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Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology

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The human condition is affected by numerous factors in modern society. In modern times, technology is so integrated into culture that it has become necessary to perform even daily functions. Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the widespread integration of technological innovations around the globe and examines how human-computer interaction affects various aspects of people’s lives. Featuring emergent research from theoretical perspectives and case studies, this book is ideally designed for professionals, students, practitioners, and academicians.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. PREAMBLE
    2. ORGANIZATION OF BOOK CHAPTERS
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: The Contribution(s) of Modernization Theory to ICT4D Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT
    4. MODERNIZATION THEORY
    5. PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  9. Chapter 2: ICT Integration in Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ROLES OF ICT IN EDUCATION
    4. CHALLENGES OF E-LEARNING
    5. GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING A DIGITAL CONTENT POLICY
    6. GUIDELINES FOR ADOPTING ICT BASED TRAINING
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 3: Information Communication Technology and the Street-Level Bureaucrat
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ENVISIONING “GLOCALIZATION”
    5. THE STAKEHOLDERS
    6. AN ALGORITHM FOR SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: ICT in the Indian Classroom
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICT IN EDUCATION
    4. ICT REVOLUTION IN ASIA
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Collaborative Online Learning Tools and Types
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
    3. COLLABORATIVE ONLINE LEARNING
    4. COLLABORATIVE ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
    5. APPLICATIONS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARY: EVOLUTION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN TO BLENDED LIBRARIAN
    6. PROS AND CONS OF ONLINE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Decision-Making with Big Data Using Open Source Business Intelligence Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SMARTER DECISIONS WITH BIG DATA
    4. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
    5. BI RESOURCES
    6. OPEN SOURCE MODEL
    7. OPEN BI SOLUTIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Essential E Learning Tools, Techniques and Open CourseWare for E Learners and Trainers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. E LEARNING: DEFINITION AND ITS TYPES
    3. WHAT IS OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE?
    4. OPEN SOURCE APPLICATIONS AND ITS IMPACT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
    5. OPEN SOURCE E-LEARNING TOOLS
    6. FREE E LEARNING TOOLS
    7. E-LEARNING INITIATIVES IN INDIA
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. APPENDIX
  15. Chapter 8: ICT as an Engine for Community Participation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICT AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
    4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CHALLENGES FACING COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Research Dimensions of Open Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCHES DIMENSIONS: THE REVIEW
    5. RESEARCHES AND RESEARCHERS: RESEARCH THEMES
    6. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES ON ADOPTING OPEN INNOVATION STRATEGIES
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 10: Managing Seven Dimensions of ICT4D Projects to Address Project Challenges
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. GUIDANCE TO CUSTOMIZE PMP IN DEVELOPING NATIONS
    4. METHODS
    5. FINDINGS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TRENDS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Open Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INNOVATION AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    5. CASE DESCRIPTIONS
    6. SYNTHESIS AND THE FRAMEWORK
    7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    8. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 12: Open Innovation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 13: The Absence of One-Size-Fits-All in the Day Labour Organisations ICT4D Designs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: DLM AND TECHNOLOGY
    5. THE NEED TO DESIGN AND WHY THE NGOS AND SELF-ORGANISED DLMS
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN
    7. THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS
    8. THE MSRNA PROTOTYPING
    9. DISCUSSION
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors