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Global Learning through the lens of Vygotskian Sociocultural Theory

Vygotsky saw mental and cultural development as ‘mediated’ by artefacts, including tools and signs. He used his ‘genetic method’ to investigate higher cognitive processes in historical context. These insights are foundational to sociocultural theory, which is widely used in education … Continue reading

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Trust, Computing, and Society

The Internet has altered how people engage with each other in myriad ways, including offering opportunities for people to act distrustfully. This fascinating set of essays explores the question of trust in computing from technical, socio-philosophical, and design perspectives. Why … Continue reading

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Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age

This book is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignados movement in Spain, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US. … Continue reading

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A internet e o “orgasmo democrático”

A emergente participação em rede não produzirá novas ideologias unitárias ou revoluções, mas poderá destruir o velho jogo da governança representativa. Muito se fala de como as redes sociais vêm modificando o pensamento social e ampliando a capacidade de reflexão, … Continue reading

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The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor

Imagine an Internet where unseen hands curate your entire experience. Where third parties predetermine the news, products and prices you see—even the people you meet. A world where you think you are making choices, but in reality, your options are … Continue reading

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Internet : l’avenir est dans le flux

En crise, le monde de l’édition est à la recherche d’un nouveau modèle. En parallèle de l’expérience ebooks, certains acteurs du livre semblent en passe de tenter le virage du communautaire et du social (de la recommandation aux commentaires ligne … Continue reading

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Tweeting turns us into lemmings

There is a clear lemming effect on the internet, where we’re keen to show that we like the same things as our peers. But we also quickly lose interest again, new study reveals. The researchers found that Tweeters behave to … Continue reading

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Perspectives on a Hyperconnected World – Insights from the Science of Complexity

Every day our world becomes more complex and dynamic. The global population continues to rise with urbanization occurring at an exponential rate. Economic growth brings people from diverse cultures and regions into contact with one another through increased trade and … Continue reading

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Sociology in the Age of the Internet

In recent years there has been a large and diverse body of writing from scholars in the social sciences who have been studying changes brought about by new communication technologies in general and the Internet in particular. The question of … Continue reading

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