Agents of Change: Virtuality, Gender, and the Challenge to by Gabriele Kreutzner, Heidi Schelhowe

By Gabriele Kreutzner, Heidi Schelhowe

One of the main using forces at the back of the foreign Women´s collage used to be the curiosity in altering the conventional college. In its pursuit of this aim, the projekt vifu (the digital foreign collage) mixed the general specialize in gender with a conceptual pressure on virtuality as a possible inroad to rework and innovate the tested educational procedure. This assortment provides effects and demanding reviews of the vifu as a feminist venture designed in style of switch. as well as this, the quantity provides and discusses tasks which theoretically and essentially combine the recent ICTs into their departure to new horizons in greater schooling and study and on the related perform a specific sensitivity in the direction of gender as a social type. The authors of this anthology percentage the point of view at the class of gender and ICT-related advancements summed up by means of "virtuality" as strength instruments for reworking conventional academia. whereas swap isn't really regarded as a high quality consistent with se, every one contribution makes its case for particular types of "making new". In doing so, in addition they search solutions to the questions of a democratic and socially in charge wisdom creation and distribution within the 21 st century.

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