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>*** CREATIVE ECONOMY ***
>THE ROLE OF COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY
>Taylor Reynolds | OECD
>28 May, 2009 | Economic downturns present
>serious challenges but can also be viewed as
>opportunities for structural reform and targeted
>investment in strategic areas such as broadband.
>DIGITAL TRACKER REPORT ON QUARTER 1, 2009
> Digital Switchover Taskforce | Department of
> Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
>28 May, 2009 | The Digital Tracker Survey
>measures the national uptake of digital
>television and Australians' awareness and
>attitudes towards the switchover to digital TV.
>In September 2008, the Department of Broadband,
>Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE)
>commissioned Newspoll to undertake research into
>digital take-up in Australian homes. The first
>quarterly survey (digital tracker) was conducted in January to March 2009.
>WINNING IS ABSTRACT IN ART
>Robyn Archer | The Age
>28 May, 2009 | Failure, like beauty, is pretty
>much in the eye of the beholder.
>PIRACY OF DIGITAL CONTENT
>Piotr Stryszowski, Danny Scorpecci | OECD
>Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
>26 May, 2009 | This report covers the piracy of
>content, such as music, films and software that
>does not involve the use of physical media.
>HIGHER EDUCATION IN A WEB 2.0 WORLD
>Joint Information Systems Committee
>21 May, 2009 | Today's learners exist in a
>digital age. This implies access to, and use of,
>a range of Social Web tools and software that
>provide gateways to a multiplicity of
>interactive resources for information,
>entertainment and, not least, communication.
>HOW PEOPLE ARE USING TWITTER DURING CONFERENCES
>Wolfgang Reinhardt | 5th EduMedia Conference 2009
>28 May, 2009 | The popularity of microblogging,
>with special emphasis on twitter, the most
>famous application of the kind, is growing
>rapidly. This kind of tools for micro-exchange
>of information and communication is changing the
>daily life of knowledgeable worker as well as Internet savvy people.
>IDENTITY CREATION AND ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING: AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE
>Kirsty Young | International Journal of Emerging Techologies and Society
>28 May, 2009 | 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.
>THE CREATIVITY AGENDA
>Robert D. Atkinson, Stephen J. Ezell | What Matters, McKinsey Publishing
>28 May, 2009 | According to this article, the
>most innovative countries -- which will also be
>the highest earning in the future -- will be
>those that embrace a model of âinnovation
>economics,â which places technology,
>innovation, and entrepreneurship at the center of economic policymaking.
>THE USE (AND DISUSE) OF MOBILE PHONES BY BABY BOOMERS
>Elisabeth McLeod | International Journal of Emerging Techologies and Society
>28 May, 2009 | 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.
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