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Diglin, Greg – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article offers an academic critique of new media culture, as viewed comparatively with George Orwell's "1984." The author makes the argument that a number of plot elements of "1984" are reflected within contemporary Western societies. The assertion is made that these parallels have developed as a consequence of new…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Mass Media Effects, Social Influences, Political Issues
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Cook, John; Pachler, Norbert; Bachmair, Ben – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article argues that mobile phones should be viewed as new cultural resources that operate within an individualized, mobile and convergent mass communication; such a recognition facilitates the options for a cultural ecology. A particular challenge here is to find adequate curricular functions in school where the inclusion of these new…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Internet
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Herrera, Linda; Peters, Michael A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The year 2010 was named the Year of Social Media, a technology of communication and for creating and exchanging "User Generated Content". The year 2010 also marked the start of the Arab revolts where, in Tunisia and Egypt, social media served as a critical platform for expressing dissent, organizing, and providing citizen media accounts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Social Networks, Internet