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“Wikiworld provides the kind of theoretical grounding many of us have been missing… The tension between technology and society is presented with reference to Marx, Heidegger, Nietzsche and Marcuse (among others); the radical conceptualization of education as life-long, everyday and emancipatory is related to the ideas of Freire and Illich. And the requirement for digital literacy – extending far beyond schooling – is placed within the parameters of Web-based participatory media as exemplified by wikis.” Nick Jankowski, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen”

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“Wikiworld” explores a revolution in the world of education. The way we learn is changing: institutionalised learning is transforming into new forms of critical learning and open collaboration. This book offers a historical and political framework to think about the future of learning and educational media.The authors provide an overview of the use of new technologies and learning practices, and assess how the changing nature of education can lead to a more socially just future. At the same time, they place their analysis of education within a wider social and economic framework of contemporary capitalism.
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Product Details
* Paperback: 176 pages
* Publisher: Pluto Press (January 5, 2010)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0745328911
* ISBN-13: 978-0745328911
* Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
* Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)