Equity and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Education

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Education - 211 pages
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Information communication technologies (ICT) permeate almost every facet of our daily business and have become an important priority for formal and informal education. This places an enormous responsibility to achieve equitable deployment of ICT on governments, education systems, and communities. Important equity issues examined in this book include gender issues, disability, digital divide, hardware and software developments, and knowledge transfer. Previous books have tended to concentrate on single aspects of equity and computer use; this book fills the pressing need for a comprehensive look at the issues. Equity and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Education is an essential book for professionals involved in this emerging area of study, and a useful text for undergraduate and graduate classrooms.
 

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Contents

GENDER AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION
7
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND ICT
35
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION
71
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE SOCIOECONOMIC
97
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE DEVELOPMENTS
129
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
153
References
181
Index
207
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The Author: Neil Anderson is the Pearl Logan Chair in Rural Education at the Cairns campus of James Cook University in Australia. His research has focused on equity issues arising from the effective use of information communication technologies. His research and publications span the areas of gender and ICT, rural education, pedagogy, e-learning, ICT use in developing countries, and ICT use for people with disabilities. Professor Anderson is a foundation member of CAMOT (China Association for the Management of Technology) and is the Director of SiMERR QLD, the state centre for the National Centre of Mathematics, Science and ICT research for regional and rural Australia.

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