Author : Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis
Publisher : Vu University Press Amsterdam
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
The amount of information that is online and potentially relevant to learners is enormous. Finding, selecting and judging relevant online content are important competencies in a world where lifelong learning is becoming a must. In practice, online content is the subject of economic, cultural and language filtering, arising from design features such as browsers, commercial search engines, portals, and intellectual property protected software. Local knowledge becomes more vulnerable and less easy to find on the web. Filtering of online content may affect the mind-map of e-learners and diminish the independence of their opinions in school, university or the industrial workplace. This book highlights the economic, cultural and language filtering of online content.