International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society

Article

30 Dec 2011
247

Online in depth interviews were conducted with 29 participants. The interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. All participants believed that online dating was risky in some manner. To manage these risks participants used technology in various ways: to assist them in assessing authenticity and...

Article

26 Jul 2010
802

Attracted by the prospective opportunities offered by the Internet for market and communication diversification, small and medium enterprises in Botswana, like elsewhere, adopt ICTs, hoping to better their performances.

Attracted by the prospective opportunities offered by the Internet for market and communication diversification, small...

Journal article

5 Jul 2010
233

In discussions of nanotechnology, it has become increasingly common to emphasise the importance of 'responsible governance'. This study focused on the issue of environmental governance and was specifically interested in critically exploring the relationship between nature and nanotechnology.

It began by characterising a range...

Journal article

5 Jul 2010
147

Iran’s 2009 presidential election was a controversial political event and came prominently into global media focus. Alleged large-scale frauds in the election led to widespread protests which faced repressive reaction of the regime. In the absence of independent media, the story of the...

Article

9 Oct 2009
337

This article explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies can play in enhancing language learning development in a blended world. It argues that technologies are not enough on their own to make a difference, but that teachers bring a particular understanding of language and the...

Article

5 Oct 2009
762

Since their emergence in 2005, Web 2.0 technologies have been advanced as potentially transformative in the area of education in general and foreign language learning in particular.

Web 2.0 technologies are presenting new opportunities for developing diverse online learning environments and enhancing interactivity, participation...

Article

5 Oct 2009
54

This paper looked at two Information and Communications Technology (ICT) contexts that initially appeared very different.

It presents results of a survey administered in Cambodia (n = 130) and Japan (n = 328) which show that, excepting a few tasks, students in both countries...

Report

4 Jun 2009
204

This article establishes the historical framework of net-radio and traditional radio in the context of emerging technologies, programming ideologies and government regulations in North America and Australia.

It illustrates how the unregulated nature of net-only radio relaxes the structural constraints associated with traditional radio....

Report

4 Jun 2009
73

The Story Exchange section of the Sims 2 website offers Sims 2 players a forum to read and review other players’ original stories which they have written while playing.

This article draws on interview data from Sarah, a 15-year-old female involved in reading and...

Report

28 May 2009
305

This research is underpinned by two socio-cultural theories of learning: Situated Cognition and Activity Theory, and has a particular emphasis on online identity creation.

This paper reports the findings of a survey conducted in Australia in 2007/08 that investigated the experiences of...

Report

28 May 2009
567

Baby boomers are characterised as being technophobes who are slow to adopt new technology and when they do, they struggle to understand how to use it. This paper aimed to uncover whether baby boomers have embraced mobile phone technology and, if not, their reasons why....

Report

16 Jul 2008
7

The pedagogy of the Australian PhD has not been well theorised to date. Most published material has focussed on managing the supervision process rather than on the learning of candidates. The transmission of knowledge is essentially textual, but while attention has been focussed on the...

Book review

16 Jul 2008
12

If anything, the book is rather too enthusiastic in its drive to promote Web 2.0, as contrary to the frequent hyperbole, few if any substantive research studies on the effects of Web 2.0 have yet been published. The frequent references to the ?transformative? and ?revolutionary?...

Journal article

16 Jul 2008
51

The pedagogy of the Australian PhD has not been well theorised to date. Most published material has focussed on managing the supervision process rather than on the learning of candidates. The transmission of knowledge is essentially textual, but while attention has been focussed on the...

Journal article

12 Jun 2008
23

This study focuses on describing the ecology of Mauritian early adolescents' Internet- mediated dating/romance. It used a grounded theory analysis of 136 narrative interviews and eight focus group discussions from Mauritian early adolescents (10-14 years old). The main findings were that (a) within a conservative...

Report

5 Jun 2008
67

This article examines the growing phenomenon of online dating and intimacy in the 21st century. The exponential rise of communications technologies, which is both reflective and constitutive of an increasingly networked and globalized society, has the potential to significantly influence the nature of intimacy in...

Journal article

5 Jun 2008
166

This article examines the growing phenomenon of online dating and intimacy in the 21st century. The exponential rise of communications technologies, which is both reflective and constitutive of an increasingly networked and globalized society, has the potential to significantly influence the nature of intimacy in...

Journal article

5 Jun 2008
60

Gay life on the Internet has rapidly expanded over the past decade, leaving some to lament the demise of established forms of gay social life. The Internet as a forum for dating and arranging casual sex has been a particular growth practice in Australian gay...