The Internet Playground

The Internet Playground

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The Internet Playground argues that contrary to the promises of technology boosters, teaching with computers is very difficult. Ellen Seiter points out that the Internet today resembles a mall more than it does a library. While children love to play online games, join fan communities, and use online chat and instant messaging, the Internet is also an aggressive marketer to children and, as this book argues, an educational boondoggle.Anglo boys and men for whom English is their first language. ... were the first members of their families to attend college and wrote reflective essays on their parentsa#39; struggles with computers. ... A tutor from a working-class background described her parents this way: My parents live very simple lives and do not own veryanbsp;...

Title:The Internet Playground
Author: Ellen Seiter
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2005-01-01

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