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at greatest risk of not receiving the full scope of care that they needed. Social care and technology: research, practice and policy Technology and care policy and practice While provinces are responsible for delivery of home and community care services, including care technologies, the federal government plays an important regulatory role regarding healthcare technologies. Under current legislation, care recipients can access technology and digital services through means-tested processes. The types of technologies typically available include emergency

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unpaid carers, typically family members, neighbours or friends. Under the Care Act 2014, these unpaid carers also have a right to have their own needs (and means) assessed, with support provided subject to meeting similar eligibility criteria. Social care and technology: policy and practice in England Technology and care policy: funding, delivery, eligibility and key principles For the last 20 years, policy makers in England have advocated technology as one way to alleviate the ‘crisis’ in adult social care and improve outcomes, with over 25 UK government

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Pakistan: digital divisions along religious lines It is safe to say that religious minorities are being left out of the economy and, by extension, mainstream society due to structural barriers, historic poverty and discrimination in occupations that religious minorities can take up. In this regard, many see technology as a tool in helping religious minorities access rights and opportunities that were otherwise denied to them. While predictions of technology being a great ‘disruptor’ that can parachute the disadvantaged out of poverty need to be taken with a

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I have now looked at theories that have emerged, first, to explain the contribution of technology to learning and, second, how teachers use technology. In this chapter I turn to technology itself. In an obvious way the whole book has been about technology but technology deserves a chapter in itself as researchers have not always been explicit or consistent when discussing the user’s relationship to digital tools. There are six sections: What is a technocentric view of technology? The idea of an affordance We live in hybrid environments We participate

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Chapter 2 established the importance of drawing on what has gone on before when theorising. The following four chapters help us do this by delving into the debates around the use of technology in the past and how these debates are being framed in the present. The examples I give are not, of course, comprehensive but they set out ways in which arguments have developed. An obvious place to start is looking at theories of learning themselves. So much discussion of digital technology is about its contribution to learning, so how, if at all, do researchers use

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Technology in policy discourses is frequently cited as pivotal for ameliorating the global ‘crisis’ in care, delivering positive outcomes, and is increasingly part of care provision and arrangements across the world. This Policy Press Short will explore how, in different national contexts, technology is being deployed to contribute to the sustainability of care relationships, arrangements and services, and the achievement of well-being outcomes for older people. Our contributors examine technology policy, practice and research evidence from five countries

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We cannot understand our relations with each other and with nature—and thus the current ecological and social double crisis of capitalism—without considering the “progress” of science and technology. According to the founding father of sociology, Max Weber, Western modernity is designed for world mastery . Weber ([1905] 1930 ) saw this as closely related to religion, and he fruitfully compared Judaism and Protestantism to Eastern belief systems; in the latter he diagnosed a tendency towards adjustment to the world instead. For our context, his juxtaposition

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references to both a problem – the ever-growing web – and a beneficiary – the reader. The solution, of course, was the personalization of the online news site. In short, personalization is an umbrella term that describes the use of a range of algorithmic systems to provide individual recommendations to readers based on their past reading behaviour, thus producing a personalized news feed (see also Chapter 6 ). We argue in this chapter that personalization represents another evolutionary step in the use of audience measurement technologies, as these projects are founded in

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Why Theory Matters and What to Do about It
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The field of digital technology in education has long been under-theorised.

This book will enable the reader to reflect on the use of theory when explaining technology use and set out ways in which we can theorise better. It explores the concept of theory and looks at how teaching, learning, and technology itself have been theorised. With relatable international case studies, it shows how theories underpin optimistic and pessimistic accounts of technology in education.

This innovative book will help readers to understand more deeply the use of digital technology in education, as well as the idea of theory and how to develop a distinctly educational approach to theorising.

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prevention, including preventive exercises, risk assessment at work, and social support from co-workers and supervisors. To address the shortage of care workers in LTC, comprehensive measures have been introduced by national government, including: improving the wage levels of LTC staff; recruiting and training a diverse workforce, such as senior volunteers; promoting care work to younger students; installing information and communication technologies for operational efficiency; and acceptance of migrant care labour. Nonetheless, the rates of job vacancies in the field of

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