Selected Readings on Global Information Technology: Contemporary Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1605661171
  • ISBN-13: 9781605661179
  • DDC: 303.4833
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 516 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Focuses on key issues concerning the development, design, and analysis of global IT. Selected readings in areas such as knowledge sharing, ICTs, and globalization depict the relevant areas of discussion within the categories of fundamental concepts and theories; development and design methodologies; tools and technologies; application and utilization; critical issues; and emerging trends.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
About the Editor.
1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories.
2: Knowledge, Culture, and Society in the Information Age.
3: Digital Divide: Introduction to the Problem.
4: Global Digital Divide, Global Justice, Cultures, and Epistemology.
5: Digital Literacy and Cultural Mediations to the Digital Divide.
6: Cultural Impact on Global Knowledge Sharing.
7: E-Government, Democratic Governance and Integrative Prospects for Developing Countries: The Case for a Globally Federated Architecture.
8: Development and Design Methodologies.
9: Capacity Development Initiatives for Marginal Communities: A Few Case Studies.
10: How to Globalize Online Course Content.
11: The Diffusion of New Technologies: Community Online Access Centres in Indigenous Communities in Australia.
12: Global Knowledge Management Technology Strategies and Competitive Functionality from Global IT in the International Construction Industry.
13: Tools and Technologies.
14: Cross Cultural Adaptation in E-Learning.
15: Globalisation and New Technology: The Challenge for Teachers to Become “Translators” and Children, Knowledge Seekers.
16: Modern Technology and Mass Education: A Case Study of a Global Virtual Learning System.
17: GlobalMind: Automated Analysis of Cultural Contexts with Multicultural Common-Sense Computing.
18: Challenges in Building a Culture-Centric Web Site.
19: Utilization and Application.
20: Cultural Effects on Technology Performance and Utilization: A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Users.
21: Balancing Local Knowledge within Global Organisations through Computer-Based Systems: An Activity Theory Approach.
22: Global Information Ethics: The Importance of Being Environmentally Earnest.
23: Envisioning a National E-Medicine Network Architecture in a Developing Country: A Case Study.
24: E-Government Strategies in Developed and Developing Countries: An Implementation Framework and Case Study.
25: Critical Issues.
26: Social Institutional Explanations of Global Internet Diffusion: A Cross-Country Analysis.
27: A Time Series Analysis of International ICT Spillover.
28: ICT Based Learning: A Basic Ingredient for Socio-Economic Empowerment.
29: IT Implementation in a Developing Country Municipality: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis.
30: Cultural Diversity Challenges: Issues for Managing Globally Distributed Knowledge Workers in Software Development.
31: Emerging Trends.
32: E-Government Payoffs: Evidence from Cross-Country Data.
33: Going Global: A Technology Review.
34: Indigenous Knowledges and Worldview: Representations and the Internet.