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The Information Age

Technology, Learning and Exclusion in Wales

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The Information Age offers a critical examination of the challenges a newly-devolved Wales faces in reinventing itself as a confident and competitive 'e-nation'. The development and exploitation of technology has long been at the core of Welsh economic and social life and has assumed even greater significance over the last few decades with the emergence of new information and communication technologies. Neil Selwyn and Stephen Gorard suggest that small countries will lose out if they fail to adopt appropriate strategies for lifelong learning and combat the danger of a 'digital divide'. At the same time, their extensive empirical research offers early indications of the likely shortcomings of relying on technology alone to promote knowledge and social inclusion. Wales faces major structural, economic and socio-cultural challenges. None of these will be overcome by relying solely on 'technical fixes'.

Author Biography

Neil Selwyn is a Lecturer at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences and the author of 101 key ideas in Information Technology (2002). Stephen Gorard is a Professor at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. His most recent books are Education and Social Justice (2000), and Creating a Learning Society (2002).
Release date NZ
January 29th, 2002
Contributors
Edited by Neil Selwyn Edited by Stephen Gorard
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
No
Imprint
University of Wales Press
Pages
240
Dimensions
138x216x13
ISBN-13
9780708317082
Product ID
1830088

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