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Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas

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The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, where those who are not able to use computers are unable to function and perform everyday tasks. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas explores the new ways that technology is shaping our society and the advances it is bringing, along with potential drawbacks, such as human jobs being replaced by computers. This expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, and professionals in the fields of communication, information technology, sociology, social policy, and education; it will also prove of interest to policymakers, funding-agencies, and digital inclusion program developers. This handbook features a broad scope of research-based articles on topics including, but not limited to, computational thinking, e-portfolios, e-citizenship, digital inclusion policies, and information literacy as a form of community empowerment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Introduction
  9. Section 1: The Reconfiguration of Human Relations in the Connected Society: Thoughts and Ideas
    1. Chapter 1: Living inside the NET
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MEDIATION AND ITS APPROACHES: FROM THE 70s OF THE LAST CENTURY TO THE CONECTIVITY CONTINUUM OF TODAY
      4. THE CONNECTED CONTEMPORARY AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF THE HUMAN REALITY: A PINCH OF PHILOSOPHY OF INFORMATION
      5. EUROPE GATHERS AROUND MIL – MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY
      6. INTERNET OF THINGS: IoT, BIG DATA, AND SMART CITIES
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Critics about the Convergence Culture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIGILANCE SYSTEMS
      4. CONVERGENCES IN PROCESS
      5. TELEVISION AND INTERNET: CONVERGENCE OR CONCURRENCE?
      6. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: The Extensive Communication to Hybridism and “Animaverbivocovisualidade” (AV3)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. AV3, HYBRIDISM, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONVERGENCE
      3. THE AV3 AND THE THEORY OF OBJECTIVE KNOWLEDGE OF POPPER
      4. AV3 AND ITS DIMENSIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Digital Inclusion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIGITAL INCLUSION AS SOCIAL INCLUSION
      4. CULTURE OF INFORMATION
      5. EDUCATION: SOMETHING MORE THAN READING AND WRITING SKILLS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 5: Why the Institutional Access Digital Divide Might Be More Significant than the Home Broadband Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. RESEARCH QUESTION
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. TABLES
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Digital Inclusion Projects in Brazil
    1. Chapter 6: Digital Inclusion, Crowdfunding, and Crowdsourcing in Brazil
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: From Information Society to Community Service
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE 21 CENTURY SOCIETY AND ITS BACKGROUND
      4. 3. THE TRAJECTORY OF THE METHOD
      5. 4. THE BIRTH OF e-CITIZENSHIP
      6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 8: Digital Inclusion and Computational Thinking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITAL INCLUSION, INCREASE OF INFORMATION FLOWS AND NEW NEEDS OF MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
      5. COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND DIGITAL LITERACY: NECESSARY SOLUTIONS AND ADAPTATIONS FOR THE SURVIVAL OF MEDIA PROFESSIONAL
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 9: Digital Inclusion and Public Policies in Brazil
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. POSSIBILITIES IN DI ON THE PUBLIC SECTOR: 2013-2014
      4. 3. ACESSASP: REFERENCE STUDIES PROGRAM IN DIGITAL INCLUSION
      5. 4. NEW PARTICIPATION MECHANISMS: ACCESS TO DATA E-GOV
      6. 5. NATIONAL SURVEYS ABOUT HABITS OF INTERNET USERS
      7. 6. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 10: E-Portfolios as Tools for Collaborative Learning on Digital Platforms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
      4. COLLABORATIVE ONLINE TOOLS
      5. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING NETWORK
      6. ASSESSMENT OF SERVICE LEARNING IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS
      7. E- PORTFOLIO
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS:
      11. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 11: #ConnectedYouthBrazil Research Emerging Literacies in a Hyperconnected Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EMERGENCE OF MIL-MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY
      5. PIONEERING NATIONAL SURVEYS IN BRAZIL: UNDERSTANDING YOUTH BEHAVIORS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 12: “Stop Phubbing Me!”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PHUBBING: HOW DID THIS ALL THIS START?
      4. STUDY CASE
      5. METHODS, INSTRUMENTS, AND DATA COLLECTION TOOLS
      6. FINAL REMARKS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    8. Chapter 13: Brazil 4D
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT
      4. BRAZIL 4D PROJECT
      5. BRASIL 4D PROJECT PERSPECTIVES: FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    9. Chapter 14: Digital Literacies in Teaching and Learning of Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ABOUT THE PROGRAM REDEFOR-USP
      5. NETNOGRAFICS APPROACHES
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 15: A Netnographic Approach on Digital Emerging Literacies in the Digital Inclusion Program AcessaSP - Brazil
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW: CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY IN DIGITAL CONTEXTS
      4. METHODOLOGY: APPROACHES TO A NETNOGRAPHIC STUDY
      5. STUDY CASE: A NETNOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE PROGRAM ACESSASP
      6. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
      7. FUTURE WORKS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. Chapter 16: Critical Analysis of an Amazon Program of Digital Inclusion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STUDY DESCRIPTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
  11. Section 3: Digital Inclusion Projects in Europe
    1. Chapter 17: Information Policies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIGITAL INCLUSION IN THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY
      4. BACKGROUND: EUROPEAN POLICIES FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION
      5. THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL AGENDA UNDER THE EUROPE 2020 STRATEGY
      6. DIGITAL AGENDA FOR SPAIN
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 18: Institutional Policies for Digital Inclusion in Spain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES IN SPAIN
      4. TOWARDS INCLUSIVE INFORMATION SOCIETY IN SPAIN
      5. THE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES IN SPAIN AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 19: Trends in Information Literacy Programmes to Empower People and Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES: EMPOWER CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT AND EVERYDAY LIFE
      4. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES AS COMMODITIES THAT STREAM EMPOWERING ON AN EVERYDAY BASIS
      5. INFORMATION LITERACY FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 20: Technologies for Digital Inclusion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIVERSITY AND DIGITAL INCLUSION
      5. FACTORS AND SOLUTIONS TO IMPLEMENT AND IMPROVE DIGITAL INCLUSION TECHNOLOGIES
      6. GOOD PRACTICES FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION: ANALYSIS OF PROJECTS IN MARGINALIZED GROUPS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 21: Discussion on Digital Inclusion Good Practices at Europe's Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GOOD PRACTICES IN DIGITAL INCLUSION ON EUROPEAN LIBRARIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
  12. Section 4: Digital Inclusion Projects in Americas
    1. Chapter 22: The Geography of Digital Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE GEOGRAPHY OF DIGITAL LITERACY: MAPPING COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS: COMMUNITY INFORMATICS AND PARTICIPATORY DIGITAL MEDIA EDUCATION
      4. RESEARCH APPROACH
      5. CASE 1: MANOR NEW TECH HIGH SCHOOL
      6. CASE 2: LATINITAS
      7. CASE 3: CONNECTED YOUTH
      8. CONCLUSION: THREADING TOGETHER MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS OF DIGITAL LITERACY
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 23: Informational Literacy as Key Element in Social and Digital Inclusion Policies in Mexico
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PURPOSES OF THE STUDY
      4. INFORMATIONAL LITERACY FOR SOCIAL AND DIGITAL INCLUSION
      5. INFORMATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INFORMATION USAGE IN MEXICO
      6. PRESENCE OF KNOWLEDGE GENERATION PROCESSES IN MEXICO
      7. POLICIES OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE SOCIAL AND DIGITAL INCLUSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 24: Digital Revolution in Latin America beyond Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRAZILIAN DIGITAL TELEVISION SYSTEM SCENARIOS
      4. DIGITAL CHALLENGES, SOCIAL DEMANDS
      5. INTERACTION AND INTERACTIVITY
      6. INCLUSION ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS
      7. DIGITAL TRENDS OF AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTS CONSUMPTION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 25: Technological Illusions and Educational Resistances
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEWING THE HACKER’S SOCIAL IMAGINARY
      4. OLPC AS EXPRESSION OF THE HACKER’S SOCIAL IMAGINARY
      5. IMPLEMENTING THE IMAGINARY: POLITICAL DISCOURSES AROUND OLPC IN PERU
      6. A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE IMAGINARY
      7. INVADING REALITY: TECHNOLOGICAL IMAGINARIES AND THE CERTAINTY TROUGH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 26: Digital Inclusion Programs in South America
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. URUGUAY AND THE DIGITAL INCLUSION
      4. ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD (OLPC): THE PROJECT THAT SUPPORTS PLAN CEIBAL
      5. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN CEIBAL (PLAN OF EDUCATION CONNECTIVITY OF BASIC COMPUTING FOR LEARNING ONLINE)
      6. EVALUATION AND INVESTIGATION OF THE PLAN CEIBAL
      7. FINAL COMMENTS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 27: Comparative Approaches of the IGI-Global Collection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL VIEWS
      3. DIGITAL OR INFORMATION LITERACY
      4. CONVERGENCE OF USERS, INSTITUTIONS, CONTENT
      5. POLICIES ON THE INTERNET AND DIGITAL MEDIA
      6. DIGITAL INCLUSION AND DIGITAL DIVIDE
      7. DIGITAL INCLUSION PROJECTS IN BRAZIL
      8. DIGITAL INCLUSION PROJECTS IN EUROPE
      9. DIGITAL INCLUSION PROJECTS IN THE AMERICAS
      10. USER BEHAVIOR AND INNOVATION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors