Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet / Edition 1

Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet / Edition 1

by Bettina Fabos
     
 

Are students using the "information" superhighway or are they really on the "commercial" highway? This book offers a rare counterpoint to the generally rosy view of the web, showing how students are contaminated by a hyper-commercialized electronic environment and offering recommendations for taking back the internet for our schools. See more details below

Overview

Are students using the "information" superhighway or are they really on the "commercial" highway? This book offers a rare counterpoint to the generally rosy view of the web, showing how students are contaminated by a hyper-commercialized electronic environment and offering recommendations for taking back the internet for our schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744741
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/19/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Giddy prophesies and commercial ventures : the history of educational media3
2Wiring America's schools30
3Commercial internet strategies make inroads in schools58
4Educators and librarians address the commercialized web79
5A view from the inside99
6Visions of a better internet137
Appendices161
References165
Index174
About the author186

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