edited by Andrew Clement, Michael Gurstein, Graham Longford, Marita Moll and Leslie Regan Shade http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120193
Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change.
Funded for four years by the SSHRC's Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science, critical theory, women's studies, library and information sciences, and management studies to bear on networking technologies. A comprehensive thematic account of this in-depth research, Connecting Canadians will be an essential resource for NGOs, governments, the private sector, and multilateral agencies across the globe.
Full content is available on-line as well as in print.
edited by Marita Moll and Leslie Regan Shade http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/internet-tree
In this new collection, committed public interest advocates and academics present primers on provocative digital policy issues: broadband access, copyright, net neutrality, privacy, and security, along with a consideration of structures of participation in policy-making and communication rights.
Edited by Marita Moll and Leslie Regan Shade, 2008.
More than ever before, we depend on
telecommunications services to conduct our
economic, cultural and social lives. But, after
100 years of managing and controlling this
industry to safeguard the interests of all
Canadians, recent government decisions are
leading us to a communications future that doesn't include us at all.
Whether it is about access or affordability,
security or sovereignty, the essays in this book
will be a wake-up call to anyone wondering how
telecommunications policy affects our daily lives.
Edited by Larry Kuehn and Marita Moll.
While educators look for ways to incorporate a
powerful learning medium into their practice,
millions of youth are growing up in an online
frontier where the social and legal rules haven't
been written yet. At the same time, we are seeing
a trend in the increasing use of surveillance
technologies-whether it be cameras, fingerprints,
or DNA databases-both at home and at school.
Privacy vs. connectivity; surveillance vs.
security-the long term implications of these
trade-offs can only be imagined. But the message
is clear that social, legal and educational
institutions are having a hard time setting
boundaries between what is acceptable and what is not.
This issue of OS/OS explores some of the issues
arising out of the new technologies enveloping
the daily lives of youth, especially in the
education context. It's a whole new world for Generation @.