The Internet

The Impact on Our Lives

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739831731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

View: 5800

Explores the issues and controveries surrounding the Internet, including censorship and privacy.

A 21st Century Debate on Science and Religion

Author: Fraser Watts,Harris Wiseman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527500535

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 2493

The progress of modern science and technology has led to remarkable insights into the nature of the universe and of human life. These insights have challenged and transformed former traditional worldviews and narratives. This book explores and addresses the challenges that arise at the interface of science and religion in the 21st century. How does science affect the way that religion is perceived? Do modern scientific findings confirm or invalidate the perspective of faith? How does science lead religious persons to revise the way they understand their faith and its practices? Is a mutually respectful and mutually beneficial dialogue possible between science and faith? Drawing from many disciplines, psychology, theology, philosophy, history, cognitive science, education, this book considers the crucial questions of how science and religion can help shape our worldviews and ways of life today.

The Debate About Terrorist Tactics

Author: David Smith

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3509

Presents case studies and discusses some of the issues that surround the debate on terrorism.

The Media

The Impact on Our Lives

Author: Julian Petley

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739831755

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2296

Discusses the power and influence of the media and explores the consequences of the information revolution.

The Netflix Effect

Technology and Entertainment in the 21st Century

Author: Kevin McDonald,Daniel Smith-Rowsey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501309420

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9145

Netflix is the definitive media company of the 21st century. It was among the first to parlay new Internet technologies into a successful business model, and in the process it changed how consumers access film and television. It is now one of the leading providers of digitally delivered media content and is continually expanding access across a host of platforms and mobile devices. Despite its transformative role, however, Netflix has drawn very little critical attention-far less than competitors such as YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Comcast, and HBO. This collection addresses this gap, as the essays are designed to critically explore the breadth and diversity of Netflix's effect from a variety of different scholarly perspectives, a necessary approach considering the hybrid nature of Netflix, its inextricable links to new models of media production, distribution, viewer engagement and consumer behavior, its relationship to existing media conglomerates and consumer electronics, its capabilities as a web-based service provider and data network, and its reliance on a broader technological infrastructure.

Debates in Citizenship Education

Author: James Arthur,Hilary Cremin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041559765X

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 8606

What are the key issues in Citizenship Education today? Debates in Citizenship Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with and reflect on some of the key topics, concepts and debates that they will have to address throughout their career. It places the specialist field of Citizenship Education in a wider context and aims to enable teachers to reach their own informed judgements and argue their points of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Taking account of recent policy and controversies, expert contributors provide a balance of experience and perspectives and cover a wide range of classic and contemporary topics including: Theoretical Perspectives on Citizenship Education; International Comparative Perspectives on Citizenship Education; Citizenship Education, Race and Community Cohesion; Climate Change and Sustainable Citizenship Education; ICT and Citizenship Education; Ethics and Citizenship Education; Assessment of Citizenship Education. Debates in Citizenship Education is for all student teachers, and practising teachers engaged in CPD or interested in furthering their understanding of teaching in the subject area. Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape your own research and writing, this collection provides an introduction to recent critical thinking and contemporary debates within Citizenship Education.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 464

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

News on the Internet

Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Author: David Tewksbury,Jason Rittenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939306

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9059

Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, but, with the speed of information transmission, the segmentation of news sources, and the rise of citizen journalism, issues of authority, audience, and even the definition of "news" have shifted and become blurred. News on the Internet synthesizes research on developing and current patterns of online news provision with the literature on traditional, offline media to create a conceptual map for understanding the way that public affairs and news are presented and consumed on the internet. Tewksbury and Rittenberg look at the dual role of the internet as a source of authoritative news and as a vehicle for citizens in contemporary democracies to create and share political information. Throughout, they address the tension between the benefits of internet news provision, specifically increased citizen engagement, and the negative, perhaps counterintuitive, effects: the fragmentation of knowledge and polarization of opinion in contemporary democracies. News on the Internet focuses on these points of conflict and contradiction in the online news environment and offers conclusions and predictions for how these phenomena will develop in the future.

School Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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Surveillance

The Impact on Our Lives

Author: Scarlett MccGwire

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739831724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2137

Discusses the issues surrounding surveillance and the right to privacy, including technical developments in the field, information gathering by government agencies, the police, and businesses, and related topics.

The Media

An Introduction

Author: Adam Briggs,Paul Cobley

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582423466

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

View: 9954

This is a fully updated edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction, a collection of specially written essays designed to introduce the study of media. The book enhances its reputation as an original and insightful volume covering the whole spectrum of media. This fully updated and expanded edition offers an accessible factual and theoretical overview of the media industry and is a comprehensive empirical guide to the separate institutions that make up the media. FEATURES 7 An overview of routine practices of the media. 7 An outline of the markets and means of funding of media institutions. 7 A European, global and forward-looking perspective on the media. 7 Fully updated and expanded essays. 7 Two additional new chapters on audiences and reception. 7 Additional new chapter on 'class'. 7 Expanded sections of 'Further Reading', related web resources and stimulants to further study. CONTENTS PART ONE: What are the Media? Comics 7 Publishing Industry 7 Advertising 7 Marketing and Consumer Culture 7 News Agencies 7 Journalism 7 Newspapers and the Press 7 Magazines 7 Radio 7 Television 7 European Cinema 7 Pop Music 7 Industry 7 Technology. PART TWO: 'Outside' the Media. Economics 7 Policy: Models of Media Institutions 7 Media Effects 7 Audience Feedback 7 Active Audiences 7 Impacts and Influences 7 Approaches to Studying the Media PART THREE: 'In' the Media. Sexuality 7 Gender 7 Class 7 Race and Ethnicity 7 Youth 7 Disability 7 Nationality 7 Sport 7 News Production 7 Parliamentary Politics 7 News Photography 7 Pornography and Censorship. Editors Adam Briggs is Principal Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. Paul Cobley is Reader inCommunications at London Guildhall University. Contributors Patrick Barwise, Neil Blain, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Raymond Boyle, Brian Braithwaite, John Corner, Andrew Crisell, Guy Cumberbatch, James Curran, Jessica Evans, Ivor Gaber, David Gordon, Sylvia Harvey, Joke Hermes, Andrew Higson, Patricia Holland, Anne J(TM)ckel, Ray Kent, Jenny Kitzinger, Joanne Lacey, Iain MacRury, Brian McNair, Sarita Malik, Andy Medhurst, Irene Costera Meijer, David Miller, Ralph Negrine, Bill Osgerby, Jerry Palmer, Richard Paterson, TerhIi Rantanen, Roger Sabin, David Saunders, Roy Shuker, Linda Ruth Williams, Liesbet van Zoonen.

Composition in the Digital World

Conversations with 21st Century American Composers

Author: Robert Raines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357048

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 6097

American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age.

Innovative Approaches for Learning and Knowledge Sharing

First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006, Crete, Greece, October 1-4, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Wolfgang Nejdl,Klaus Tochtermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540457771

Category: Education

Page: 726

View: 7821

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2006. The book presents 32 revised full papers, 13 revised short papers and 31 poster papers together with 2 keynote talks. Topics addressed include collaborative learning, personalized learning, multimedia content, semantic web, metadata and learning, workplace learning, learning repositories and infrastructures for learning, as well as experience reports, assessment, and case studies, and more.

Genetics

The Impact on Our Lives

Author: Paul Dowswell

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739831748

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5302

Examines arguments about genetic engineering, discussing both its benefits and potential dangers.

Debating Political Reform in China: Rule of Law vs. Democratization

Rule of Law vs. Democratization

Author: Suisheng Zhao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317473302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1533

The growing disconnect between China's market-oriented economy with its emerging civil society, and the brittle, anacronistic, and authoritarian state has given rise to intense discussion and debate about political reform, not only by Western observers, but also among Chinese intellectuals. While some expect China's political reform to lead to democratization, others have proposed to strengthen the institution of single-party rule and provide it with a solid legal base. This book brings the ongoing debate to life and explores the options for political reform. Offering the perspectives of both Western and Chinese scholars, it presents the controversial argument for building a consultive rule of law regime as an alternative to liberal democracy. It provides several critiques of this thesis, and then tests the thesis through empirical studies on the development of the rule of law in China.

The School Librarian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: School libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7330

Dear Teacher

1001 Teachable Moments for K-3 Classrooms

Author: Martha Brady

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580256

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 6303

The key to authentic learning is capitalizing on teachable momentseither created by the students and/or your current surroundingsin the classroom. Learn to look for and create, rather than wait for, these tremendous learning opportunities as you teach your curriculum with Bradys outstanding resource.