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Holmes, WN (2010) Seven digital steps to avoid utter hell. Computer, 43 (9). 92, 90-91. ISSN 0018-9162

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Abstract

Starting from a consideration of the inevitability and consequences of climate change leads to the essentiality of widespread education to adapt to and mitigate the consequences. This would be a hopeless task if the old dogma of education only being practical for the young, but this dogma has been soundly refuted by practice of the newly founded approach to rehabilitation called neuroplasticity, recently reported by Canadian Norman Doidge. But neuroplasticity can equally well be exploited for education of the young and old, and digital technology could be used to great effect in helping effect neuroplasticity. This essay concludes by outlining seven important contributions the computing profession could and should take to allow our civilisations to adapt to the Earth's very difficult future.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Digital trends, Modern technology, Computing profession, Computers and education, Climate change, Neuroplasticity, Literacy, Numeracy
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
Page Range: 92, 90-91
ISSN: 0018-9162
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1109/MC.2010.266
Additional Information: ©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 03:03
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:12
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10179
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