Computer Networks and Globalization

D. Martinovic, J. Magliaro
2007 Brock Education: a Journal of Educational Research and Practice  
Communication and information computer networks connect the world in ways that make globalization more natural and inequity more subtle. As educators, we look at these phenomena holistically analyzing them from the realist's view, thus exploring tensions, (in) equity and (in)justice, and from the idealist's view, thus embracing connectivity, convergence and development of a collective consciousness. In an increasingly market- driven world we find examples of openness and human generosity that
more » ... n generosity that are based on networks, specifically the Internet. After addressing open movements in publishing, software industry and education, we describe the possibility of a dialectic equilibrium between globalization and indigenousness in view of ecologically designed future smart networks
doi:10.26522/brocked.v16i2.84 fatcat:5q2227iujzbpxizbxjhvhdzidy