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Cover of 'Understanding Context' by Andrew Hinton

In the Context of Many Contexts: A Review of Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information by Andrew Hilton  

JODML-bookreview-icon-maroon-35Andrew Hinton has provided an invaluable, clear, and comprehensive resource. His book speaks to handling the complexity of our blended environment, as well as designing situations and tools that “nudge” human users toward literacy and understanding.

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Book Cover - In Defense of a Liberal Education - Fareed Zakaria

Drowning in Information While Starving for Wisdom: A Review of In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

JODML-bookreview-icon-maroon-35In his new book, journalist Fareed Zakaria lays out a brief history of liberal education—a history that he admits has gotten lost in translation over the past century.

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Disconnected - Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap - Carrie James - MIT Press

Delimiting Moral and Ethical Behavior in a Limitless Age: A review of Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap by Carrie James

JODML-bookreview-icon-maroon-35“Remember who you are, where you’re from, and what you represent.” For those who study, teach, and practice digital and media literacy, this trio of imperatives offers a shorthand mandate for avoiding deficits in moral and ethical thinking during online activities and behaviors. The reasons behind this mandate are found in Carrie James’s book.

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Book Review: Media and Digital Literacies in Secondary School


JODML-bookreview-icon-maroon-35Media and Digital Literacies in Secondary School provides an interesting overview of the digital experiences of secondary school children in a publicly funded Finnish school.

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Book Review: Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics

JODML-bookreview-icon-maroon-35Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics proves a useful tool for the student interested in learning more about how and to what extent social media influences the political landscape.

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