Category Archives: Digital culture

Digital Democracy – The tools transforming political engagement

Democratic institutions today look much as they have done for decades, if not centuries. The Houses of Parliament, the US Congress, and some of the West’s oldest parliaments are largely untouched by successive waves of new technology. We still live in a … Continue reading

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Digital Social Innovation

We are setting up a network of organizations that use the Internet for the social good. Explore 1007 organizations with 633 collaborative research and innovation projects. “Digital Social Innovation is a type of collaborative innovation in which innovators, users, and … Continue reading

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Critical Digital Studies: A Reader

Critical Digital Studies: A Reader is about technology and society, from the potential of digital devices to shape the ways in which we understand the world and communicate with one another to the yet-unexplored implications of technological innovations — mobile … Continue reading

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Creating the digital humanities

“With the emergence of the Web as the defining public space of our era, the preconditions have become available to think boldly about reshaping the arts and humanities fields in ways that permit the building of bigger pictures,” said Schnapp. … Continue reading

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Digital Habitats – Stewarding Technology for Communities

Technology has changed what it means for communities to “be together.” Digital tools are now part of most communities’ habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for communities. Whether you want … Continue reading

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Broadband, Social Networks, and Mobility Have Spawned a New Kind of Learner

Students are different today because of technology. Every educator knows this, of course, but this change is about much more than agile thumbs, shriveling attention spans, and OMG’d vocabularies. According the Pew Research Center, the combination of widespread access to … Continue reading

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Reading a book versus a screen: Different reading devices, different modes of reading?

A book or a screen – which of these two offers more reading comfort? There are no disadvantages to reading from electronic reading devices compared with reading printed texts. “E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be e-literate?

Teachers need to meet students half way and embrace the changing literacies of a digital age. To get pupils motivated to learn about ICT and computers – and they should, because we live in a world where almost every type … Continue reading

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Education for a Digital World – Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe

Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as … Continue reading

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Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media

While large-scale surveys have documented the types of media to which 5–9-year-olds are devoting increasing amounts of time, we know less about how and why they are using these media and what they might be learning as a result. This … Continue reading

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