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Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
Internet, People, Information and Knowledge
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Internet, People, Information and Knowledge

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This Lecture in intended to provide a general background of the Internet and the Information challenge. …

This Lecture in intended to provide a general background of the Internet and the Information challenge.
Without doubt, the Internet the its Information generation effects directly all people of all ages.
Consequently, we talk about the Information Society.
However, the question remains whether Society is moving towards becoming more Knowledgeable.

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  • 1. IPIKInternet,People,Information&Knowledge<br />
  • 2. Impact of the Internet<br />What is the Internet? <br />
  • 3. Impact of the Internet<br />The Internet is a world wide network of computer networks that<br />enables us to communicate with each other, and to access or provide information on a<br />global basis.<br />(Lauretta & Bruce, 2002)<br />
  • 4. Impact of the Internet<br />The Internet is a world wide network of computer networks that<br />enables us to communicate with each other, and to access or provide information on a<br />global basis.<br />(Webb, 2008, pp. 133-134)<br />
  • 5. Impact of the Internet<br />Unlike many other information sources, <br />it is relatively unstructured,<br />indeed it is often described as ‘chaotic’.<br />(Lauretta & Bruce, 2002)<br />What type of Information Sources<br />
  • 6. Impact of the Internet<br />Unlike many other information sources, it is relatively unstructured,<br />indeed it is often described as ‘chaotic’.<br />(Lauretta & Bruce, 2002)<br />What is Unstructured Information<br />
  • 7. Impact of the Internet<br />Unlike many other information sources, it is relatively unstructured,<br />indeed it is often described as ‘chaotic’.<br />(Lauretta & Bruce, 2002)<br />“…if it looks good…<br />it must be good.”<br />(Webb, 2008, p. 133)<br />
  • 8.
  • 9. Impact of the Internet<br /><ul><li> 69% - major impact on their ability to learn new things;
  • 10. 48 % - major impact to manage their health;
  • 11. 24 % - major impact to interact with gov officials & politicians
  • 12. 50% - Internet sites focusing on local affairs doing an excellent job</li></ul>(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 13. Impact of the Internet<br /><ul><li> 69% - major impact on their ability to learn new things;
  • 14. 48 % - major impact to manage their health;
  • 15. 24 % - major impact to interact with gov officials & politicians
  • 16. 50% - Internet sites focusing on local affairs doing an excellent job</li></ul>(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 17. Most Important Source of Information<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 18. cont…Most Important Source of Information<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 19. cont…Most Important Source of Information<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 20. cont…Most Important Source of Information<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 21. cont…Information People Seek Online about Their Communities<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 22. cont…Information People Seek Online about Their Communities<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 23. cont…Information People Seek Online about Their Communities<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 24. cont…Information People Seek Online about Their Communities<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 25. cont…Information People Seek Online about Their Communities<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 26. cont…Information People Seek Online about Their Communities<br />(Pew Internet, 2010)<br />
  • 27.
  • 28. Measuring the Information Society<br />(ITUD, 2010)<br />
  • 29. Measuring the Information Society<br />“…in the growing complexity of our information environment<br />we are all faced with diverse and abundant information choices in all walks of lives.”<br />(Webb, 2008, p. 129)<br />
  • 30. Disappearing ink<br />
  • 31. The Digital World<br />Amazon sells 60-70% of e-books in America and perhaps 90% in Britain (Enders Analysis)<br />(Economist, 2011)<br />
  • 32. Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 33. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 34. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 35. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 36. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 37. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 38. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 39. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 40. cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />
  • 41. Coping <br />Strategies<br />cont…Information Dyspepsia<br />(Rosenbaum, 2011)<br />Check email all the time<br />Work weekends<br />Can’t keep up<br />Sleep less<br />Shut off phone/net<br />
  • 42. 2005<br />children attending between <br />Year 4 (primary level) and <br />Form 5<br />
  • 43. Computer Use<br />Where is the Computer Located at home?<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 44. Number of Students & Computer Location<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 45. Internet Access<br />Internet Access at home<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 46. Time Spent Online at home<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 47. Time Spent Online at School<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 48. Online Purpose<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 49. OECD ~ PISA 2003<br />Internet research – 55% on average<br />Word processing – 48% on average<br />Online Purpose<br />Games – 53% on average<br />
  • 50. Online Purpose According to Parents<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 51. Online Purpose<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 52. Online Alone<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 53. Exposure to unsolicited online material<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 54. Parents’ interest in kids’ Internet Use<br />(NSO, 2005)<br />
  • 55. What’s Current & What’s Up?<br /><ul><li> Born in Digital era;
  • 56. Information growing exponentially;
  • 57. Everyone: Author/Publisher
  • 58. Ease of use: Creating/Using/Sharing/Copying;
  • 59. Ease of Technology
  • 60. Digital Gap: How deep is it? Is it effecting?
  • 61. Born Digital = Better Know How?
  • 62. New Tech…New Shift? New Shift…New Skills?
  • 63. Who is Surviving?
  • 64. I know? I need to know? I need to enquire about it?</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />research59@gmail.com<br />
  • 65. References<br />ITU, (2010). “Measuring the information society”, viewed online on 20 May, 2010, <http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2010/Material/MIS_2010_without_annex_4-e.pdf >.<br />NSO, (2005). “Survey on the use of the internet by students”, viewed online 10 September, 2011, <http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_file.aspx?id=1472>.<br />PewInternet, (2011). “How the public perceives community information systems”, viewed online on 10 January, 2011, <http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Community-Information-Systems.aspx>.<br />The Economist, (2011). “Disappearing ink”, viewed online on 12 September, 2011, <http://www.economist.com/node/21528628>.<br />Rosenbaum, S. (2011). “Filtering the flood: Our digital lifestyle has us drowning in data”, viewed online on 1 May, 2011, <http://www.scribd.com/doc/57133133/MAGNIFY-Lifestyle-Information-Survey-2011>.<br />Schleicher, A. (2005). “Are students ready for a technology-rich world? ”, PISA.<br />Webb, J. (2008). “Strategic information management: A practitioner’s guide”, Chandos Pub., Oxford, England.<br />

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