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Overview


Watch IT is an examination of several critical issues in the potential of new information technology (IT) for education. IT, already central to many aspects of our lives, is rapidly becoming an integral part of teaching and learning. This book takes a close look at the positive and negative consequences of new technologies in the classroom. In a series of interrelated essays, the authors explore such issues as access, credibility, new approaches to reading and writing, the glut of information, privacy, censorship, commercialization, and globalization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813390826
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Nicholas C. Burbules is professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thomas A. Callister, Jr. is associate professor and chair of the Department of Education at Whitman College, in Washington State. They have published numerous articles, together and separately, on education and technology issues. Nicholas C. Burbules is professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thomas A. Callister, Jr. is associate professor and chair of the Department of Education at Whitman College, in Washington State. They have published numerous articles, together and separately, on education and technology issues.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Risky Promises and Promising Risks of New Information Technologies for Education 1
Dilemmas of Access and Credibility: Access for Whom? Access to What? 19
Hypertext: Knowledge at the Crossroads 41
Critically Reading the Internet 71
Misinformation, Malinformation, Messed-Up Information, and Mostly Useless Information: Is Censorship the Best Response? 95
Surveillance and Privacy: Can Technology Protect What Technology Takes Away? 121
Information for Sale: Commercialization and the Educational Potential of the Internet 137
What Kind of Community Can the Internet Be? 153
Index 183
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