Current Trends in Technology and Society   by  Rick Van der Zwan (Editor)


Chapter 1:   Venice - is it the new Atlantis?
The Vincentian Problematic
Chapter 2: The Simpsons ‘on strike’ – What a viewing audience learns about work from a TV-series
Research context
Literature review
Findings and discussion
Chapter 3: Future Capacity of Education to Embrace the Knowledge Economy
The Knowledge Economy
The Growth of Uncertainty
The Growth of New Forms of Economic Rationality
The Transformation of Time into the ‘Extended Present’
Flexible Space
An Increasing Capacity for Self-Organisation
The Implications for Systems of Education
Summary and Conclusion
Chapter 4: The Green Growth Knowledge Economy: Implications for Technology and Design Teachers.  
The Foundations of the Knowledge Economy
The Implications of New Growth Theory
Why Knowledge is Special
Work & Education in the Knowledge Economy
Chapter 5: Technologist versus “Technologee”: The problem of communication between users and developers of complex products
Problem definition
Languages for design artefacts
Agile development
Schematics and diagrams
Formal design languages
Human written language
Human issues with designer-user communication
Communication within developer teams
Summary and areas for further work
Chapter 6: ‘Plain English instead of hard words’: English language encounters in a remote Aboriginal community
‘What was that word?’: Understanding and comprehending the NTER
English communications strategies at Tjuwanpa
Are interpreters the answer?
Accessing professional Aboriginal interpreters in the Northern Territory
The competencies of interpreters for the needs at hand
Government competence in identifying and using interpreters
Additional measures to bridge the communications gap
Chapter 7: Strategic Use of ICT for Competitive Advantage: A Review of eBay and Webvan using Porter’s Five Forces Model
Competitive Advantage
Porter’s Five Forces Model
Competitive Advantage: Success & Failure
Analysis of Porter’s Five Forces - eBay
eBay’s Strategies Supporting the Five Competitive Forces
Value Chain and Value Chain Analysis - eBay
Webvan Group
Analysis of Webvan using Porter’s Five Forces Model
Webvan Strategies - Five Competitive Forces
The Webvan Value Chain and Value Chain Analysis
Chapter 8: Preparing undergraduate nurses for leadership: From communication theory to clinical practice         
Communication to lead
Communication Models
Communication skills for nursing leadership
Communicate to lead: The clinical laboratory
Learning to communicate: The clinical placement
Chapter 9:   A regional case study on improving awareness of mental health issues within undergraduate nursing students
Challenges in preparing students for mental health nursing
Educating for mental health nursing
Ward visiting case study
Conclusion: Improving regional MHN preparation
Chapter 10:   Food Innovation and Technacy Genre Theory: Strategies for Teaching and Learning 104
Theoretical framework
Key Results
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