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Contribuições da pedagogia de projetos e do uso das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TICs) para o ensino de Geografia - um estudo de caso.; Contributions of the Pedagogical Project and the use of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the Teaching of Geography - The study of a case.

Carolino, Jussara de Abreu
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 18/12/2007 PT
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Objetivamos demonstrar nesta pesquisa as contribuições da Pedagogia de Projetos associada ao uso das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TICs) no ensino de Geografia, no sentido de criar novos ambientes de trabalho e estimular o aluno, com base nos princípios da autonomia e da colaboração, a buscar aprendizagem contextualizada e com significado. A modalidade de pesquisa adotada foi a empírica; o procedimento técnico utilizado foi o estudo de caso - realizado na Escola Odete Maria de Freitas, Embu/SP, com alunos do Ensino Fundamental, precisamente duas salas de 8ª série. Foram elaboradas e desenvolvidas duas propostas didáticas para o ensino de Geografia, que associam a Pedagogia de Projetos, especificamente o projeto "Mi lugar" e o "Ih! Tá acabando", ao uso das TICs. Os resultados mostram que é possível proporcionar ensino pautado na criação/apropriação de novos ambientes de trabalho, possibilitando ao aluno aprendizagem contextualizada e com significado. O desenvolvimento das propostas didáticas destacadas foi bastante positivo - percebido por meio do empenho, da dedicação e do comprometimento dos envolvidos no processo. O trabalho permitiu a criação de conexões com o cotidiano e a participação do educando...

Adoption and Uses of ICTs by the Portuguese Unions. Are the Technologies Helping to Revitalize the Trade Unions?

Correia, Manuel; Alves, Paulo Marques; Garrido, Ulisses; Gonçalves, Luís; Fidalgo, Fernando
Fonte: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Publicador: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
Publicado em //2012 ENG
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Most of the trade union movements in the advanced capitalist societies are living “hard times” (Chaison, 1996) since the 70s. Facing the problem, they are implementing a set of actions towards their revitalization (Frege and Kelly, 2003). The adoption of the information and communication technologies (ICTs) emerges in this context as an important tool for supporting those actions. The unions adopted the ICTs later than their counterparts (Ad-Hoc Committee on Labour and the Web, 1999; Pinnock, 2005), but the competitive advantages they offer and their flexibility encouraged the unions to adopt them more and more. Everywhere, the unions are making an investment in this domain, using ICTs in several areas with concrete objectives. Some studies reveal that this investment has a relevant impact in the organizational issues, but a more mitigate one in the overall unions’ efficiency (Fiorito et al., 2002). However, some authors go forward and state that ICTs have a relevant contribution for a qualitative transformation of the unions’ structures. According to them, new union forms are emerging called “cyberunion” (Shostak, 1999,2002), “e-union” (Darlington, 2000), “open-source unionism” (Freeman and Rogers, 2002) or “trade unionism 2.0” (Gutiérrez-Rubi...

Youth appropriation of the body : youth appropriation of ICTS – senegalese youth at the crossroads between Coosan (tradition) and Dund Toubab (the life of the whites)

Falcão, Ricardo M.
Fonte: Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) Publicador: Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
Tipo: Parte de Livro
Publicado em 05/06/2014 ENG
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Senegalese youth has a negative status and is accused of being prone to a scandalous sexual behavior. This negative status surpasses simple contextual meanings, it is consequence of a long-standing questioning of social values. At the heart of this negative status of youth is the «body», in more than one dimension, through its sexuality, through patterns of consumption, through its mediatization. What I will consider in this paper is the appropriation by senegalese youth of their bodies, their appropriation of ICTs, and try to understand how these are at the crossroad between social tensions and new relational standards, new expectations on sexuality, pleasure, family.

New Opportunities for Development Journalism: Enlarging the Public Sphere with ICTs

França, Leandro Pereira
Fonte: Universidade Nova de Lisboa Publicador: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em /06/2014 ENG
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The present study examines new opportunities offered by the introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance the development journalism practice, in order to enlarge the public sphere and empower ordinary people to participate more actively in public debate on issues affecting their development. The analysis of the achievements and challenges faced by 32 radio stations under the UNESCO project “Empowering Local Radios with ICTs” offers an overview of the introduction of ICTs in different contexts, within and among seven countries in Sub- Saharan Africa. Even though the lack of ICTs access and knowledge is still a concern in the developing world, especially in rural areas, these new tools can be adapted to each context and foster a more pluralistic and participative media in order to address people’s needs and promote social change.

Information and communication technologies in downtown revitalization : an international survey; ICTs in downtown revitalization : an international survey

McCabe, Kathleen (Kathleen Ann)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 2 v. (224 leaves); 12236308 bytes; 12250501 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The Technology & Downtown Revitalization International Study surveyed downtown management organizations in Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States regarding attitudes, challenges and utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Downtown management organizations (DMOs) believe downtown remains important despite the changing channels of commerce and modes of interaction using ICTs. DMOs overwhelming contend that ICTs are necessary for effective management of downtowns, and are positive about the use of ICTs in downtown. Although they view ICTs as necessary, few DMOs have integrated ICTs into downtown revitalization strategies. A differential exists from perceptions of the value of ICTs and the actual utilization of ICTs in the downtown. Adoption of ICTs with low acquisition costs and low-barriers to operation is more likely. DMOs are more apt to use ICTs related to core organizational activities. Where ICTs are being utilized in downtowns, DMOs often some play a lead role in the introduction and adoption of ICTs. Counter to prevailing perceptions, the indifference of business about the role of technology was identified as a leading challenge to greater use of ICTs downtown. Greater use...

As tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TICs): alternativa metodológica no ensino e aprendizagem da matemática nos primeiros anos do ensino fundamental

Oliveira, Camila Rezende
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia Publicador: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Tipo: Dissertação
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O presente trabalho consistiu em estudar, analisar e sistematizar um conjunto de saberes das TICs que possibilitem aos professores de Matemática dos Primeiros Anos do Ensino Fundamental ensinar de maneira alternativa. A escolha das fontes se deu por meio da leitura dos livros relacionados às TICs. A posteriori partimos para a escolha de artigos de revista. Ainda sob o foco da pesquisa partimos para a escolha de dissertações de mestrado de universidades públicas que tivessem como temática a formação inicial matemática e tecnológica dos professores dos Primeiros Anos. Para a análise e interpretação das fontes oriundas dos livros, artigos e dissertações foram utilizados os saberes inerentes da pesquisa de cunho bibliográfico. Sendo assim, após revisão teórica os dados foram categorizados para análise e discussão a partir dos seguintes elementos: demonstração aos indivíduos da relevância e dos impactos dos recursos tecnológicos na vida em sociedade e na educação; as TICs – Recursos metodológicos para o ensino e aprendizagem da Matemática nos Primeiros Anos. Com isso, encontrou-se um conjunto de oito saberes: compreender que TICs são mais do que ferramentas: são uma concepção, uma ideia; entender que as TICs são um recurso didático cada dia mais indispensável para a sala de aula onde a Matemática está presente; incorporar as TICs ao trabalho apoiando-se na oralidade e na escrita; perceber que as TICs trazem novas formas de comunicar e conhecer; as TICs são um instrumento motivador na realização de tarefas exploratórias e de investigação matemática; as TICs obedecem a distintos ritmos de aprendizagem no ensino e na aprendizagem matemática; com as TICs o aluno aprende com seus erros e aprende junto com seus colegas...

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in intercultural education

Risquez, Angelica; Rubio, Maria Jose; Rodriquez, Germania
Fonte: University of Limerick Publicador: University of Limerick
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/book; all_ul_research; ul_published_reviewed
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peer-reviewed; The new information and communications technologies (ICTs) have become an indispensable tool for constructing networks and communities of practice, for accessing and managing knowledge, and for disseminating best practices in intercultural education. Social markers, Flickr, YouTube, Slideshare, RSS, Google, blogs, and wikis are some of the tools of the revolution of the socalled Web 2.0, which are characterized by their emphasis on the social dimension of the use of the new technologies. The proliferation of services and tools, many of them with free access and based on principles of free software, are democratizing the access to information and bringing groups of people from different points on the planet closer together. In the same way, Creative Commons licences and free software are liberating knowledge so that creative expression is not reduced to a consultation and exchange within a group of people but can be within reach of everyone. This chapter will present a panoramic vision of the state of the issue and a reflection on the application of the new technologies to intercultural education.

Characteristics of households with ICTs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Fonte: ECLAC Publicador: ECLAC
EN
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Includes bibliography; This report examines the availability of information and communication technologies (ICTs); in households in Latin America and the Caribbean region. It draws on household surveys from a number of countries in the region conducted over the last few years. These surveys are contained in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Database of Household Surveys (BADEHOG, Banco de Datos de Encuestas de Hogares);, a restricted access database. The ICTs that have been analyzed are: Radio, Television, Fixed telephone, Mobile telephone, Computer and Internet.The scope of the countries and ICTs covered is presented in Table 1-1. As can be seen,not all countries in the region are included (e.g., Argentina, Ecuador, Panama);. Nonetheless, the surveys cover over three quarters of the countries in the region and due to the inclusion of larger countries such as Brazil and Mexico, over 80% of the region’s households are included. Not all of the ICTs are available for all of the countries for all of the years. Furthermore, surveys have not been carried out in all years. This limits to some extent the scope of the analysis.The surveys include household and head of household characteristics allowing ICT information to be cross-referenced with socio-economic data. Due to different classifications and variables that are specific to a country (e.g....

Gender, ICTs, and indicators: measuring inequality and change

Brimacombe, T.; Skuse, A.
Fonte: Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. Publicador: Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2013 EN
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This article explores gender and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of development, by analyzing a range of international ICT indices developed to measure broad access to and use of ICTs. This analysis highlights the relatively slow integration of specific gender-focused indicators into such indices, combined with the weak disaggregation of data by sex. The article also discusses a range of gender-specific indices followed by analysis of some more recent holistic measurement frameworks that help to illuminate how gender sensitivity can be practically integrated into broad-based communication for development (C4D) initiatives. The article concludes by considering some of the practical actions that can be taken to promote gender sensitivity at the program or initiative level.; Tait Brimacombe, Andrew Skuse

The influence of ICTs in vocabulary learning: an empirical study

Raig??n Rodr??guez, Antonio R.; G??mez Parra, Mar??a Elena
Fonte: Universidad de Granada Publicador: Universidad de Granada
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This paper is a reflection on the influence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on acts of learning and new ways of teaching. After offering a brief review of the literature that concerns this article (Communicative Language Teaching [CLT], lexicology, ICTs), it reports on the design and outcomes of an experiment carried out in the Faculty of Education at the University of C??rdoba with a group of twenty third year students studying to be English teachers. The results are revealing, as these students show learning differences in their command of the terms related to assessment before and after our intervention.; Este trabajo supone una reflexi??n sobre la influencia de las Tecnolog??as de la Informaci??n y Comunicaci??n (TICs) en los actos de aprendizaje y en las nuevas formas de ense??anza. Tras ofrecer una revisi??n te??rica de la literatura en la que se apoya este art??culo (Enfoque comunicativo, lexicolog??a y TICs,), presentaremos el dise??o y los resultados de un experimento llevado a cabo en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educaci??n de la Universidad de C??rdoba con un grupo de veinte alumnos del tercer curso de Maestros de Ingl??s. Los resultados ser??n reveladores, ya que estos alumnos muestran diferencias significativas en el dominio de los t??rminos relacionados con la evaluaci??n antes y despu??s de nuestra intervenci??n.

ICTs for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Creech, Heather; Akoh, Ben; Parry, Jo-Ellen
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Working Paper; Publications & Research
ENGLISH; EN_US
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Like other regions of the world, Africa is beginning to experience the impacts of human-induced climate change. These observed changes in climate parameters have not occurred uniformly across Africa. Mitigation is concerned with reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth's atmosphere that are the principal causes of climate change. Adaptation is concerned not with prevention but, in the words of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, with adjustments in human and or natural systems to reduce adverse impacts or take advantage of opportunities that may arise from it. Information and communication technology (ICT) have had an increasing impact on economic and social development over the past two decades, resulting from their capacity to generate and disseminate information, to facilitate the coordination of different actors in and beyond government, and to make government, business, and development processes more efficient. ICTs also have a complex relationship with sustainability and with the underlying cause of climate change. This relationship can be described in terms of the effects of ICTs: first order (direct) effects concern the impacts which ICTs have on climate change...

Knowledge Map : Teachers, Teaching and ICTs

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Brief; Publications & Research
ENGLISH
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Teacher training and on-going, relevant professional development are essential if benefits from investments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) are to be maximized. A shift in the role of a teacher utilizing ICTs to that of a facilitator does not obviate the need for teachers to serve as leaders in the classroom; traditional teacher leadership skills and practices are still important (especially those related to lesson planning, preparation, and follow-up). ICTs seen as tools to help teachers create more 'learner-centric' learning environments in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, research consensus holds that the most effective uses of ICT are those in which the teacher, aided by ICTs, challenge pupils' understanding and thinking, either through whole-class discussions or individual/small group work using ICTs. ICTs are seen as important tools to enable and support the move from traditional 'teacher-centric' teaching styles to more 'learner-centric' methods. Pedagogical practices of teachers using ICTs can range from only small enhancements of teaching practices...

The predictors of success for e-learning in higher education institutions (HEIs) in N-W.F.P, Pakistan

Kundi,Ghulam Muhammad; Nawaz,Allah; Khan,Shadiullah
Fonte: TECSI Laboratório de Tecnologia e Sistemas de Informação - FEA/USP Publicador: TECSI Laboratório de Tecnologia e Sistemas de Informação - FEA/USP
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2010 EN
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The interrelationships between different perceptions and attitudes of e-Learning users are widely researched, which reveals that whatever the perception and theory of a user about the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and e-Learning environment are, the same is reflected in his/her attitude towards using educational technologies for teaching and learning. The objective of this study was to measure the relationships between the indicators (perceptions about ICTs, educational technologies, development and use of e-Learning) and the Criterion variables (problems, satisfaction and prospects) among e-Learning users in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of N-W.F.P, Pakistan. The study found the existence of strong relationships in terms of indicators explaining the dependent variables. However, the impact is different from one variable to another. 81% of Problems, 57% of Satisfaction and 23% of Prospects are explained by the Indicators. Problems are significantly explained by all four indicators, while Satisfaction has been predicted by three of the indicators (excluding Perceptions). The study found that only two indicators (Perceptions about ICTs and Educational technologies) predict the Prospects, while Development and Use do not. The surprising finding is that Prospects are not defined by the 'Existing Development and Use Practices'. Rather...

Las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación) y los estudios biográficos; ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and biographical studies

Fresquet Febrer, José Luis
Fonte: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España) Publicador: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)
Tipo: Artículo Formato: 270228 bytes; application/pdf
SPA
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Final version of the paper at: http://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/article/view/37/36; Este trabajo aborda la utilidad de las TIC (tecnologías de la información y la comunicación) para la investigación y difusión de los trabajos de tipo biográfico. Lo hemos dividido en tres partes: a) internet y el trabajo cooperativo para la elaboración de biografías; b) difusión de trabajos biográficos en internet; y c) espacios biográficos en internet.; This paper is on usefulness of ICTs (information and communication technologies) for biographical research and its diffusion. Three different parts constitute the body of the paper: (a) internet and co-operative work in elaboration of biographies; (b) internet diffusion of biographical works, where a case study shows possibilities of diffusion and dissemination of biographical materials; and (c) internet biographical sites.; Peer reviewed

ICTs and Human Rights Practice; A report prepared for the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions

McPherson, Ella
Fonte: CGHR, Dept. of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge Publicador: CGHR, Dept. of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
Tipo: Report; published version
EN
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Since 2011, CGHR has collaborated with the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, providing research support to his mandate. In 2012, a team of researchers produced a ?Research Pack? on the threats to the right to life of journalists for an Expert Meeting held in Cambridge, ultimately contributing to the Special Rapporteur?s report that year to the Human Rights Council. In 2013, work began on a broader collaboration studying violations of the right to life across the African continent, culminating in a report, ?Unlawful Killings in Africa,? to guide the Special Rapporteur?s future activity. In 2014, a CGHR research team began a study of how the use of information and communication technologies affects the right to life, resulting in this report and the ICTs and Human Rights blog. This report was originally a discussion document prepared by CGHR Research Associate Dr Ella McPherson in collaboration with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and ahead of a meeting of experts held in Cambridge in February 2015. The discussion document, as well as the discussion at the expert meeting, contributed to the Special Rapporteur?s thematic report on the use of information and communications technologies to secure; The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is creating a wealth of new opportunities as well as a variety of new risks for human rights practice. Given the pace of innovation in the development and use of ICTs...

The predictors of success for e-learning in higher education institutions (HEIs) in N-W.F.P, Pakistan

Kundi, Ghulam Muhammad; Nawaz, Allah; Khan, Shadiullah
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/01/2010 ENG
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The interrelationships between different perceptions and attitudes of e-Learning users are widely researched, which reveals that whatever the perception and theory of a user about the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and e-Learning environment are, the same is reflected in his/her attitude towards using educational technologies for teaching and learning. The objective of this study was to measure the relationships between the indicators (perceptions about ICTs, educational technologies, development and use of e-Learning) and the Criterion variables (problems, satisfaction and prospects) among e-Learning users in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of N-W.F.P, Pakistan. The study found the existence of strong relationships in terms of indicators explaining the dependent variables. However, the impact is different from one variable to another. 81% of Problems, 57% of Satisfaction and 23% of Prospects are explained by the Indicators. Problems are significantly explained by all four indicators, while Satisfaction has been predicted by three of the indicators (excluding Perceptions). The study found that only two indicators (Perceptions about ICTs and Educational technologies) predict the Prospects, while Development and Use do not. The surprising finding is that Prospects are not defined by the 'Existing Development and Use Practices'. Rather...

The Consequences of technostress for end users in organizations: Conceptual development and empirical validation

Ragu-Nathan, T.; Tarafdar, Monideepa; Ragu-Nathan, Bhanu; Tu, Qiang
Fonte: Information Systems Research Publicador: Information Systems Research
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN_US
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The research reported in this paper studies the phenomenon of technostress, that is, stress experienced by end users of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and examines its influence on their job satisfaction, commitment to the organization, and intention to stay. Drawing from the Transaction-Based Model of stress and prior research on the effects of ICTs on end users, we first conceptually build a nomological net for technostress to understand the influence of technostress on three variables relating to end users of ICTs: job satisfaction, and organizational and continuance commitment. Because there are no prior instruments to measure constructs related to technostress, we develop and empirically validate two second order constructs: technostress creators (i.e., factors that create stress from the use of ICTs) and technostress inhibitors (i.e., organizational mechanisms that reduce stress from the use of ICTs). We test our conceptual model using data from the responses of 608 end users of ICTs from multiple organizations to a survey questionnaire. Our results, based on structural equation modeling (SEM), show that technostress creators decrease job satisfaction, leading to decreased organizational and continuance commitment...

Definig the Paradigm of ICTs and its dialogue with Global Digital Divide; Definindo o Paradigma das TICs e seu diálogo com a Divisão Global Digital

Silva, Rafael Pinto da; Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte
Fonte: Revista Ibero-Americana de Ciência da Informação Publicador: Revista Ibero-Americana de Ciência da Informação
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 23/03/2014 POR
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The paper aims to present how the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the advent of the informational economy have unleashed changes in economic relations that were not uniform across the globe and lead these phenomena to a direct dialogue with the effects of Global Digital Divide. In this regard, the essay has been divided into three parts. On the firs part, after a comparative analysis with other concepts, is presented the concept of Paradigm of ICTs. The second part explores the dialogue between the Paradigm of ICTs and Global Digital Divide and how it allowed a dynamic that activate economically certain places on the planet while leaving others on standby. The third part presents the numbers of the Global Digital Divide based on studies of international institutions to strengthen the argument empirically. The essay concludes that quantitative and qualitative inequality in accessibility, trade and development of ICTs field between the two extremes of the Global Digital Divide indicates the need to change the current standard that divides the world into regions with easy access and developers of advanced ICTs (turn on areas) and regions with limited access, intensive manpower at low cost and absent in terms of research for the sector (standby areas).; O artigo busca apresentar como o desenvolvimento de Tecnologias da Informação e da Comunicação (TICs) e o advento de um novo paradigma desencadearam alterações de ordem econômica que não foram uniformes em todo globo e levaram estes fenômenos a um diálogo com os efeitos da Divisão Global Digital. Para isso...

Development and destabilization. The selective adoption of ICTs in Ethiopia.

Gagliardone, Iginio
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis
Tipo: Thesis; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //2010 EN
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This thesis questions and examines the role Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are playing in the political transitions of developing countries. While there is much discussion about the contribution of ICTs in promoting economic growth and supporting the democratisation process, there is less understanding of the ways in which ICTs are often re-interpreted, re-defined and reshaped to fit political and cultural contexts that are substantially different from those of their origin. Focusing on the case of Ethiopia, I analyze one of these processes of selective adoption, examining which components of ICTs have been endorsed and proactively promoted by the government of Ethiopia, which have been constrained or inhibited, and for what reasons. I build on a conceptual framework that combines critical insights from different forms of constructivism, especially as they have emerged in international relations and in the history of technology tradition. I offer a new approach that reframes ICTs from consensual objects with an agreed set of characteristics and possible effects to nodes surrounded by conflict, which can be appropriated or resisted by different actors to pursue potentially competing goals. This thesis draws on extensive fieldwork and employs a variety of methods that have allowed me to analyse both the discursive and the material elements intervening in the adoption and adaptation of ICTs in Ethiopia. The research progressed through an iterative comparison between conceptualizations emerging from interviews with individuals who shaped the path of ICTs in the country...

The use of ICTs in the ba in english teaching

Charpentier Jiménez,William
Fonte: Actualidades Investigativas en Educación Publicador: Actualidades Investigativas en Educación
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/04/2014 EN
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This article examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in language teaching. Through an electronic survey, the opinions of fifty ex-students of the B.A. in the Teaching of English at the University of Costa Rica were analyzed. The results show that information and communication technologies play an essential role in language learning to develop the macro linguistic skills. Based on these results, it can be concluded that, despite their importance, ICTs are not being fully incorporated in the major.