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Pressure for committees to buy only texts that met their demands for acceptable language and topics has resulted in a degree of censorship. This process took on a life of its own, and the initial noble purpose became transformed into an exercise in exerting the power to enforce one's point of...
This 230 page edited book attempts to capture the ethos of the age of learning and analyze its features. It questions its ethics from a variety of academic perspectives and discusses how the learning society actually functions. Traditional views are seen threatened, as education becomes a...
Presidential books vary in range and scope. They include memoirs, collections of essays on common or similar themes, topical and exploratory books that examine a single topic and collections of speeches and essays prepared for different audiences. The three books reviewed represent two of these...
From the quiet new born days of early 1990s, the World Wide Web has had an exponential growth in the last decade or so. From the original goal of sharing research resources, Web today portrays a virtual world spanning from research to entertainment and e‐commerce. This growth has necessitated...
Looks at the possible evolution of virtual teachers. They could be designed to teach any subject, while automatically adapting their teaching style to a student's learning style. Use of “plug‐ins” would make it easy to change personalities, language, student profiles as well as updating...
Uses the recent penetration of broadband through the 30 percent adoption level to explore its likely impact on society. Drawing on a variety of trend data and examples like South Korea where broadband is used by 75 percent of the population, briefly examines the rise of e‐commerce, entertainment...
The Secular Revolution is an examination of the means by which the university as an institution enabled the secularization of America. From a dominant Protestant establishment in the mid‐1800s, science, psychology, law, journalism, medicine and biology authorized the secular revolution. A rising...
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