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The Resource Let them eat data : how computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability, C.A. Bowers

Let them eat data : how computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability, C.A. Bowers

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Let them eat data : how computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability
Title
Let them eat data
Title remainder
how computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability
Statement of responsibility
C.A. Bowers
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Subject
Language
eng
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Bowers, C. A
Dewey number
303.48/34
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
B68 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Computers and civilization
  • Education
  • COMPUTERS
  • EDUCATION
  • Computers and civilization
  • Education
  • Mens-computer-interactie
  • Cyberspace
  • Internationalisatie
Summary expansion
Do computers foster cultural diversity? Ecological sustainability? In our age of high-tech euphoria we seem content to leave tough questions like these to the experts. That dangerous inclination is at the heart of this important examination of the commercial and educational trends that have left us so uncritically optimistic about global computing. Contrary to the attitudes that have been marketed and taught to us, says C.A. Bowers, the fact is that computers operate on a set of Western cultural assumptions and a market economy that drives consumption. Our indoctrination includes the view of global computing innovations as inevitable and on a par with social progress--a perspective dismayingly suggestive of the mindset that engendered the vast cultural and ecological disruptions of the industrial revolution and world colonialism. In Let Them Eat Data Bowers discusses important issues that have fallen into the gap between our perceptions and the realities of global computing, including the misuse of the theory of evolution to justify and legitimate the global spread of computers, and the ecological and cultural implications of unmooring knowledge from its local contexts as it is digitized, commodified, and packaged for global consumption. He also suggests ways that educators can help us think more critically about technology. Let Them Eat Data is essential reading if we are to begin democratizing technological decisions, conserving true cultural diversity and intergenerational forms of knowledge, and living within the limits and possibilities of the earth's natural systems
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Let them eat data : how computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability, C.A. Bowers
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Globalizing cyberspace: vision and reality -- The culture of cyberspace and everyday life -- Displacing wisdom with data: ecological implications -- Evolutionary theory and the global computer culture -- The false promises of computer-based education -- Why computers should not replace teachers -- Rethinking technology: what educational institutions can do
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714822371
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780820340739
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt3q3nqt
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remote
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(OCoLC)714822371
Label
Let them eat data : how computers affect education, cultural diversity, and the prospects of ecological sustainability, C.A. Bowers
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Globalizing cyberspace: vision and reality -- The culture of cyberspace and everyday life -- Displacing wisdom with data: ecological implications -- Evolutionary theory and the global computer culture -- The false promises of computer-based education -- Why computers should not replace teachers -- Rethinking technology: what educational institutions can do
Control code
714822371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820340739
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q3nqt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)714822371

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