Pandora's Box

Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age

Author: Andrew A. Adams,Rachel McCrindle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470065532

Category: Computers

Page: 666

View: 9249


Computing technology is constantly evolving and changing, developing and consolidating its position as a vital component of our lives. It no longer plays a minor part in society – it is embedded in, and affects, all aspects of life, from education to healthcare to war. Dealing with the implications of this is a major challenge, and one that can impact upon us, both personally and professionally. As a consequence, it is vital that all in the computing industry make wise decisions regarding their conduct. Using case studies and discussion topics drawn from entertaining real world examples, Pandora’s Box examines the background of a wide range of vital contemporary issues, encouraging readers to examine the social, legal and ethical challenges they will face in their own careers. Written in an engaging style and packed with international examples, this book addresses topics which have come to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years, such as online crime, piracy and peer to peer file sharing. Comprehensive coverage is provided of digital entertainment, censorship and privacy issues, presenting a rich source of context in which to consider ethical matters. Suitable for students on computer science degree programmes, as well as those taking IT related modules on other courses which consider the impact of technology on 21st century living, Pandora’s Box is an essential read and a unique and timely textbook.

Understanding the Interactive Digital Media Marketplace: Frameworks, Platforms, Communities and Issues

Frameworks, Platforms, Communities and Issues

Author: Sharma, Ravi S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161350148X

Category: Computers

Page: 427

View: 8365


Increasingly, multimedia content—from music, movies, games, news, books, and digital art to sharable educational material, e-government services, and e-health services—is delivered over broadband networks. With technological advances, cloud computing applications, and social networking approaches, many exciting applications are emerging to deliver this content as Interactive Digital Media (IDM). Understanding the Interactive Digital Media Marketplace: Frameworks, Platforms, Communities and Issues presents the results of a large, industry-oriented, multi-national research program. This research seeks to discover usable business models, technology platforms, market strategies and policy frameworks for the emerging global digital economy, particularly for digital media researchers and industry entrepreneurs who wish to reach users around the world.

Shaping the University of the Future

Using Technology to Catalyse Change in University Learning and Teaching

Author: Stephen James Marshall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811076200

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 9898


This book focuses on developing an understanding of the complex interplay of forces acting on individual universities and higher education systems to enable leaders and practitioners to take purposeful and strategic action. It explores the challenging landscape of higher education and the pressures that are reshaping the university as a societal institution, describing the complex interplay of technological, sociological, political and economic forces driving change. The issues analysed are global in scope, reflecting the diversity of contexts, but also the common nature of the challenges facing institutions individually and collectively. The analysis draws on the lessons learnt and evidence from over fifty organisational case studies undertaken by the author over the past decade, exploring organisational change in higher education institutions in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, and on his engagement as president of the ACODE organisation with colleagues responsible for learning technological change in Australasia. The book helps institutions respond to technological change purposefully, in ways that build upon a clear understanding of the complex nature of the existing institution, its students and the organisational context.

The Routledge Handbook of Events

Author: Stephen Page,Joanne Connell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136637028

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 570

View: 6845


The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on the evolution of the subject. It is the first major study to examine what events is as a discipline in the twenty-first century, its significance in contemporary society and growth as a mainstream subject area. The book is divided in to five inter-related sections. Section one evaluates the evolution of events as a discipline and defines what events studies is. Section two critically reviews the relationship between events and other disciplines such as tourism and sport. Section three focuses on the management of events, section four evaluates the impacts of events from varying political, social and environmental perspectives and section five examines the future direction of growth in event-related education and research. It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Events Studies, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Security and Privacy

Author: Joseph Savirimuthu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351901427

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 2213


During the last decade in particular the levels of critical engagement with the challenges posed for privacy by the new technologies have been on the rise. Many scholars have continued to explore the big themes in a manner which typifies the complex interplay between privacy, identity, security and surveillance. This level of engagement is both welcome and timely, particularly in a climate of growing public mistrust of State surveillance activities and business predisposition to monetize information relating to the online activities of users. This volume is informed by the range of discussions currently conducted at scholarly and policy levels. The essays illustrate the value of viewing privacy concerns not only in terms of the means by which information is communicated but also in terms of the political processes that are inevitably engaged and the institutional, regulatory and cultural contexts within which meanings regarding identity and security are constituted.

Human services in the age of new technology

harmonising social work and computerisation

Author: David Phillips,Yitzhak Berman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9781859721285

Category: Political Science

Page: 151

View: 9855


Part One of the book sets the scene. The first chapter discusses the reasons why computerisation has been so unsuccessful in the past and then explores a range of issues which need to be addressed in the future if computerization is to be successful. Chapter II looks at personal responses among social workers and investigates different responses from social work agencies.Part Two deals with conceptual, organisational and policy issues. Chapter III tackles the issues of identity and education: What is IT? What is social work? and what is the relationship between them? Chapter IV briefly dips into organisational theory and then explores the difficulties and contradictions of computerising a hybrid, part rational, part natural systems organizational structure. Policy issues are explored in Chapter V.Part III is explicitly practical. Chapter VI deals with the implementation of information technology in the social services: management issues; staff involvement; resource requirements; and information needs. Finally, chapter VII looks at IT in action in the social services, explicitly exploring IT innovations of direct use to social work practice which are up and running and of demonstrable benefit.

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media

Author: Richard Holliman,Elizabeth Whitelegg,Eileen Scanlon,Sam Smidt,Jeff Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7835


Sections include: Engaging with public engagement, Researching public engagement, Studying science in popular media, Mediating science news, Communicating science in popular media and Examining audiences for popular science.

American Archival Studies

Readings in Theory and Practice

Author: Randall C. Jimerson,Society of American Archivists

Publisher: Society of Amer Archivists


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 657

View: 8895



The American Archivist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archives

Page: N.A

View: 4449


Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications."