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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
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
Juhasz, Alexandra – MIT Press (BK), 2011
YouTube is a mess. YouTube is for amateurs. YouTube dissolves the real. YouTube is host to inconceivable combos. YouTube is best for corporate-made community. YouTube is badly baked. These are a few of the things Media Studies professor Alexandra Juhasz (and her class) learned about YouTube when she set out to investigate what actually happens…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Web Sites, Mass Media, Electronic Publishing
Iiyoshi, Toru, Ed.; Kumar, M. S. Vijay, Ed. – MIT Press (BK), 2008
Given the abundance of open education initiatives that aim to make educational assets freely available online, the time seems ripe to explore the potential of open education to transform the economics and ecology of education. Despite the diversity of tools and resources already available--from well-packaged course materials to simple games, for…
Descriptors: Incentives, Access to Information, Instructional Design, Barriers