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Rheingold, Howard – MIT Press (BK), 2012
Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Internet, Social Problems, Social Networks
de Abreu, Belinha S. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
This book, a resource for educators, uses the theme of media literacy as a lens through which to view and discuss social networking and Web 2.0 environments. There is ongoing and positive research on the participatory culture created by youth who are heavily involved in the new digital technologies, yet schools tend to avoid these mediums for fear…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
Stergioulas, Lampros K., Ed.; Drenoyianni, Helen, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Over the last two decades, advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) have contributed to the ideological construct of an emerging "knowledge society"--one which places a high value on knowledge and education and promises a better future for humanity. However, the severe economic--and by extension, social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Media Literacy, Information Literacy
Suber, Peter – MIT Press (BK), 2012
The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access": digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Information Dissemination