Handbook Of Research On Individualism And Identity In The Globalized Digital Age

Author by : Topor, F. Sigmund
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Globalization has shifted perspectives on individualism and identity as cultural exchange occurs more rapidly in an age of heightened connectivity. As technology connects those around the world, it too helps to provoke a shift in the autonomy of individuals. The Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate-level students. This book explores and explains how globalization has impacted humans with specific emphasis on education and human development. This research-based publication presents critical perspectives on universal changes that are occurring due to globalization.


Handbook Of Research On Human Development In The Digital Age

Author by : Bryan, Valerie C.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The rapid evolution of technology continuously changes the way people interact, work, and learn. By examining these advances, researchers can further optimize the various opportunities that technology provides. The Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source presenting the latest scholarly research on the impact of technology on the population through different theories and perspectives. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as cyberbullying, mobile technology, and social skills development, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on new trends in technology that impact society.


Open And Social Learning In Impact Communities And Smart Territories

Author by : Oliveira, Lídia
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Impact communities are the places where individuals gather to contribute to the transformation of their territories by disseminating knowledge. As such, it is vital to research the use of open and social learning in contributing to the evolution of impact communities and smart territories. Open and Social Learning in Impact Communities and Smart Territories is an essential reference source that discusses the learning processes in impact communities and in smart territories through case studies and other research methods. Featuring research on topics such as learning processes, smart communities, and social entrepreneurship, this book is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, managers, academicians, and researchers seeking coverage on the concept of impact communities and smart territories.


Handbook Of Research On Examining Global Peacemaking In The Digital Age

Author by : Cook, Bruce L.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Violent behavior has become deeply integrated into modern society and it is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. Examining peacemaking strategies through a critical and academic perspective can assist in resolving violence in societies around the world. The Handbook of Research on Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of peacemaking in media, leadership, and religion. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as human rights, spirituality, and the Summer of Peace, this publication is an ideal resource for policymakers, universities and colleges, graduate-level students, and organizations seeking current research on the application of conflict resolution and international negotiation.


Modern Technologies For Teaching And Learning In Socio Humanitarian Disciplines

Author by : Darinskaia, Larisa Alexandrovna
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Despite the modernization of the educational process both in colleges and universities, the main way of transferring information from teacher to learner remains their personal contact in classrooms and educational literature. One of the effective ways to optimize teaching and learning is the technological approach to the organization of the educational process. Modern Technologies for Teaching and Learning in Socio-Humanitarian Disciplines aims to systematize technologies for teaching social and humanitarian disciplines and discuss educational technologies that the modern teacher can and should possess including tools for person-oriented learning and for setting and achieving learning goals. The content within this publication examines interactive technologies, social educators, and visual storytelling and is designed for educators, researchers, academicians, administrators, and students.


Blockchain Applications In Iot Security

Author by : Patel, Harshita
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Like many other scientific innovations, scientists are looking to protect the internet of things (IoT) from unfortunate losses, theft, or misuse. As one of the current hot trends in the digital world, blockchain technology could be the solution for securing the IoT. Blockchain Applications in IoT Security presents research for understanding IoT-generated data security issues, existing security facilities and their limitations and future possibilities, and the role of blockchain technology. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as cryptocurrency, remote monitoring, and smart computing, this book is ideally designed for security analysts, IT specialists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, academicians, researchers, students, and industry professionals seeking current studies on the limitations and possibilities behind competitive blockchain technologies.


Popular Representations Of America In Non American Media

Author by : Endong, Floribert Patrick C.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Much of what the world knows about the United States of America is constructed and spread through global media. One can hardly find a country where news events involving the U.S.A. do not attract media attention, controversy, or at least invoke some level of critical thought. Popular Representations of America in Non-American Media provides emerging research exploring how non-American media covers and represents the U.S.A. through a critical review that demonstrates how foreign media representations of the country have varied according to periods in history, political leadership, and current ideological and socio-cultural affinities. The publication also conversely examines Americans’ perceptions of foreign media representations of their country. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as neocolonialism, political science, and popular culture, this book is ideally designed for students, scholars, media specialists, policymakers, international relation experts, politicians, and other professionals seeking current research on different perspectives on non-American media’s representation of the U.S.A. and Americans.


Self Directed Learning Strategies In Adult Educational Contexts

Author by : Giuseffi, Francesco G.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Today’s global educational environment includes the emergence of adult learners participating in formal and informal educational encounters for the purposes of professional development or personal enrichment. These learners must possess the conceptual and attitudinal idea of self-directed learning in order to be skilled workers and fulfilled human beings. Self-Directed Learning Strategies in Adult Educational Contexts is a critical scholarly publication that examines the impacts of self-directed learning methods and strategies on adult learning in various formal and informal learning situations and educational encounters. Featuring topics such as andragogy, learning analytics, and educational technologies, this book is geared toward adult educators, administrators, principals, professors, human resource managers, educational professionals, and researchers working in the fields of andragogy, adult learning theory, professional development, instructional technology, and curriculum development.


Practical Perspectives On Educational Theory And Game Development

Author by : Marzullo, Fabio Perez
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The video game market continues to increase, reaching millions of users on a variety of platforms and revealing how engaging and pervasive gaming can be. Games create engagement and offer both entertainment and a powerful way to understand and interact with the world. It is natural that educators see the potential of games as a learning tool that can support students who have difficulties learning and also reinvent it. Practical Perspectives on Educational Theory and Game Development is a critical scholarly resource that combines educational scenarios and game fundamentals in order to improve the way people learn and evolve. The book supports professionals with the creation of strategies for using gamification and game-based learning theory with effectiveness and measured results. Featuring a wide range of topics such as entrepreneurship, gamification, and traditional learning, this book is ideal for academicians, education professionals, curriculum designers, educational game developers, researchers, and students.


Transdisciplinary Perspectives On Risk Management And Cyber Intelligence

Author by : Dall'Acqua, Luisa
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The emergence of artificial intelligence has created a vast amount of advancements within various professional sectors and has transformed the way organizations conduct themselves. The implementation of intelligent systems has assisted with developing traditional processes including decision making, risk management, and security. An area that requires significant attention and research is how these companies are becoming accustomed to computer intelligence and applying this technology to their everyday practices. Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Risk Management and Cyber Intelligence is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of intelligent systems within various professional sectors as well as the exploration of theories and empirical findings. While highlighting topics such as decision making, cognitive science, and knowledge management, this publication explores the management of risk and uncertainty using training exercises, as well as the development of managerial intelligence competency. This book is ideally designed for practitioners, educators, researchers, policymakers, managers, developers, analysts, politicians, and students seeking current research on modern approaches to the analysis and performance of cyber intelligence.


Fpga Algorithms And Applications For The Internet Of Things

Author by : Sharma, Preeti
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : In the research area of computer science, practitioners are constantly searching for faster platforms with pertinent results. With analytics that span environmental development to computer hardware emulation, problem-solving algorithms are in high demand. Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is a promising computing platform that can be significantly faster for some applications and can be applied to a variety of fields. FPGA Algorithms and Applications for the Internet of Things provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of computable algorithms and applications within robotics and electronics development. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as neuroscience, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideally designed for computer science specialists, researchers, professors, and students seeking current research on cognitive analytics and advanced computing.


Modern Perspectives On Virtual Communications And Social Networking

Author by : Thakur, Jyotsana
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : With the prevalence of social media, businesses and other organizations have a growing need to utilize various online media platforms and sites to engage and interact with their potential consumer base. Virtual communities and social networking can provide an effective escape route from the limits imposed by traditional media. Using optimal strategies can lead to more successful outcomes when using these platforms. Modern Perspectives on Virtual Communications and Social Networking provides innovative insights into connection and conversation through internet media that foster trust, commitment, and transparency in business. The content within this publication represents the potential to create virtual bonds with consumers through the observation of buying behavior, social media best practices, and digital marketing strategies. It is designed for business professionals, academicians, consultants, managers, marketers, and researchers and covers topics centered on the use of online media as a method of reaching a wider population.


Cases On Kyosei Practice In Music Education

Author by : Gordon, Richard Keith
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Music and arts education have a long-standing orientation of seeking a practice where everyone interacts and communicates in, and through artistic activities. However, an overspecialized and professionalized stance in arts education diminishes the spirit of playing music together, and leaves little room for creativity during teaching and learning activities. In order to gain a richer and deeper knowledge of music and the arts, interaction and the meaning of creative and humanely kyosei interactions between and among individuals, groups, and institutions must be emphasized. Cases on Kyosei Practice in Music Education is an essential reference source that discusses the meaning and significance of music making as a human and social practice, as well as reflecting creative inquiry into practical aspects of music and arts teaching. Featuring research on topics such as multicultural music, community music, and sociological perspectives, this book is ideally designed for P-12 educators, pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, principles, music instructors, administrators, caregivers, and researchers.


The Bonn Handbook Of Globality

Author by : Ludger Kühnhardt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This two-volume handbook provides readers with a comprehensive interpretation of globality through the multifaceted prism of the humanities and social sciences. Key concepts and symbolizations rooted in and shaped by European academic traditions are discussed and reinterpreted under the conditions of the global turn. Highlighting consistent anthropological features and socio-cultural realities, the handbook gathers coherently structured articles written by 110 professors in the humanities and social sciences at Bonn University, Germany, who initiate a global dialogue on meaningful and sustainable notions of human life in the age of globality. Volume 1 introduces readers to various interpretations of globality, and discusses notions of human development, communication and aesthetics. Volume 2 covers notions of technical meaning, of political and moral order, and reflections on the shaping of globality.


Youth 2 0 Social Media And Adolescence

Author by : Michel Walrave
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book grasps the duality between opportunities and risks which arise from children’s and adolescents’ social media use. It investigates the following main themes, from a multidisciplinary perspective: identity, privacy, risks and empowerment. Social media have become an integral part of young people’s lives. While social media offer adolescents opportunities for identity and relational development, adolescents might also be confronted with some threats. The first part of this book deals with how young people use social media to express their developing identity. The second part revolves around the disclosure of personal information on social network sites, and concentrates on the tension between online self-disclosure and privacy. The final part deepens specific online risks young people are confronted with and suggests solutions by describing how children and adolescents can be empowered to cope with online risks. By emphasizing these different, but intertwined topics, this book provides a unique overview of research resulting from different academic disciplines such as Communication Studies, Education, Psychology and Law. The outstanding researchers that contribute to the different chapters apply relevant theories, report on topical research, discuss practical solutions and reveal important emerging issues that could lead future research agendas.


The Digital Coloniality Of Power

Author by : Alexander I. Stingl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : This book makes trouble: it explores the reality that digital culture is largely an extension of an older coloniality of power of the global north. It suggests a line of inquiry for the social sciences to reflect on their own imperial role and develop a contemporary critical and pragmatic scope, shifting their gaze from problems to opportunities.


Handbook Of Research On Foreign Language Education In The Digital Age

Author by : Wang, Congcong
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 28
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Description : The role of technology in the learning process can offer significant contributions to help meet the increasing needs of students. In the field of language acquisition, new possibilities for instructional methods have emerged from the integration of such innovations. The Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age presents a comprehensive examination of emerging technological tools being utilized within second language learning environments. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, multidisciplinary perspectives, and technical trends, this book is a crucial reference source for professionals, curriculum designers, researchers, and upper-level students interested in the benefits of technology-assisted language acquisition.


Handbook Of Research On Learning Outcomes And Opportunities In The Digital Age

Author by : Wang, Victor C.X.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 12
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Description : Education and learning opportunities bring about the potential for individual and national advancement. As learners move away from traditional scholarly media and toward technology-based education, students gain an advantage with technology in learning about their world and how to interact with modern society. The Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age provides expert research relating to recent technological advancements, technology and learning assessments, and the effects of technology on learning environments, making it a crucial reference source for researchers, scholars, and professors in various fields.


Organizational Leadership For The Fourth Industrial Revolution Emerging Research And Opportunities

Author by : Smith, Peter A.C.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Digital technology has transformed business and management methodology in the modern era. As technologies continue to evolve and change, designing a platform for business architecture requires flexibility and practicality. Organizational Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides the latest research on the approaches to dealing successfully with newly emerging digital technologies and the dynamic complexity leaders are facing now and in the future. While highlighting topics such as business architecture, interactive planning, and strategic capital, this book explores the implications of technologies on business and leadership as well as the development of leadership methods and applications. This book is an important resource for professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, and managers seeking current research on leadership and business advancement in the digital era.


Handbook Of Research On Identity Theory In Marketing

Author by : Americus Reed II
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Total Read : 93
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Description : The Handbook of Research on Identity Theory in Marketing features cutting-edge research that delves into the origins and consequences of identity loyalty and organizes these insights around five basic identity principles that span nearly every consumer marketing subdomain. This Handbook is a comprehensive and state of the art treatment of identity and marketing: An authoritative and practical guide for academics, brand managers, marketers, public policy advocates and even intellectually curious consumers.


Optimizing Instructional Design Methods In Higher Education

Author by : Vovides, Yianna
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 70
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Description : Higher learning has seen an increase in web-based distance education programs, which coincides with advancements made in educational technologies. As these programs are on the rise, it becomes increasingly more important to ensure that instructional designers are prepared to accommodate the needs of these academic institutions. Developing a culture of collaboration through the optimization of instructional design methods is part of the profession’s identity but has gotten overshadowed by the pressures of thinking of courses as products. Optimizing Instructional Design Methods in Higher Education is an essential reference source that discusses the importance of collaboration, training, and the use of new and existing models in supporting instructional designers to formalize and optimize curriculum development in higher education. It covers the importance of adapting, adjusting, and re-evaluating models based on learner needs in relation to both the process of learning and outcomes. Featuring research on topics such as human resource development, academic programs, and faculty development, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, researchers, and administrators seeking coverage to support design thinking and innovation that encourages student learning.


Education In Cyberspace

Author by : Sian Bayne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 60
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Description : The use of online learning environments is now widespread, and there is a wealth of literature providing practical advice on how to teach online, develop courses and ensure effective pedagogical practice. What has been frequently overlooked is the insight offered by cyberspace theory, which considers broader social, cultural and theoretical contexts within which new technologies and learning models are situated. This book provides a fresh perspective on current thinking in e-learning. It challenges orthodox assumptions about the role of technology in the teaching and learning of the future, and explores more varied and wider-reaching conceptual frameworks for learning in cyberspace. Featuring the contributions of respected and experienced experts with a wide range of perspectives, Education in Cyberspace will be valued by anyone closely involved in the theory of e-learning and education.


The Handbook Of Critical Literacies

Author by : Jessica Zacher Pandya
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Handbook of Critical Literacies aims to answer the timely question: what are the social responsibilities of critical literacy academics, researchers, and teachers in today’s world? Critical literacies are classically understood as ways to interrogate texts and contexts to address injustices and they are an essential literacy practice. Organized into thematic and regional sections, this handbook provides substantive definitions of critical literacies across fields and geographies, surveys of critical literacy work in over 23 countries and regions, and overviews of research, practice, and conceptual connections to established and emerging theoretical frameworks. The chapters on global critical literacy practices include research on language acquisition, the teaching of literature and English language arts, Youth Participatory Action Research, environmental justice movements, and more. This pivotal handbook enables new and established researchers to position their studies within highly relevant directions in the field and engage, organize, disrupt, and build as we work for more sustainable social and material relations. A groundbreaking text, this handbook is a definitive resource and an essential companion for students, researchers, and scholars in the field.


Evolution Of Software Defined Networking Foundations For Iot And 5g Mobile Networks

Author by : Kumar, Sunil
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : 5G is the upcoming generation of the wireless network that will be the advanced version of 4G LTE+ providing all the features of a 4G LTE network and connectivity for IoT devices with faster speed and lower latency. The 5G network is going to be a service-oriented network, connecting billions of IoT devices and mobile phones through the wireless network, and hence, it needs a special emphasis on security. Security is the necessary enabler for the continuity of the wireless network business, and in 5G, network security for IoT devices is the most important aspect. As IoT is gaining momentum, people can remotely operate or instruct their network devices. Therefore, there is a need for robust security mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access to the devices. Evolution of Software-Defined Networking Foundations for IoT and 5G Mobile Networks is a collection of innovative research on the security challenges and prevention mechanisms in high-speed mobile networks. The book explores the threats to 5G and IoT and how to implement effective security architecture for them. While highlighting topics including artificial intelligence, mobile technology, and ubiquitous computing, this book is ideally designed for cybersecurity experts, network providers, computer scientists, communication technologies experts, academicians, students, and researchers.


Handbook Of Research On Narrative Interactions

Author by : Yilmaz, Recep
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 49
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Description : Our understanding of the concept of narrative has undergone a significant transformation over time, particularly today as new communication technologies are developed and popularized. As new narrative genres are born and old ones undergo great change by the minute, a thorough understanding can shed light on which storytelling elements work best in what format. That deep understanding can then help build strong, satisfying stories. The Handbook of Research on Narrative Interactions is an essential publication that examines the relationships between types of narratives in a shifting and widening scope of storytelling forms. While highlighting a wide range of topics including contemporary culture, advertising, and transmedia storytelling, this book is ideally designed for media professionals, content creators, advertisers, entrepreneurs, researchers, academicians, and students.


Optimizing Human Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies

Author by : Cipolla-Ficarra, Francisco
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The ways in which humans communicate with one another is constantly evolving. Technology plays a large role in this evolution via new methods and avenues of social and business interaction. Optimizing Human-Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies is a primary reference source featuring the latest scholarly perspectives on technological breakthroughs in user operation and the processes of communication in the digital era. Including a number of topics such as health information technology, multimedia, and social media, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, technology developers, and researchers seeking current research on technology’s role in communication.


Practice Based And Practice Led Research For Dissertation Development

Author by : Throne, Robin
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The number of practice-based or practice-led doctorate programs continues to grow across the U.S. Doctoral students who seek a terminal practitioner doctorate typically conduct practice-based research within the dissertation research used as the culmination of the degree program. These terminally degreed graduates return to educational practice to improve practice, impact innovation, and solve the complex problems of practice through research-based decision making. Practice-Based and Practice-Led Research for Dissertation Development provides the most current research, innovation, and insights into practice-based research conducted within U.S. practitioner doctorate programs across fields that include management, education, computer science, health sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. The book illustrates the latest uses of practitioner research and highlights current findings for the dissemination and use of practice-based and practice-led research within these settings. Covering topics that include self-inquiry methods, action research, and high-impact writing support, this book is an ideal reference source for doctoral scholars, doctoral research supervisors, faculty, program deans, higher education leadership, and doctorate program developers.


Education In Cyberspace

Author by : Ray Land
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 71
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Description : The use of online learning environments is now widespread, and there is a wealth of literature providing practical advice on how to teach online, develop courses and ensure effective pedagogical practice. What has been frequently overlooked is the insight offered by cyberspace theory, which considers broader social, cultural and theoretical contexts within which new technologies and learning models are situated. This book provides a fresh perspective on current thinking in e-learning. It challenges orthodox assumptions about the role of technology in the teaching and learning of the future, and explores more varied and wider-reaching conceptual frameworks for learning in cyberspace. Featuring the contributions of respected and experienced experts with a wide range of perspectives, Education in Cyberspace will be valued by anyone closely involved in the theory of e-learning and education.


Japanese Cinema In The Digital Age

Author by : Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Total Read : 85
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Description : Digital technology has transformed cinema’s production, distribution, and consumption patterns and pushed contemporary cinema toward increasingly global markets. In the case of Japanese cinema, a once moribund industry has been revitalized as regional genres such as anime and Japanese horror now challenge Hollywood’s preeminence in global cinema. In her rigorous investigations of J-horror, personal documentary, anime, and ethnic cinema, Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano deliberates on the role of the transnational in bringing to the mainstream what were formerly marginal B-movie genres. She argues persuasively that convergence culture, which these films represent, constitutes Japan’s response to the variegated flows of global economics and culture. With its timely analysis of new modes of production emerging from the struggles of Japanese filmmakers and animators to finance and market their work in a post-studio era, this book holds critical implications for the future of other national cinemas fighting to remain viable in a global marketplace. As academics in film and media studies prepare a wholesale shift toward a transnational perspective of film, Wada-Marciano cautions against jettisoning the entire national cinema paradigm. Discussing the technological advances and the new cinematic flows of consumption, she demonstrates that while contemporary Japanese film, on the one hand, expresses the transnational as an object of desire (i.e., a form of total cosmopolitanism), on the other hand, that desire is indeed inseparable from Japan’s national identity. Drawing on a substantial number of interviews with auteur directors such as Kore’eda Hirokazu, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, and Kawase Naomi, and incisive analysis of select film texts, this compelling, original work challenges the presumption that Hollywood is the only authentically “global” cinema.