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Digital Outcasts

Digital Outcasts Book
Author : Kel Smith
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-03-18
ISBN : 0124047130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family. With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design. Gain a better understanding of how people with disabilities use technology Discover pitfalls and approaches to help you stay current in your UX practices Anticipate a future in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds

The Evolving Landscape of Ethical Digital Technology

The Evolving Landscape of Ethical Digital Technology Book
Author : Simon Rogerson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-09-17
ISBN : 1000433420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a world that is awash in ubiquitous technology, even the least tech-savvy know that we must take care how that technology affects individuals and society. That governments and organizations around the world now focus on these issues, that universities and research institutes in many different languages dedicate significant resources to study the issues, and that international professional organizations have adopted standards and directed resources toward ethical issues in technology is in no small part the result of the work of Simon Rogerson. – Chuck Huff, Professor of Social Psychology at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota In 1995, Apple launched its first WWW server, Quick Time On-line. It was the year Microsoft released Internet Explorer and sold 7 million copies of Windows 95 in just 2 months. In March 1995, the author Simon Rogerson opened the first ETHICOMP conference with these words: We live in a turbulent society where there is social, political, economic and technological turbulence ... it is causing a vast amount of restructuring within all these organisations which impacts on individuals, which impacts on the way departments are set up, organisational hierarchies, job content, span of control, social interaction and so on and so forth. ... Information is very much the fuel of modern technological change. Almost anything now can be represented by the technology and transported to somewhere else. It's a situation where the more information a computer can process, the more of the world it can actually turn into information. That may well be very exciting, but it is also very concerning. That could be describing today. More than 25 years later, these issues are still at the forefront of how ethical digital technology can be developed and utilised. This book is an anthology of the author’s work over the past of 25 years of pioneering research in digital ethics. It is structured into five themes: Journey, Process, Product, Future and Education. Each theme commences with an introductory explanation of the papers, their relevance and their interrelationship. The anthology finishes with a concluding chapter which summarises the key messages and suggests what might happen in the future. Included in this chapter are insights from some younger leading academics who are part of the community charged with ensuring that ethical digital technology is realised.

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations Book
Author : Jannick Schou,Morten Hjelholt
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-04-13
ISBN : 3319762915
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a study of governmental digitalization, an increasingly important area of policymaking within advanced capitalist states. It dives into a case study of digitalization efforts in Denmark, fusing a national policy study with local institutional analysis. Denmark is often framed as an international forerunner in terms of digitalizing its public sector and thus provides a particularly instructive setting for understanding this new political instrument. Advancing a cultural political economic approach, Schou and Hjelholt argue that digitalization is far from a quick technological fix. Instead, this area must be located against wider transformations within the political economy of capitalist states. Doing so, the book excavates the political roots of digitalization and reveals its institutional consequences. It shows how new relations are being formed between the state and its citizens. Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations pushes for a renewed approach to governmental digitalization and will be of interest to scholars working in the intersections of critical political economy, state theory and policy studies.

Theorizing Digital Divides

Theorizing Digital Divides Book
Author : Massimo Ragnedda,Glenn W. Muschert
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN : 1315455315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches. To move forward to a greater understanding of the nuanced dynamics of digital inequality, we need the theoretical lenses to interpret the meaning of what has been observed as digital inequality. This volume examines and explains the phenomenon of digital divides and digital inequalities from a theoretical perspective. Indeed, with there being a limited amount of theoretical research on the digital divide so far, Theorizing Digital Divides seeks to collect and analyse different perspectives and theoretical approaches in analysing digital inequalities, and thus propose a nuanced approach to study the digital divide. Exploring theories from diverse perspectives within the social sciences whilst presenting clear examples of how each theory is applied in digital divide research, this book will appeal to scholars and undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in sociology of inequality, digital culture, Internet studies, mass communication, social theory, sociology, and media studies.

Wasted

Wasted Book
Author : Georgia Gould
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2015-03-05
ISBN : 1405522291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Young people growing up in Britain today face a narrowing job market, high housing costs and the prospect of a lifetime of hard work with less reward. The ideas of social responsibility that arose after the Second World War are straining under the demands of a globalised world. Too often public debate divides Britain's youth into the 'feral rats' of the London riots and the 'posh boys' of Eton. Business leaders rail at the entitled and unemployable young people they are asked to give jobs to, politicians complain about apathetic teens and commentators devote endless column inches to the issue of a 'self-obsessed' generation. Georgia Gould travelled across the UK to uncover the values, aspirations and challenges of young Brits, from job seekers in Bradford and working-class families in Glasgow's Easterhouse estate, to student protesters at Sussex University and young entrepreneurs in London such as YouTube sensation Jamal Edwards. If we show young people that we trust them with the future of our country, we will find that they are ready to rise to the challenge. This timely work points the way towards a new social contract and gives a voice to young Britain. http://bit.ly/YoungBritain

Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies Best Practices for Information Professionals

Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies  Best Practices for Information Professionals Book
Author : Nicole Hennig
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-06-21
ISBN : 1440854416
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ever-increasing acceleration of technological change demands that today's information professionals and educators not only be constantly acquiring new knowledge and skills, but also that they cultivate the ability to make sound judgments on which technologies to embrace. If you are grappling with information overload and wondering how you can keep up, this guide is for you. • Helps information specialists create a strategy for keeping up with new technologies and for making informed judgments on which technologies to test and integrate into library services • Provides ideas for designing curriculum for an education technology specialist career track in library school • Gives those who are preparing to interview for a technology specialist position a reliable guide for professional growth • Identifies which types of resources are most helpful for keeping up with new technologies

The End of Online Shopping

The End of Online Shopping Book
Author : Jongen Wijnand
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 1999-01-05
ISBN : 9813274565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Retail is going through difficult times and is suffering the consequences of both the economic crisis and the digitization of society. Fundamentally, there is a bigger problem: stores cannot keep up with the changing behavior of customers who are connected 24/7, customers for whom there is no distinction between online and offline. The End of Online Shopping: The Future of New Retail in an Always Connected World describes how the smart, the sharing, the circular, and the platform economy are shaping a new era of always connected retail. Retailers urgently need to innovate if they want to stay relevant in a world dominated by marketplaces and sharing platforms. The book contains inspiring examples from different industries -- which include the usual suspects such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Google, but also local startups -- and covers all aspects of the customer journey, from orientation and selection to delivery. The End of Online Shopping provides an excellent overview of shopping trends and developments worldwide, and offers readers indispensable insights into the future of retail.

eQuality

eQuality Book
Author : Peter Blanck
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-09-22
ISBN : 1107051800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the struggle for disability rights, with a focus on Web equality for people with cognitive disabilities.

Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children

Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children Book
Author : Rebecca Howard,Mary Mayesky
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2022-04-11
ISBN : 0357630661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Twelfth Edition, is written for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of creative and aesthetic development, the importance of arts experiences in childhood, supporting creativity in children, expanding creative approaches to teaching and integrating creativity across the curriculum. Whether you're an early childhood teacher, caregiver or administrator or a pre-service or in-service pre-K to Grade 5 teacher, this text is an invaluable resource you can turn to again and again. Covering a wide range of content areas encountered in early childhood and elementary classrooms, the text promotes creativity in children and encourages you to exercise your own creativity. The research-based theoretical foundation is applied through hundreds of practical activities. Updated throughout, the Twelfth Edition features research into theories of brain development and their application to daily practice, new topics in the Spotlight and Think About It features, recommendations for children’s books that support activities and exploration and current information regarding the use of digital technology. The authors have more thoroughly integrated culturally responsive practice throughout the text, including broader consideration of how to accommodate and adapt activities and experiences for children with special needs or non-typical development. In addition, chapters have been reorganized to reflect a more natural sequence of topics to help you master even complex concepts more readily. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Context Policies And Changes In Singapore Beyond The First 50 Years

Social Context  Policies  And Changes In Singapore  Beyond The First 50 Years Book
Author : Intan Azura Mokhtar,Yaacob Ibrahim
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2022-03-02
ISBN : 9811247765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a collection of essays by thought and advocacy leaders, policymakers, and academics in Singapore who have been and are in positions of influence in shaping social policies, and hence the social context, in the country. These essays are meant to initiate discussion, promote debate and broaden understanding of the social issues at play, the challenges faced, and the trade-offs involved in enhancing social policies, strengthening the social compact, and shaping the social context in Singapore.This is done through addressing issues and challenges in (1) Government and Civil Society; (2) Education; (3) Employability and Employment; (4) Social and Family Development; (5) Demographics and Social Spending; (6) Healthcare and Healthcare Financing; (7) Urban Planning and the Environment; (8) Disruptions, New Technologies and Smart Nation.It is hoped this book will be useful for students of sociology, social policy or public policy, as they discuss the dynamics and trade-offs involved in planning, shaping and implementing social and public policies in Singapore. This book also hopes to inform and initiate dialogues among Singaporeans on the social issues and challenges we face in our city-state and which we have to collectively address as a nation.

Discrimination Copyright and Equality

Discrimination  Copyright and Equality Book
Author : Paul Harpur
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-04-03
ISBN : 1108210570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While equality laws operate to enable access to information, these laws have limited power over the overriding impact of market forces and copyright laws that focus on restricting access to information. Technology now creates opportunities for everyone in the world, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, to be able to access the written word – yet the print disabled are denied reading equality, and have their access to information limited by laws protecting the mainstream use and consumption of information. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the World Intellectual Property Organization's Marrakesh Treaty have swept in a new legal paradigm. This book contributes to disability rights scholarship, and builds on ideas of digital equality and rights to access in its analysis of domestic disability anti-discrimination, civil rights, human rights, constitutional rights, copyright and other equality measures that promote and hinder reading equality.

Migrating Through the Web

Migrating Through the Web Book
Author : Nicole Braida
Publisher : transcript Verlag
Release : 2022-03-31
ISBN : 3839460395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How to study a media object on the web that is at the same time a documentary, a reportage, and a game which combines both fiction and non-fiction elements? Nicole Braida digs into the discursive and material structures and infrastructures of serious games, text-adventures, newsgames, interactive maps, and data visualizations, in which refugees and migrants become the subject of humanitarian discourse. Although the goal is to arouse empathy towards migrants, these »interactive practices« distinguish who is vulnerable and who is not. It supports the idea of a »migratory crisis«, which, the author argues, is actually the symptom of a deeper crisis of the humanitarian system itself.

Apps for Librarians Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate Create and Engage

Apps for Librarians  Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate  Create  and Engage Book
Author : Nicole Hennig
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-09-24
ISBN : 1610695313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can your library—and your patrons—benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities. • Describes the most important, high-quality mobile apps in specific topic areas of interest to librarians • Provides examples of how these apps are useful for education, creativity, and productivity for all types of users, including those with special needs • Supplies a detailed checklist of what information to include when reviewing apps • Includes an extensive resource guide to books, blogs, websites, courses, and other sources for keeping up with mobile apps • Provides notes on app functionality, features, price, and developer as well as any pertinent limitations

Transnationalism Activism Art

Transnationalism  Activism  Art Book
Author : Kit Dobson,Áine McGlynn
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1442643196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Banksy is known worldwide for his politically subversive works of art, but he is far from the only artist whose creations are infused with internationally relevant, activist themes. How else can the arts help activate citizen participation in social justice movements? Moreover, what is the role of culture in a globalizing world? Transnationalism, Activism, Art goes beyond Banksy by investigating how the three complementary political, social, and cultural phenomena listed in the title interact in the twenty-first century. Renowned and emerging critics use current theory on cultural production and politics to illuminate case studies of various media, including film, literature, visual art, and performance, in their multiple manifestations, from electronic dance music to Wikileaks to bestselling poetry collections. By addressing how these artistic media are used to enact citizen participation in social justice movements, the volume makes important connections between such participation and scholarly study of globalization and transnationalism.

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies Book
Author : Ian Brittain,Aaron Beacom
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-15
ISBN : 1137479019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary issues that define the contours of the Paralympic Movement generally and the Paralympic Games more specifically. It addresses conceptualisations of disability sport, explores the structure of the Paralympic Movement and considers key political strategic and governance issues which have shaped its development. The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies is written by a range of international authors, a number of whom are senior strategists as well as academics, and explores legacy themes through case studies of recent Paralympic games. Written in the wake of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, it provides an assessment of contemporary challenges faced by the International Paralympic Committee and other key stakeholders in the Paralympic Movement. Its critical assessment of approaches to branding, classification, social inclusion and technological advances makes this handbook a valuable resource for undergraduate study across a range of sport and disability related programmes, as well as a point of reference for researchers and policy makers.

Development Challenges South South Solutions May 2011 Issue

Development Challenges  South South Solutions  May 2011 Issue Book
Author : David South, Writer
Publisher : DSConsulting
Release : 2015-02-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006.

Covid 19 in Asia

Covid 19 in Asia Book
Author : Victor V. Ramraj
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0197553834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is an edited collection of original essays on Asia's legal and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in a matter of months, swept around the globe, infecting millions. These jurisdiction- specific case studies and cross-cutting thematic essays cover five topics: first wave containment measures; emergency powers; technology, science, and expertise; politics, religion, and governance; and economy, climate, and sustainability.

Young People s Play Wellbeing and Learning

Young People s Play  Wellbeing and Learning Book
Author : Dimitra Hartas
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-21
ISBN : 3030600017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the shifting geographies and contexts of children's play and learning. The author examines both free and guided play through the lenses of class, gender and disability, drawing links between face-to-face and online interactions. As young people increasingly spend time in virtual environments it is important to adjust understandings of how, and when, they engage with learning. The book examines play as a continuum of activities and peer interactions, interrogating what it takes to bridge the gap between academic and wellbeing goals for children with disabilities and disadvantage, as well as those at the intersection with other markers of difference (e.g. gender and race). It will be of interest and value to scholars of play and education, as well as those working with disabled or disadvantaged children.

Embodying Data

Embodying Data Book
Author : Qi Li
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-19
ISBN : 9811550697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book investigates a new interactive data visualisation concept that employs traditional Chinese aesthetics as a basis for exploring contemporary digital technological contexts. It outlines the aesthetic approach, which draws on non-Western aesthetic concepts, specifically the Yijing and Taoist cosmological principles, and discusses the development of data-based digital practices within a theoretical framework that combines traditional Taoist ideas with the digital humanities. The book also offers a critique of the Western aesthetics underpinning data visualisation, in particular the Kantian sublime, which prioritises the experience of power over the natural world viewed at a distance. Taoist philosophy, in contrast, highlights the integration of the surface of the body and the surface of nature as a Taoist body, rather than promoting an opposition of mind and body. The book then explores the transformational potential between the human body and technology, particularly in creating an aesthetic approach spanning traditional Chinese aesthetics and gesture-based technology. Representing a valuable contribution to the digital humanities, the book helps readers understand data-based artistic practices, while also bringing the ideas of traditional Chinese aesthetics to Western audiences. In addition, it will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of digital art and data visualisation seeking new models.

Development Challenges South South Solutions March 2011 Issue

Development Challenges  South South Solutions  March 2011 Issue Book
Author : David South, Writer
Publisher : DSConsulting
Release : 2015-02-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006.