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The Digital Media Reader: Media, Culture, Society an Politics in the Digital Age

The Digital Media Reader: Media, Culture, Society an Politics in the Digital Age

Editor: Jonathan Bishop
Foreword: Niki Lambropoulos

Abstract

The Digital Media Reader combines a number of chapters relating to media practice, identity and culture, and society and politics. Its advantage over other textbooks is its focus on contemporary digital media and cultures. A significant number of the chapters relate to the hacktivist movement Anonymous and contemporary events like the Arab Spring and Citizen Journalism.

Citation

Jonathan Bishop (2017). The Digital Media Reader: Media, Culture, Society an Politics in the Digital Age. The Crocels Press Limited, Swansea, GB.

Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Educational and Psychological Issues

Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Educational and Psychological Issues

Jonathan Bishop

Abstract

With the popularity and ease-of-access to internet technologies, especially social networking, a number of human-centered issues has developed including internet addiction and cyber bullying. In an effort to encourage positive behavior, it is believed that applying gaming principles to non-gaming environments through gamification can assist in improving human interaction online.

Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Educational, and Psychological Issues presents information and best practices for promoting positive behavior online through gamification applications in social, educational, and psychological contexts. Through up-to-date research and practical applications, educators, academicians, information technology professionals, and psychologists will gain valuable insight into human-internet interaction and a possible solution for improving the relationship between society and technology.

Reference

Jonathan Bishop (2014). Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Educational, and Psychological Issues. IGI Global, Hershey, PA.

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

Jonathan Bishop

Abstract

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling provides current research on the technical approaches as well as more social and behavioural involvements for gaining a better understanding of internet trolling. This book is useful to researchers, students and practitioners interested in building a share meaning for online community users. 

Publisher’s Summary

Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling

Discussion

Contributors from a range of fields that includes civil engineering and philosophy, but is rather denser around computer science and education, explore Internet trolling, defined as any form of abuse carried out online for the pleasure of the people causing the abuse or the audience to which they are trying to appeal. They cover social, legal and ethical issues; psychological and wellbeing issues; trust and participation issues in Web 2.0 systems at risk of Internet trolling; and possible solutions for dealing with Internet trolling. Among specific topics are codes of ethics in discussion forums, politeness as a social computing requirement, a survey of trust use and modeling in real online systems, a proposed framework for sustainable communities for knowledge management systems, and a multi-agents system applied on a cyberbullying model for a social network.” – Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR.

References

Bishop, J. (2013). Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements

Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements

P.M. Pumilia-Gnarini, E. Favaronm, E. Pacetti, J. Bishop, L. Gurra

Abstract

Recently there has been a growing wave of local initiatives in support of their public schools. Teachers and communities together have been playing an active role in the innovative efforts towards new educational methods aimed at helping schools. These grass root experiments, though very effective, tend to go unnoticed in the wide scheme of the educational system. However, if the most useful and meaningful of these initiatives could be fostered and developed, they may have the possibility of transforming it.

Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements aims to be a platform for the most significant educational achievements by teachers, school administrators, and local associations that have worked together in public institutions that range from primary school to the university level. This book aims to be useful for both scholars and the citizens that are involved in improving the educational system.

Publisher Summary

Discussion

This book offers insight into the many things that are possible with technology in education. Case studies in this book relating to Classroom 2.0, for example, show how cross-border education can become a reality. The editors say in the introduction that this book was put together with many papers where English was not the authors’ first language. The editors did a great job it would seem. It was beneficial to hear the differences between strategies in different jurisdictions. I have no doubts about giving five stars to this book. I recommend it to anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and improve their techniques in education.” – Ashu MG Solo

Citation

Pumilia-Gnarini, P.M., Favaronm, E., Pacetti, E., Bishop, J., Gurra, L. (2012). Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.