How to Use Information Technology in Education An Interview With Author and Teacher Holly Clark


The effective application of information technology in education is considered in this interview with Holly Clark, author of the Google Infused Classroom and of the soon to be released Chromebook Infused Classroom. Approaches to or pedagogies for teaching with information technology are explored, how schools should introduce information technology and the cultural change that is …

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Using Information Technology for Humanitarian Development An Interview With Ed Happ


The role of information technology in humanitarian development is considered in this interview with Ed Happ. Ed describes his experience as Chief Information Officer for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, founding Chair of NetHope and now as an Executive Fellow at the University of Michigan. Ed discusses the increasing …

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the Future of the Internet An Interview With Brock Pierce


Brock Pierce discusses the blockchain and its impact. After providing a brief explanation of the blockchain, he argues that the internet is fundamentally flawed and that a blockchain based new model would be more effective. As a crypto currency pioneer, Brock explains why he thinks it is a good alternative to existing, non-crypto currencies and …

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The Impact of the Internet on Behaviour An Interview With Kate Mills


Kate Mills of the University of Oregon emphasises the importance of basing understanding of the impact of the internet on behaviour, on scientific research. Kate discusses her own work and her views on the research undertaken by others. She states that current research is sparse in areas where there has been significant public attention, such …

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Internet Addiction, Narcissism and Appropriate Use An Interview With Phil Reed


In this interview Phil Reed discusses the impact that the internet is having on human behaviour. He argues that internet addiction (different from gaming addiction) is widespread and has physiological effects that are similar to withdrawal from drugs. He also argues that the internet causes changes within its users' brains. the relationship between internet use …

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The People vs Technology, An Interview With Jamie Bartlett


Jamie Bartlett's recent book, The People vs Technology, discusses how information technology is impacting democracy. Jamie describes six pillars of democracy and the interview examines each of these in turn, before considering possible solutions to the challenges that this poses for society. The discussion looks at how information technology affects our free will, the rise …

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Globalisation and Technological Change, An Interview With Henning Meyer


Henning Meyer discusses technological change and globalisation in this interview with The University of Waterloo's Peter Carr. The interview looks at the reasons for the forms that technology takes as it changes and the choices that we make in how we use its new capabilities. Henning provides his views on the impact of the global …

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Interview With Mariana Valverde: Quayside Toronto


Mariana Valverde is a Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. This interview discusses the Sidewalk Labs / Waterfront Toronto Smart City project and focuses particularly on the governance aspects of the project. Mariana argues that the existing governance arrangements for project governance, control of the data that …

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The Sidewalk / Waterfront Toronto Development


The Alphabet Sidewalk Labs / Waterfront Toronto development, “built from the internet up”, is an important test bed for the innovative application of information technology in civic life. It has the potential to help us understand what cities of the future might be like and is a major opportunity for Torontonians and others to influence …

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Interview with Innar Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology


The interview discusses the Estonian government's innovative use of information technology, Innar's work in computational social science, and how data can be used to develop and manage government policy. Issues related to privacy and social media are explored, including the relationship between the citizen benefits of data based services and their privacy concerns. The interview …

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