This title was first published in 2001. Offering a fascinating new perspective on the processes of technical and social change, this book complements contemporary innovation studies by adopting an integrative perspective on social learning as characterized by the introduction of educational multimedia. The contributors provide insights into policy making in the fields of education and multimedia, educational practices related to the use of multimedia and wider processes of technical change. Accessible in style, the book will appeal to researchers and policy makers alike and will be of particular relevance to those interested in education, media, science and technology.
’…it is refreshing to read about technology in the context of a conceptual framework…It is certainly of interest to those who are discovering that multimedia has a place in the educational environment in a greater capacity than a computing aid to classroom teaching…’ Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning
Contents: Conceptual Framework: Introduction, Wiebe E. Bijker, Tineke M. Egyedi and Marc van Lieshout; Multimedia in education, Anneke Eurelings; Social learning, Marc van Lieshout, Wiebe E. Bijker and Tineke M. Egyedi. Case Studies: Multimedia and education as a marketing strategy, Ruth Mourik; Learning in cable-school: the use of networked ICTs in an educational context, Roger S. Slack; From spice girls to cybergirls: the role of multimedia in the construction of young girls fascination for and interest in computers, Hege Nordli; Distance teaching on Bornholm, Finn Hansen and Christian Clausen; Teaching transformed? the appropriation of multimedia in education: the case of Norway, Margrethe Aune and Knut H. Sorensen; A project adrift: mechanisms of multimedia innofusion in education, Tineke M. Egyedi; Telepoly: the risk of creating high-end expectations, Pierre Rossel and Martine Buser; Diversified hypermedia use: an experiment with dis-closure, Tineke M. Egyedi. Comparative Analysis: Setting of multimedia use, Tineke M. Egyedi, Marc van Lieshout and Wiebe E. Bijker; Multimedia innofusion, Tineke M. Egyedi, Marc van Lieshout and Wiebe E. Bijker; Social learning in educational multimedia, Marc van Lieshout, Tineke M. Egyedi and Wiebe E. Bijker; Conclusions and recommendations, Wiebe E. Bijker, Tineke M. Egyedi and Marc van Lieshout; Bibliography.
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