Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. 1. Information Technologies and Global Learning: Introduction; Joseph Zajda, Donna Gibbs. 2. Abstract Tools and Technologies of Learning: An Evolving Partnership; David Butt et al. 3. E-Learning in Schools: Making Successful Connections Jenny Fergusson, Donna Gibbs, Maree Gosper and Robyn Philip, Macquarie University. 4. What is Needed For Global E-Learning in Higher Education Patrick McAndrew, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. 5. Mobile Learning: The Significance of New Mobile and Wireless Communications Technologies for Education Gerard Goggin, University of Queensland. 6. Connecting Schools to their Communities: The South-East Asian Experience Cher Ping Lim and Mykint Swe Khine (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). 7. Activity Systems and Digital Literacy in Adolescents, José Luis Rodríguez Illera & Mónica Kaechele, Universidad de Barcelona & Universidad Católica de Temuco. 8. Using Online Discussions: Reflections from Teaching in Teacher Education, Anne Scott & Josephine Ryan, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus. 9. Development of IT- infrastructure for Rural Connectivity: A Pro-Poor approach to e-Governance for Rural Development in India Karunamay Subuddhi (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: Mumbai). 10. The Development of Effective Evaluation Methods for E-Learning, Ellen Mandinach. Index.
Examines recent research dealing with ICT, cultural identity and pedagogy
Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of ICT, globalisation and pedagogy
Demonstrates ideological imperatives of technodeterminism affecting cultural identity and pedagogy
Provides strategic education policy analysis on recent developments in information technology and cultural identity research
Gives suggestions for directions in education and policy changes, relevant to democratic and empowering pedagogy in the 21st century