The Internet Society II: Advances in Education, Commerce and Governance

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This book explores the technical, social and cultural implications of the emerging information and communication technologies, addressing the technological and scientific development within education, commerce, governance, and security with a special emphasis on the impact on individuals, culture and society. Bringing together papers from the Second International Conference on Advances in Education, Commerce & Governance: Technology's Impact on Individuals, Culture and Society, the text will be of interest to researchers and academics working in areas related to the social, psychological and cultural impact of information communications technology (ICT). Specifically the book addresses a wide range of topics as diverse as: E-Commerce and E-Governance; Data and Information Privacy; Psychology; Gender; Culture: New Learning.
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Complexity, challenge and creation in curriculum design 3
An innovative media arts curriculum for lower elementary school (kindergarten through second grade), which integrates technology seamlessly into the classroom curriculum 13
The impact of information technology (IT) use on children's cognitive, social, psychological and moral development 23
Designing markets for learning : a virtual trading room approach 33
A practical IP telephony application framework to conduct online surveys among university city students in China 41
Mobile learning and initial teacher education 51
Virtual collaboration tools used in project management learning : case study in the Amazon forest area 61
On the application of ICT in learning English as a second language : IWiLL 71
A training model to develop design skills in the virtual design studio 81
Internet addiction : where we are now 93
Give the girls a chance : should spatial skills training be incorporated into the curriculum? 105
The world of work beneath the veil 115
Digital access and human development 127
A cross-cultural study of icons and images used in North American Web design 135
Understanding Internet use and dependency 145
Cyberbullying : a worldwide trend of misusing technology to harass others 155
How human is your computer? : measuring ethopoeic perceptions of computers 167
The guru and the wizard : psychological issues in the development and use of intelligent interfaces 177
Analysis of the digital divide of information literacy for rural-urban in Taiwan 191
Information and Internet change society : emerging constitution of the social systems 201
Of virtual groups and their way of communicating 215
Communities of practice environment 225
We like ... cultural traits in cyberculture 235
E-democracy and citizen's empowerment : a case study of the city of Madrid 247
Opportunity and overview of SMS-based e-government in developing countries 255
E-governance in revenue collection and administration 265
The self-organization of cyberprotest 275
Contesting Internet governance : global dissent and disparities in the management of cyberspace resources 297
Persuasive e-commerce Website design assistant tool 313
Analysis of information and communications technology (ICT) for the Internet-based business 323
Towards the generation of mobile device markup from Web pages 333
A framework for e-commerce : its evaluation 343
The impact of e-commerce on transport 353
A GIS Web-based traffic accident information system 363
Self-organising Web portal with evolutionary links panel 373
Web : computing tool, business tool - Malaga firms in a case study 383
Derivation of initial data warehouse structure by mapping operational database on transaction patterns 393
Online consumer response : key variables affecting consumers' value perceptions 403
A French-Australian comparison of attitudes towards security and privacy in modern information technologies 415
Schemes for secure management of digitally produced documents 425
Semantic Web : a personal privacy perspective 435
Privacy issues of using cashless mediums of exchange over the Internet 443
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