Social Dimensions Of Information Technology / Edition 1

Social Dimensions Of Information Technology / Edition 1

by David G. Garson, David G. Garson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878289861

ISBN-13: 9781878289865

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: IGI Global

This anthology brings together multiple viewpoints on the social dimensions of the revolution in information technology. The chapters cover social, political, educational, personal, and international dimensions of information technology impacts. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of the effects of computing and the new information technologies that have

Overview

This anthology brings together multiple viewpoints on the social dimensions of the revolution in information technology. The chapters cover social, political, educational, personal, and international dimensions of information technology impacts. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of the effects of computing and the new information technologies that have accelerated every area of human life.Social Dimensions of Information Technology: Issues for the New Millennium raises important issues with profound implications for public policy and societal development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878289865
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
I.The Social Dimension of Information Technology5
Chapter 1.Virtual Communities and Social Capital6
Chapter 2.Human Capital Issues and Information Technology23
Chapter 3.The Progress of the Internet37
Chapter 4.The Co-Evolution of Society and Multimedia Technology46
II.The Political Dimension of Information Technology63
Chapter 5.The World Wide Web and Local Media in the 1996 Presidential Election64
Chapter 6.Electronic Communities: Assessing Equality of Access86
Chapter 7.Ethics, Law, and Information Technology: The Transformative Role of Rhetoric109
Chapter 8.Creating a Democratic Public Sphere through Political Discussion121
III.The Educational Dimension of Information Technology140
Chapter 9.Changing Roles in Information Dissemination and Education141
Chapter 10.Technological Change, Virtual Learning, and Higher Education: Prospects, Problems, Potentials160
Chapter 11.The Role of Information Technology in Quality Education177
Chapter 12.The Paradox of Paperless Classes198
IV.The Personal Dimension of Information Technology212
Chapter 13.Personal Computers, Mass Media, and Other Uses of Free Time213
Chapter 14.Manufacturing Knowledge: Technology, Culture, and Social Inequality at Work236
Chapter 15.Researching Telework: Past Concerns and Future Directions255
V.The International Dimension of Information Technology277
Chapter 16.The Information Age: Apartheid, Cultural Imperialism, or Global Village?278
Chapter 17.Networking for Sustainable Development: Innovative Approaches Outside the "Global Village"291
Chapter 18.Information In and On Africa: Past, Present, and Future301
Chapter 19.World Information Flows and the Impact of New Technology323
Chapter 20.International Network for Integrated Social Science340
Author Bios357
Index361

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