influence of Technology, Science and Society, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Information Dissemination, Holistic Approach, Systems Analysis, Computer Literacy, Social Theories
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