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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Hope, Andrew – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2008
In the last decade, Internet provision has become widespread within schools in many economically developed countries. Proponents of such technology have stressed the potential benefits to be gained from innovative teaching and learning opportunities. Yet, herein purity and danger are seen to co-exist, with unregulated "pollutants"…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Technology Integration
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Hope, Andrew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
The introduction of Internet access into over 30,000 UK schools has led to the adoption of a variety of disciplinary policies, procedures and practices. Critically engaging with writings on panopticism, this paper explores the surveillance of student online activity. It is noted that Internet surveillance in schools includes control through…
Descriptors: Observation, Internet, Play, Computer Uses in Education