Computer Communication Effects Workplace Education
Computer Communication Effects The Imaginary Workplace A workplace of unlimited resources based on creativity which can produce full employment and is predicated on democracy in the workplace.
Computer Communication Effects Education in the Imaginary Workplace workers become L’earners life-long training and education computer-based distance education more private educational activity than public
Entertainment and toy industry Corporate existence Democratic communities The Internet Linux
Predicting Technologies A period of rapid change The ‘90s Gold Rush Fast change means societies are easily deflected Same arguments for laissez-faire capitalism We have to learn how to confront change
Predicting Technologies The technologies which exists today are hazy prototypes of what will appear tomorrow.
Will unions be part of this New Electronic Society?
Will unions be part of this New Electronic Society? Yes. If they participate in the design of new technologies.
The Internet CourseReader An educational computer communications program Designed by unionists for group work Helps solves problems due to: High Internet costs Undependable electricity Expensive telephone connections
The Internet CourseReader Developed as “Open Source” Software Free of charge “Source Code” available for programmers Translatable Freely distributable Foundation of an international union-owned, union-designed educational computer communications network
Union Web Sites Web Page Creation Software Mozilla Open source “free” software Available in: Belarusion, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Sorbian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukranian.