Category Archives: ICT technologies

COMMUNEcating in the Spaces In-Between – Creating New Understandings of Organizing and Communicative Practice

This essay describes the authors’ efforts to engage disciplinary calls for greater diversity through the construction of an international online community and conference, COMMUNEcation. They describe the commitments and goals of the community and conference, the construction of the COMMUNEcating … Continue reading

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Asymmetries of Knowledge: Mediated Ethnography and ICT for Development

Over the last few decades the Internet, World Wide Web, cyberspace and so forth have emerged as crucial cultural and political arenas, and thus of increasing relevance as objects and areas of ethnographic inquiry. The paper argues that the ethnographical … Continue reading

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Education: The Single Most Important Job

There is no other job more important than education. It is the foundation of our democracy. By seizing on what’s working, and recreating those successes from one classroom to the next, we can make it better for everyone. Today, with … Continue reading

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Social movements in the age of information

Contemporary social movements are characterized not only by their diverse commitments to building an emancipatory, egalitarian society but also by their innovative network composition. Both the form and content of the newest insurgencies embody essential aspects of our age of … Continue reading

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Stop Stealing Dreams – what is school for?

The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn’t. School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it’s … Continue reading

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A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute

The chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to a nine-classroom school here. So do employees of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard. But the school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high-tech: pens and paper, … Continue reading

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New Technology and Habits of Mind

The centrality of technology in human life has manifested itself throughout history in all cultures and civilisations. This paper examines the role of new technology in restructuring processes of thinking and knowing, and its impact on social practices of knowledge … Continue reading

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Digital, Networked and Open: The Digital Scholar – How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice

The structure of this book: essentially about three things: how the adoption of new technology is changing scholarly practice, how it could change practice and what questions does this raise for all academics? This book has four main sections that … Continue reading

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Forecast 2020: Web 3.0+ and Collective Intelligence

Read In 10 years, humans and computers will join forces to create “collective intelligence”. Technology will evolve as such that the Internet (and information within it) will be accessible and available to everyone— this will exponentially increase the already massive … Continue reading

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Electronic education: Flipping the classroom

Read Hopes that the internet can improve teaching may at last be bearing fruit. TheE 12-year-olds filing into Courtney Cadwell’s classroom at Egan Junior High in Los Altos, a leafy suburb of Silicon Valley, each take a white MacBook from … Continue reading

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