Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New online book: Wikiworld

We have received welcome news from our excellent Finnish friends and colleagues, Juha Suoranta and Tere Vadén, that their book, Wikiworld: Political Economy and the Promise of Participatory Media, has been published and is available as of today for download.

They say:

"We have just published an open access book Wikiworld - Political Economy and the Promise of Participatory Media. We hope that you find it of interest in your work. Please feel free to download and link the book from and spread the word.

WIKIWORLD - Political Economy and the Promise of Participatory Media

In the digital world of learning there is a progressive transformation from the institutionalized and individualized forms of learning to open learning and collaboration. The book provides a view on the use of new technologies and learning practices in furthering socially just futures, while at the same time paying critical attention to the constants, or "unmoved movers" of the information society development; the West and Capitalism. The essential issue in the Wikiworld is one of freedom – levels and kinds of freedom. Our message is clear: we write for the radical openness of education for all."

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