Completion status: this resource is ~50% complete.
Type classification: this is a lesson resource.
Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.

The Web Changes Everything edit

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.

Topics edit

  • The 'Internet Changes Everything'[1] is another phrase circulated by another global IT entity some time ago during the beginning of the web era.
  • In the real world there is a gap between the Have and Have-Nots. In the virtual world it is the Know and Know-Not. This digital divide still reflects a bias in favour of the west[2] and developed nations versus the emerging economies. So what really changed?
  • Poorer nations are still consumers, whereas richer nations are the chief producers of information, content and applications.
  • Alvin Toffler regards new wealth as been created from nowhere (cyberspace) and noted that its done through prosuming[3].

Discussion edit

  • Who is the IT entity that coined such a slogan and why?
  • What has changed and what has not?
  • How does it change the software industry?
  • Are emerging economies using the web to become info-producers and thriving on it?
  • This course is an example of prosuming where the students help create this course as it goes along. Discuss what advantages this novelty has over conventional courses. Do you agree with such a concept for yourself as a student?

Activities edit

  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.

References edit


Links to Student Notes edit

(Provided by Students - subject to edit ranking by tutor)

Notable Links to Resources edit

(Provided by Students - subject to edit ranking by tutor)

Sub-Pages edit

(Done in wikiversity as course material by the students under the guidance of the tutor)

Course Navigation edit

Next - Attention Economy >> The Web Economy/03