Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium

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G. David Garson
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2000 - Social Science - 362 pages
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Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium is an anthology that brings together multiple viewpoints on the social dimensions of the information technology revolution. The chapters cover social, political, educational, personal and international dimensions of information technology impacts. Each chapter, raising important issues with profound implications for public policy and societal development, focuses on different aspects of the effects of computing and IT that have accelerated every area of human life.
 

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Contents

Dimensions
1
Human Capital Issues and Information Technology
23
The Progress of the Internet
37
The CoEvolution of Society and Multimedia Technology
46
THE POLITICAL DIMENSION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
63
Assessing Equality of Access
86
Creating a Democratic Public Sphere through
121
THE EDUCATIONAL DIMENSION OF
140
THE PERSONAL DIMENSION OF
212
Technology Culture and
236
Past Concerns and Future Directions
255
THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF
277
Innovative
291
Past Present and Future
301
World Information Flows and the Impact of New Technology
323
International Network for Integrated Social Science
340

Technological Change Virtual Learning and Higher
160
The Role of Information Technology in Quality Education
177
The Paradox of Paperless Classes
198
Author Bios
357
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