18.362 new books

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 06:38:50 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 362.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 06:29:38 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: new books

 From Usability to Enjoyment

edited by

M.A. Blythe
University of York, UK

K. Overbeeke
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

A.F. Monk
University of York, UK

P.C. Wright
University of York, UK

This book reflects the move in Human Computer Interaction studies from
standard usability concerns towards a wider set of problems to do with fun,
enjoyment, aesthetics and the experience of use. Traditionally HCI has been
concerned with work and task based applications but as digital technologies
proliferate in the home fun becomes an important issue. There is an
established body of knowledge and a range of techniques and methods for
making products and interfaces usable, but far less is known about how to
make them enjoyable. Perhaps in the future there will be a body of
knowledge and a set of techniques for assessing the pleasure of interaction
that will be as thorough as those that currently assess usability. This
book is a first step towards that. It brings together a range of
researchers from academia and industry to provide answers. Contributors
include Alan Dix, Jacob Nielsen and Mary Beth Rosson as well as a number of
other researchers from academia and industry.

Soft cover ISBN: 1-4020-2966-7 Date: October 2004 Pages: 314 pp.
EUR 69.00 / USD 89.95 / GBP 48.00

Upon What Does the Turtle Stand?
Rethinking Education for the Digital Age

edited by

Aharon Aviram
Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Janice Richardson
eLuxembourg Task Force, Luxembourg

The societal changes engendered by the rapid technological advances of the
past century underline more than ever the crucial need to reflect on the
future of our educational systems. Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) have completely modified our living, working, spending
and leisure patterns, but do they also offer the very opportunity that we,
as citizens, parents, teachers and politicians, have been seeking to ensure
that children all over the world have access to an education that will
enable them to become masters of their own lives? "Upon What Does the
Turtle Stand?" attempts to answer this question by: examining the social
aims underlying ICT integration in education; providing readers with a
broad overview of the subject; underlining similarities and differences,
points of accord and of conflict in implementation strategies and
approaches; presenting the issue from the standpoint of highly experienced
experts in the field; enabling readers to perceive more clearly the
fundamental aims and values upon which "The Turtle Stands". This
publication offers a wealth of information to researchers, academics,
university lecturers, students, teacher trainers and trainees,
educationalists and policy makers in their quest to define the rightful
role of ICT in education.

Table of Contents List of Contributors vii Foreword ix Viviane Reding
Prologue xi Walt Tremer Acknowledgements xiii Introduction 1 Part One: The
Globalizers ICT-in-Education Policies and Implementation in Singapore and
Other Asian Countries 29 Chee-Kit Looi W.L. David Hung Confronting the
Challenge of the Information and Knowledge Society in Developing Countries*
43 Najat Rochdi Part Two: The Reformists The Turtle Stands on the Basis of
an Emerging Educational Paradigm 55 Willem J. Pelgrum Tjeerd Plomp Portable
Computing Challenges Schooling 71 C. Paul Newhouse Thus Spake Venitia* 95
Robert Bibeau Professional Development for Teachers and Quality in School
Education 123 Nikitas Kastis Literacy, or the Art of Integration 137 Janice
Richardson Part Three: The Humanists Recreation 155 Daniel Deberghes* What
Kind of Technologies for What Kind of Education? 161 Juana M. Sancho
Policy, Practice and the 'Space' in Between 179 Rosemary Naughton Why
Should Children Go to School? 193 Aharon Aviram Digital Inclusion in Brazil
223 Pedro Roberto Jacobi Towards a New Canon in Education 233 Wiktor
Kulerski Terry Ryan Part Four: The Heretic Visions, Values, Technologies
and Schools 243 Jim Dator About the Contributors 253

Hard cover ISBN: 1-4020-2798-2 Date: September 2004 Pages: 271 pp.
EUR 115.00 / USD 129.00 / GBP 80.00

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