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NAPA Bulletin, Number 12, Electronic Technologies and Instruction: Tools, Users and Power

Frank A. Dubinskas (Volume Editor), James H. McDonald (Volume Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-913167-57-1
88 pages
January 1993, Wiley-Blackwell
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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods.
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  • dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods
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Introduction.

Knowledge Building and Knowledge Access: Teaching with Electronic Tools (Associate Professor Frank A. Dubinskas National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 1–11. Articles).

Interactive Courseware in Anthropology Classrooms (Associate Professor James F. Hamill , Associate Professor Linda F. Marchant National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 12–22).

Hypertext Indexing Applied to Computer-Mediated Conferencing and Teaching: An Aid to Group Memory (Audrey E. Mason Weiss , Professor Duane G. Metzger , Assistant Professor James H. McDonald National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 23–36).

Distance Education in Anthropology: Telecourses as a Teaching Strategy (Professor Edwin S. Segal National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 37–48).

The Interpenetration of Technology and Institution: An Assessment of an Educational Computer Conferencing System (Assistant Professor James H. McDonald National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 49–65).

When Freedom of Choice Fails: Ideology and Action in a Secondary School Hypermedia Project (Assistant Professor Gail Bader, Assistant Professor James M. Nyce National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 66–72. Commentaries).

Romancing the User: Hi-Tech Teaching in Anthropology and Industry (Anna Hargreaves National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 73–78).

Technology for Failure: Skeptical Perspectives on Alternate and Hi-tech Teaching Methodologies (Professor Gregory F. Truex National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 79–86. About the Contributors).

About the Contributors (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin Jan 1993, Vol. 12, No. 1: 87–89).

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Volume Editors: Frank A. Dubinskas and James H. Mc Donald


Frank Dubinskas is the Howard W. Alkire Chair in International Business and Economics and associate professor of anthropology at Hamline University, which he joined in September 1993. His research and writing include a decade of work on the interface of technology, organizations, and culture, both in the United States and in Europe and Japan. Much of this work has been conducted in high-technology firms, and he has written on product development and manufacturing in the automobile, biotechnology, and computer industries; on concurrent engineering in manufacturing automation; and on knowledge management and collaboration in complex organization. His work has focused on the interactions among users, organizations, and flexible technologies, including electronic conferencing and other flexible software-based systems. Publications include the volume Making Time: Ethnographies of High-Technology Organizations (Temple University Press, 1988), as well as articles and case studies in management and anthropology. Before joining Hamline University, Frank Dubinskas was assistant professor in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College (1987-92); associate in research at the Harvard Business School (1985-87); and Exxon Fellow and visiting scholar in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at MIT (1983-85). During 1991 and 1992, he was NEH Resident Fellow at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, working on research materials from his (1990) field study of a manufacturing automation project at Apple Computer, Inc. Since 1988, he served on an AAA Panel on Disorders of Industrial Society, which will publish its work in Diagnosing America (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).

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