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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599049700
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Innovations

Ch. I The Modular Design of an Internet-Based Laboratory Abdul K. M. Azad Azad, Abdul K. M. 1

Ch. II Exploring Multimedia Performance in Educational Research Carl Bagley Bagley, Carl 14

Ch. III Transformations of the Language Laboratory Mads Bo-Kristensen Bo-Kristensen, Mads Bente Meyer Meyer, Bente 27

Ch. IV A Topic-Case Driven Methodology for WebCourse Design Leena Hiltunen Hiltunen, Leena Tommi Karkkainen Karkkainen, Tommi 37

Ch. V New Paradigms: A Collaborative Web Based Research Tool Hamish Holewa Holewa, Hamish 56

Ch. VI Animations in Science Education Goran Karlsson Karlsson, Goran Jonas Ivarsson Ivarsson, Jonas 67

Ch. VII One-to-One Computing and Teacher Transformation Andrew Kitchenham Kitchenham, Andrew 82

Ch. VIII Web Enhanced vs. Traditional Approach for a Science Course Gennadiy Kuleshov Kuleshov, Gennadiy 102

Ch. IX Microcultures, Local Communities, and Virtual Networks Jose Luis Lalueza Lalueza, Jose Luis Isabel Crespo Crespo, Isabel Marc Bria Bria, Marc 117

Ch. X Digital Storytelling as a Tool in Edcuation Monica E. Nilsson Nilsson, Monica E. 131

Ch. XI Multi-User Virtual Learning Environments in Education Nancy Sardone Sardone, Nancy Roberta Devlin-Scherer Devlin-Scherer, Roberta 146

Sect. II Methods

Ch. XII Pedagogical Practice for Learning with Social Software Anne Bartlett-Bragg Bartlett-Bragg, Anne 160

Ch. XIII Authentic E-Learning in a Virtual Scientific Conference Josianne Basque Basque, Josianne Kim Chi Dao Dao, Kim Chi Julien Contamines Contamines, Julien 176

Ch. XIV Toward Theory and Technique for Online Focus Groups Albino Claudio Bosio Bosio, Albino Claudio Guendaline Graffigna Graffigna, Guendaline EdoardoLozza Lozza, Edoardo 191

Ch. XV Online Pedagogical Effectiveness in Adult Contexts Robert Dixon Dixon, Robert Kathyrn Dixon Dixon, Kathyrn 212

Ch. XVI Reflective E-Leaming Pedagogy Leah Herner-Patnode Herner-Patnode, Leah Hea-Jin Lee Lee, Hea-Jin E-O Baek Baek, E-O 230

Ch. XVII To be Lost and to be a Loser Through the Web Louise Limberg Limberg, Louise Mikael Alexandersson Alexandersson, Mikael Annika Lantz-Andersson Lantz-Andersson, Annika 246

Ch. XVIII Digital Epistemologies and Classroom Multiliteracies Heather Lotherington Lotherington, Heather 261

Ch. XIX Improving Online Readability and Information Literacy John Paul Loucky Loucky, John Paul 281

Ch. XX Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Corporate Context Anoush Margaryan Margaryan, Anoush Betty Collis Collis, Betty 303

Ch. XXI Using Virtual Learning Environments to Present Different Learning Blends Robert J. McClelland McClelland, Robert J. 320

Ch. XXII Education Research with Electronic Focus Groups Kathryn Moyle Moyle, Kathryn Robert Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Robert 340

Ch. XXIII Learning and Meaning-Making in the Virtual Space Staffan Selander Selander, Staffan Anna Akerfeldt Akerfeldt, Anna 353

Sect. III Ethical Issues

Ch. XXIV Communication and Relation Building in Social Systems Thomas Hansson Hansson, Thomas 367

Ch. XXV Human Factors and Innovation with Mobile Devices Agnes Kukulska-Hulme Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes 387

Ch. XXVI Self-Construction in Computer Mediated Discourse Irit Kupferberg Kupferberg, Irit 398

Ch. XXVII Design and Implementation of Trust Enabling Functions Jeanette Lemmergaard Lemmergaard, Jeanette Damien Brigth Brigth, Damien Christopher Gersbo-Moller Gersbo-Moller, Christopher Tim Hansson Hansson, Tim 412

Ch. XXVIII Lost in the Funhouse, is Anyone in Control? Pat Jefferies Jefferies, Pat Steve McRobb McRobb, Steve Bernd Carsten Stahl Stahl, Bernd Carsten 431

Ch. XXIX Ethical Issues in Digital Information Technology Konrad Morgan Morgan, Konrad Madeleine Morgan Morgan, Madeleine 447

Ch. XXX Philosophy of Web-Based Mediation Olli Makinen Makinen, Olli 457

Ch. XXXI Unstructured Information as a Socio-Technical Dilemma Lars-Erik Nilsson Nilsson, Lars-Erik Anders Eklof Eklof, Anders Torgny Ottoson Ottoson, Torgny 474

Ch. XXXII An Ethical Perspective on ICT in the Context of the Other J. Ola Lindberg Lindberg, J. Ola Anders Olofsson Olofsson, Anders 498

Ch. XXXIII Mobile Learning in a Social, Ethical, and Legal Environment John Traxler Traxler, John 514

About the Contributors 527

Index 538

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