Education and the Knowledge Society: Information Technology Supporting Human Development / Edition 1

Education and the Knowledge Society: Information Technology Supporting Human Development / Edition 1

by Tom J. van Weert
     
 

This book presents a cross-section of educational implications of the Knowledge Society (or Information Society), an emerging society in which Information and Communication Technology plays an important role. The book addresses: Lifelong Learning and education, e-inclusion, ethics and social impact, the role of engineering, economy and e-Society. It also

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This book presents a cross-section of educational implications of the Knowledge Society (or Information Society), an emerging society in which Information and Communication Technology plays an important role. The book addresses: Lifelong Learning and education, e-inclusion, ethics and social impact, the role of engineering, economy and e-Society. It also includes concrete project proposals to address these issues in educational practice.

The book contains the contributions to the Forum "Engineering the Knowledge Society", one of the events of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS), Geneva, December 2003.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441954312
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Series, #161
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

A comprehensive synthesis of research.- A comprehensive synthesis of research.- Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society.- Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society.- Collective intelligence and capacity building.- Collective intelligence and capacity building.- ETampere.- ETampere.- Information: a strategic resource for technological change.- Information: a strategic resource for technological change.- Preserving information.- Preserving information.- Towards an Indigenous vision for the Information Society.- Towards an Indigenous vision for the Information Society.- Vulnerabilities of information technologies.- Vulnerabilities of information technologies.- Professional deontology, self-regulation and ethics in the Information Society.- Professional deontology, self-regulation and ethics in the Information Society.- Developments in the fields of Software Engineering.- Developments in the fields of Software Engineering.- The role of IEEE computer society in the Information Age.- The role of IEEE computer society in the Information Age.- Managing ICT skills profiles.- Managing ICT skills profiles.- Enabling ICT adoption in developing Knowledge Societies.- Enabling ICT adoption in developing Knowledge Societies.- Sustainable development and the Information Society.- Sustainable development and the Information Society.- The “e-well”.- The “e-well”.- Networked economy.- Networked economy.- Understanding and interpreting the drivers of the Knowledge Economy.- Understanding and interpreting the drivers of the Knowledge Economy.- Beyond technology.- Beyond technology.- Social engineering of the Internet in developing areas.- Social engineering of the Internet in developing areas.- Project Proposals.- The “four pillars” and e-education for all.- E-solidarity, a means of fighting against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).- An indigenous approach to bridging the digital divide.- E-well: Multi-sectoral development of rural areas.- Cybertroc: A barter system for the Information Society.- Cyber inclusion through activity.- Exploring dilemmas: Ethics, social values and e-Society.- Network-blended education of tomorrow.- ICTs for education and development in rural communities.- Just in Time Support for Educational Leadership.- Declarations.- Unesco — IFIP Youth declaration.- Vilnius declaration.- Carthage declaration.- Vienna Declaration.

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