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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 395.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
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    Informatics and the Digital Society
    Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues

    edited by

    Tom J. van Weert
    Hogeschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Robert K. Munro
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


    This volume considers general issues covering the contribution of
    information and communication technology (ICT) to the development of
    learning, the role and potential of E learning, computer supported
    collaborative learning and innovative pedagogy, as well as very focused
    issues such as online knowledge communities, the characteristics of agents
    and multimedia animation. With many "state of the art" contributions,
    Informatics and the Digital Society:Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues
    addresses the following themes:
         * The e-literate society the role of informatiics, computer science and
         * ICT agent of change and soccial conflict;
         * E-learning meeting the challenge of technollogy on society through
    new partnerships;
         * Paradigm shifts in education and professional life.
    The thought-provoking and controversial papers in this volume make a
    powerful contribution to the debate that surrounds the increasing pervasion
    of ICT in all sectors of our lives especially the education sector.
    Evidence from contributors drawwn particularly from Europe, but also
    representing the Americas and Australia supports the contention that all
    countries are urgently addresssing the issues and problems raised by ICT.
    Each country will have to derive its own, unique solution. This collection
    of papers will certainly inform and should considerably assist that
    decision making and problem resolution.
    Informatics and the Digital Society: Social, Ethical and CognitiveIssues
    contains the edited proceedings of SECIII, the Open Conference on Social,
    Ethical and Cognitive Issues of Informatics and Information and
    Communication Technology (ICT), which was sponsored by the International
    Federation for Information Processing (WIP) Working Groups 3.1 (Secondary
    Education) and 3.2 (Higher Education). It was held in July 2002 at the
    University of Dortmund, Germany, in cooperation with the German Computer
    Society (Gesellschaft fr Informatik).

    Acknowledgements. Preface. Key Issues in IFIP-SIG9.2.2 Approaches to Ethics
    of Computing; J. Berleur. Informatics - The Science of Minimal Systems with
    Maximal Complexity; A. Schwill. ICT in Education: Aspirations and Tensions;
    D. Wood. e-Learning Technology: Convergence with the Mainstream; C.
    Harrison. Knowledge Management in Education; J. Andersen. Learning and
    Teaching in Socio-technical Environments; T.Herrmann.
    Working Group Reports:- Intelligent Agents in an e-Literate Society: Some
    Ethical Considerations; C. Dowling. Critical Thinking and an Ethical
    Approach to Studying History - The Case for ICT; A.Kassam. A Look at the
    Impact of ICT on the Informational Power Relationship Between Corporations
    and Consumers; C. Lueg. Exploration of Object-Oriented Models in
    Informatics Education; T. Brinda, S.E.Schubert. Learning Software
    Engineering with EASE; D. Draheim. Object Models of IT-Systems Supporting
    Cognitive Structures in Novice Courses of Informatics; P. Hubwieser. Let's
    Teach Informatics - Empowering Pupils, Students and Teachers; L. Humbert.
    Key Decisions in Adopting Algorithm Animation for Teaching; G. Rxling.
    Design Pattern - A Topic of the New Mandatory Subject Informatics;
    M.Schneider. Learning to Solve ICT/Informatics-Based Problems; M. Webb.
    Development of Multimedia Animations - A Contribution of Informatics
    Teaching to Media Studies; M. Weigend. ICT: An Aid to Inclusion?
    Reflections on the Potential of ICT for the Changing Role of the Special
    School; C. Abbott, J. Galloway. Various Modelling Aspects of Tutoring
    Systems for People with Auditory Disabilities; N. Baloian, W.Luther.
    Regional Learning Networks - Building Bridges Between Schools, University
    and Community; A. Breiter. Online Knowledge Communities: Meeting Places for
    Continuing Professional Development; S. de Vries. Distribution of Internet
    Community Knowledge Based on Traditional Communication Media; J.F. Hampe,
    S. Schnert, C. Dietze, NhiemLu. Taking the Best from Real Teaching
    Environments; I. Bueno deCamargo Cortelazzo. A Role-Based Adaptive CSCL
    Environment for Intensive Hands-on Teaching and Learning under Rigid Time
    Constraints; H.F. Wedde, F.T. Breuer, M. Farooq. KOLUMBUS: Context-Oriented
    Communication Support in a Collaborative Learning Environment; T.Herrmann,
    A. Kienle. Teaching Social Informatics as a Knowledge Project; I.
    Jackewitz, M. Janneck, D. Krause, B. Pape, M. Strauss. Using a Lecturer's
    Personal Web Site to Enhance the Social Interchange among Students in an
    Academic Course; D. Passig. Potential Problems of Computer-Mediated School
    Education; G. Russell. Modern Curriculum Development for Informatics
    (Computing Science); T.J. van Weert, F.Mulder. Innovative Pedagogical
    Practices Using ICT - Results of the German SITES-M2; R. Dalmer, T. Petzel,
    R. Schulz-Zander. e-learning@alma-mater.de - Net-Based Distance Education
    in the Traditional University; P.-Th. Kandzia. Teacher Training - The
    Interplay of IT and Society; C. Grlich, L. Humbert. Author Index. Keyword

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7363-1 Date: January 2003 Pages: 344 pp.
    EURO 164.00 / USD 160.00 / GBP 103.00


    Learning in School, Home and Community
    ICT for Early and Elementary Education

    edited by

    Gail Marshall
    Gail Marshall & Associates, USA

    Yaacov Katz
    School of Education, Bar-llan University, Israel


    Schools, homes and communities, including after-care centres, resource
    centres and libraries, have increased and acquired more technologies, and a
    wider range of applications are being used. Research shows that students
    use ICT differently in each setting. School-based technology use is often
    viewed by students as routine and disconnected from their interests and
    abilities. Many teachers are hesitant as to how to teach about ICT and, at
    the same time, integrate ICT into subject-based learning. Parents and the
    community-at-large have goals that differ from the goals espoused by
    teachers and students. This volume highlights the concerns of all students,
    teachhers, parents, policy makers and the general public.
    Major themes in Learning in School, Home and Community: ICT for Earlyand
    Elementary Education include:
         * Teachers' and researchers' studies of ICT use in school, home and
         * National strategies and policies affecting ICT use in school, home
    and community.
         * ICT tools designed to promote learning and the optimal settings to
    promote learning.
         * School and community responses to ICT use that promote the
    integration of ICT for all members of the community.
    This volume contains the selected proceedings of the Working Conference on
    Learning with Technologies in School, Home and Community, which was
    sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
    and held June 30-July 5, 2002 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Contributions
    from experts around the world, working as teachers, teacher educators,
    researchers and government officials, make this volume an essential
    contribution to the development and implementation of ICT policies and
    programs for schools, homes and communities.

    Part One: Learning. Learning in school and out: Formal and informal
    experiences with computer games in mathematical contexts; N.Yelland. Using
    technology to encourage social problem solving in preschoolers; M.B.
    Medvin, D.Reed, D. Behr, E. Spargo. Using electronic mail communication and
    metacognitive instruction to improve mathematical problem solving; B.
    Kramarski, A. Liberman. Online searching as apprenticeship; M. Pearson. The
    use of virtual reality three-dimensional simulation technology in nursery
    school teacher training for the understanding of children's cognitive
    perceptions; Y.J. Katz. Exploring visible mathematics with IMAGINE:
    Building new mathematical cultures with a powerful computational system; I.
    Kalas,A. Blaho. Cooperative networks enable shared knowledge: Rapid
    dissemination of innovative ideas and digital culture; K. Crawford.
    Part Two: Teaching. Developing an ICT capability for learning; S.Kennewell.
    Separated by a common technology? Factors affecting ICT-related activity in
    home and school; D. Benzie. The interaction between primary teachers'
    perceptions of ICT and their pedagogy; A.M.Loveless. Capacity building in
    tele-houses: A model for tele-mentoring; M. Turcsnyi-Szab
    Part Three: Policy. ICT for rural education: A developing country
    perspective; P. Hepp, E.Laval. National plans and local challenges:
    Preparing for lifelong learning in a digital society; S. Rsvik. Learning
    online: E-learning and the domestic market in the UK; M. Scanlon,
    D.Buckingham. Glimpses of educational transformation: Making choices at a
    turning point; B.S. Somekh. How do we know that ICT has an impact on
    children's learning? A review of techniques and methods to measure changes
    in pupils' learning promoted by the use of ICT; M.J. Cox. Index.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7367-4 Date: January 2003 Pages: 182 pp.
    EURO 133.00 / USD 130.00 / GBP 84.00


    Entertainment Computing
    Technologies and Applications

    edited by

    Ryohei Nakatsu
    Kwansei Gakuin University, Sanda, Japan

    Junichi Hoshino
    University of Tsukuba, Japan


    With the advancement of computers and networks, new types of entertainment
    have emerged such as video games, entertainment robots, and network games.
    This volume brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners
    working in the area of entertainment computing, and covers a wide range of
    issues, from theoretical to hardware/software, systems, human interfaces,
    and applications.
    Entertainment Computing presents the latest research and developments in:
         * Computers and Games:- Computer game algorithms, modeling of players,
    web technologies for networked games, human interface technologies for game
         * Home/Arcade Games and Interactive Movies:- Video game computer
    technologies, motion capture technologies, real-time computer graphic
    technologies, interactive movie systems, story generation for games/movies,
    human factors of video games;
         * Entertainment Robots and Physical Systems:- Entertainment robot
    systems, toy robots and pet robots, entertainment robots for man- machine
    interfacing, physical games and mental games;
         * Music Informatics:- MDI and its extensions, acoustic computation,
    computer music for home entertainment, new musical instruments, sound and
    voice for entertainment;
         * Sociology and Psychology of Entertainment:- Modeling and
    representation of emotion, mind model for entertainment, psychological
    aspect of immersion, future of entertainment; social significance of
         * Virtual Reality Technologies for Entertainment:- Generations of
    virtual entertainment environment, interactions in virtual environment,
    mixed reality technologies for entertainment.
    This volume comprises the proceedings of the First International Workshop
    on Entertainment Computing (IWEC 2002), which was sponsored by the
    International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), organized in
    cooperation with the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), and
    held in Japan in May 2002.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7360-7 Date: January 2003 Pages: 552 pp.
    EURO 189.00 / USD 185.00 / GBP 119.00


    Reworking the Bench
    Research Notebooks in the History of Science

    edited by

    Frederic L. Holmes
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

    Juergen Renn
    Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

    Hans-Joerg Rheinberger
    Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

    -- 7

    Research records composed of notes and protocols have long played a role in
    the efforts to understand the origins of what have come to be seen as the
    established milestones in the development of modern science. The use of
    research records to probe the nature of scientific investigation itself
    however is a recent development in the history of science.
    With Eduard Dijksterhuis, we could address them as a veritable
    "epistemologiCal laboratory". The purpose of a workshop entitled "Reworking
    the Bench: Laboratory Notebooks in the History of Science", held at the Max
    Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin was to bring together
    historians who have been exploiting such resources, to compare the
    similarities and differences in the materials they had used and and to
    measure the potential and scope for future explorations of "science in the
    making" based on such forms of documentation. The contributions which form
    this volume are based on papers presented at this workshop or written
    afterward by participants in the discussions.
    This is the first book that addresses the issue of research notes for
    writing history of science in a comprehensive manner. Its case studies
    range from the early modern period to present and cover a broad range of
    different disciplines.

    Editor's Introduction. The Hanging Chain: A Forgotten "Discovery" Buried in
    Galileo's Notes on Motion; J. Renn, P. Damerow. The Chymical Laboratory
    Notebooks of George Starkey; W. Newman, L.M. Principe. Newton's Optical
    Notebooks: Public Versus Private Data; A.E. Shapiro. At Play with Nature:
    Luigi Galvani's Experimental Approach to Muscular Physiology; M. Bresadola.
    The Practice of Studying Practice: Analyzing Laboratory Records of Ampre
    and Faraday; F. Steinle. From Agents to Cells: Theodor Schwann's Research
    Notes of the Years 1835 1838; O. Parnes. Narrating by Numbers: Keeping an
    Account of Early 19th Century Laboratory Experiences; O. Sibum. Exploring
    Contents and Boundaries of Experimental Practice in Laboratory Notebooks:
    Samuel Pierpoint Langley and the Mapping of the Infra-red Region of the
    Solar Spectrum; A. Loettgers. The Pocket Schedule. Note-Taking as a
    Research Technique: Ernst Mach's Ballistic-Photographic Experiments;
    C.Hoffmann. From Lone Investigator to Laboratory Chief: Ivan Pavlov's
    Research Notebooks as a Reflection of His Managerial and Interpretive
    Style; D.P. Todes. Carl Correns' Experiments with Pisum, 1896 1899; H.-J.
    Rheinberger. Errors and Insights: Reconstructing the Genesis of General
    Relativity from Einstein's Zurich Notebook; J. Renn, T. Sauer. Hans Krebs'
    and Kurt Henseleit's Laboratory Notebooks and Their Discovery of the Urea
    Cycle: Reconstructed with Computer Models; G.Graxhoff, M. May. Laboratory
    Notebooks and Investigative Pathways; F.L. Holmes.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1039-7 Date: February 2003 Pages: 352 pp.
    EURO 127.00 / USD 119.00 / GBP 81.00

    Dr Willard McCarty | Senior Lecturer | Centre for Computing in the
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