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Silicon Snake Oil

Author : Clifford Stoll
ISBN : 9780385419949
Genre : Computers
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Offers a critical look at the hyperbole surrounding the Internet and the future uses of computer networks, and discusses the false assumptions concerning the true benefits of computers

High Tech Heretic

Author : Clifford Stoll
ISBN : 0385489757
Genre : Computers
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Argues that students are missing out on learning fundamental skills because of the emphasis on becoming computer literate.

The Cuckoo S Egg

Author : Cliff Stoll
ISBN : 9781416507789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents

Resisting The Virtual Life

Author : James Brook
ISBN : UOM:39015031712550
Genre : Social Science
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A variety of contributors gauge the impact of the new video, computer, and networked communications on the ways of life in a restructured world, exposing relations of power and dependence and offering strategies of resistance.

Radical Change

Author : Eliza T. Dresang
ISBN : 0824209532
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Rebels Against The Future

Author : Kirkpatrick Sale
ISBN : UOM:49015002456557
Genre : History
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The first popular history of the rebellion against technology that still reverberates today. In the 1990s we use the term "luddite" to refer to anyone not enamored of technology. Now the author of The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy takes us back to the time when being a Luddite could get you hanged.

Constructivism And The Technology Of Instruction

Author : Thomas M. Duffy
ISBN : 9781136612275
Genre : Education
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This book is about the implications of constructivism for instructional design practices, and more importantly, it is about a dialogue between instructional developers and learning theorists. Working with colleagues in each discipline, the editors were amazed to find a general lack of familiarity with each others' work. From an instructional design perspective, it seems that the practice of instructional design must be based on some conception of how people learn and what it means to learn. From a learning theory perspective, it seems obvious that the value of learning theory rests in the ability to predict the impact of alternative learning environments or instructional practices on what is learned. Thus the interchange of ideas between these disciplines is essential. As a consequence of both the information rich environment and the technological capability, business is seen moving away from a fixed curriculum and toward providing information and instruction when it is needed. These changes bring about a window of opportunity establishing a dialogue that will provide for a richer understanding of learning and the instructional environment required to achieve that learning. The editors hope that this book is the beginning of the conversation and that it will serve to spur continued conversation between those involved in learning theory and those involved in the design of instruction.

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