Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues

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Hansson, Thomas
IGI Global, Jun 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 574 pages
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Many people today struggle with problematic ICT interfaces in their attempts to adapt to the ever-changing digital information environment. To effectively address these issues with strong, highly usable, and effective solutions, it is essential to keep pace with the newest advances in the field.

With more than 1,300 references to existing literature and 253 key terms with detailed definitions the Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues addresses this need for complete information on the current state of best techniques and practices. Through 33 authoritative contributions by 60 of the world's leading experts this publication presents a full spectrum of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. The handbook also includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a musthave for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions as facilitated by digital technologies.

 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgment
Innovations
The Modular Design of an InternetBased Laboratory
Exploring Multimedia Performance in Educational Research
Transformations of the Language Laboratory
A TopicCase Driven Methodology for Web Course Design
New Paradigms A Collaborative WebBased Research Tool
Digital Epistemologies and Classroom Multiliteracies
Improving Online Readability and Information Literacy
TechnologyEnhanced Learning in the Corporate Context
Using Virtual Learning Environments to Present Different Learning Blends
Education Research with Electronic Focus Groups
Learning and MeaningMaking in the Virtual Space
Ethical Issues
Communication and Relation Building in Social Systems

Animations in Science Education
OnetoOne Computing and Teacher Transformation
WebEnhanced vs Traditional Approach for a Science Course
Microcultures Local Communities and Virtual Networks
Digital Storytelling as a Tool in Education
MultiUser Virtual Learning Environments in Education
Methods
Pedagogical Practice for Learning with Social Software
Authentic ELearning in a Virtual Scientific Conference
Toward a Theory of Technique for Online Focus Gro
Online Pedagogical Effectiveness in Adult Contexts
Reflective ELearning Pedagogy
To Be Lost and To Be a Loser Through the Web
Human Factors and Innovation with Mobile Devices
SelfConstruction in Computer Mediated Discourse
Design and Implementation of Trust Enabling Functions
Lost in the Funhouse Is Anyone in Control?
Ethical Issues in Digital Information Technology
Philosophy of WebBased Mediation
Unstructured Information as a SocioTechnical Dilemma
An Ethical Perspective on ICT in the Context of the Other
Mobile Learning in a Social Ethical and Legal Environment
About the Contributors
Index
Copyright

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Thomas Hansson holds a PhD in Teaching and Learning at Luleň University of Technology, working as Associate Professor in Pedagogy at University of Southern Denmark and Blekinge Institute of Technology. Thomas is a registered educational consultant and assessment expert for Socrates/Erasmus European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, and Comenius European Commission. [Editor]

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