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Learning in Information-rich Environments

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781441905789
Author(s): Delia Neuman
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer-verlag New York Inc.
Dimensions: 161 x 0 x 243 (w x l x h)
Pages: 156

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The amount and range of information available to today's students-and indeed to all learners-is unprecedented. Phrases like 'the information revolution', 'the information (or knowledge) society', and 'the knowledge economy' underscore the truism that our society has been transformed by virtually instantaneous access to virtually unlimited information. Thomas Friedman tells us that 'The World Is Flat' and that we must devise new political and economic understandings based on the ceaseless communication of information from all corners of the world. The Bush administration tells us that information relating to the 'war on terrorism' is so critical that we must allow new kinds of surveillance to keep society safe. Teenage subscribers to social-computing networks not only access information but enter text and video images and publish them widely-becoming the first adolescents in history to be creators as well as consumers of vast quantities of information. If the characteristics of 'the information age' demand new conceptions of commerce, national security, and publishing-among other things-it is logical to assume that they carry implications for education as well.
In fact, a good deal has been written over the last several decades about how education as a whole must transform its structure and curriculum to accommodate the possibilities offered by new technologies. Far less has been written, however, about how the specif Please click here to ask a question
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