Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret E. Robertson
      Pages 3-12 Open Access
    3. Seng W. Loke
      Pages 13-20 Open Access
    4. Michael Williams
      Pages 21-27 Open Access
  3. Examples of Global Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. George N. Curry, Elizabeth Dumu, Gina Koczberski
      Pages 39-52 Open Access
    3. Meg Elkins, Liam J. A. Lenten
      Pages 53-59 Open Access
  4. Recommendations—Networking the e-Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Eric Po keung Tsang, Dennis Lai Hang Hui
      Pages 63-70 Open Access
    3. Margaret E. Robertson
      Pages 71-75 Open Access
    4. Margaret E. Robertson
      Pages 77-77 Open Access

About this book


This book illustrates the benefits to be gained from digitally networked communication for health, education and transitioning economies in developing nations (Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea) and developed nations. Growing powers of e-citizenship can help build sustainable futures. This small volume provides a collection of examples and ideas from which the authors hope will help build a wider resource. Understanding how to link everyday lives with global networks in the digital world in ways that add benefit for the world’s people, and the health of the planet, is an ongoing project.

IYGU recognises the integral roles of networking and communication systems, as well as interactions between people, near and far, as fundamental for building better futures. The global penetration of digital devices means everyday life, present and future, is inextricably linked with information technologies


digital technologies knowledge mobility information accessibility social networking learning knowledge sharing International Year of Global Understanding 2016

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret E. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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