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Connective Ecologies: Digital Animism, Computerized Ecology, and Matter in a Network

This paper aims to address the processes of digitalization of territories, geographies and other communicative forms of dwelling. We take into account connective ecologies, which reveal the contemporary informational ecologies,  digital  animism,  and  the  process  of  transformation  of  matter (transubstantiation).  A field methodology is used through participant observation. The conclusion shows communicational possibilities that escape the traditional western models.

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E-learning success determinants: Brazilian empirical study.

E-learning is a web-based learning ecosystem for the dissemination of information, communication, and knowledge for education and training. Understanding the impact of e-learning on society, as well as its benefits, is important to link e-learning systems to their success drivers. The aim of this study is to find the determinants of user perceived satisfaction, use, and individual impact of e-learning. This study proposes a theoretical model integrating theories of information systems' satisfaction and success in the e-learning systems. The model was empirically validated in higher education institutions and university centers in Brazil through a quantitative method of structural equation modeling. Collaboration quality, information quality, and user perceived satisfaction explain e-learning use. The drivers of user perceived satisfaction are information quality, system quality, instructor attitude toward e-learning, diversity in assessment, and learner perceived interaction with others. System quality, use, and user perceived satisfaction explain individual impact.

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Being   networks:   the   digital   formism   of   net-activist movements

For the last few years online social movements have spread through several latitudes creating important theoretical challenges for several areas of knowledge, concerning the nature of such actions, given the connective   and   technological   quality  of   its   acts   as   well   as   concerning  the   creation   of   a   new   kind   of locality, simultaneously informative and material expression of an unprecedented dwelling condition that brings   humans   together,   informative   circuits   and   territorialities.   Finally,   the   necessity   that   imposes rethinking the composition of human collectives beyond the perspective of modern sociology, since it presents   itself   as   expression   of   a   reticular interactive   ecology   that   is   no   longer   political,   that   is, anthropomorphic and ideologically oriented.