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Communicating, Networking: Interacting

The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Global Understanding (BRIEFSGU)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Background and Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Our Natural Systems: The Basis of all Human Enterprise

      • Margaret E. Robertson
      Pages 3-12Open Access
    3. Technology Trends: Working Life with ‘Smart Things’

      • Seng W. Loke
      Pages 13-20Open Access
    4. Citizenship, Governance and Communication

      • Michael Williams
      Pages 21-27Open Access
  3. Examples of Global Diversity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29
    2. Bridging the Digital Divide: Everyday Use of Mobile Phones Among Market Sellers in Papua New Guinea

      • George N. Curry, Elizabeth Dumu, Gina Koczberski
      Pages 39-52Open Access
    3. Business, Commerce and the Global Financial System

      • Meg Elkins, Liam J. A. Lenten
      Pages 53-59Open Access
  4. Recommendations—Networking the e-Society

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Everyday-ing Health Literacy and the Imperative of Health Communication: A Critical Agenda

      • Eric Po keung Tsang, Dennis Lai Hang Hui
      Pages 63-70Open Access
    3. Imaging an E-future: Education as a Process Towards Understanding

      • Margaret E. Robertson
      Pages 71-75Open Access
    4. Epilogue

      • Margaret E. Robertson
      Pages 77-77Open 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

  • School of Education, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia

    Margaret E. Robertson

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)