The Informational paradigm of discourse to the XXIst century is replaced by communicative; due to the spread of the Internet, new features and models of communication based on the subject-to-subject concept of hypertext are formed. Tekstogennost’ as a set of anthropogenically-technical factors of generation, transmission, exchange texts of public communication, leading to the formation and operation of new types of vehicles and generators of information in all spheres of life, which have an impact on them, becomes the essential characteristic of socio-economic discourse. The role of the professional communication support (PR, mass media) of all processes becomes more essential. Thus, the textual, philological, humanitarian dimension determines the effectiveness of social development.
In the article the analysis of the current innovative discourse is given. The author researches the paradigms of innovative PR, media (new models, subjects, objects, etc.) and gives new concepts of researches and define a new paradigm of PR and media as collaborative ones. As a result, the author comes to the conclusion that the ontological status of professional communication in the innovation society changes.
This compendium comprises articles on legal and technological issues of Internet Governance in sphere of human rights prepared by the group of legal and technical scholars of information studies of the Higher School of Economics. This compound is devoted to the workshop on ‘Human Rights on the Internet: legal frames and technological implications’ organized by the Higher School of Economics on the 7th Internet Governance Forum (Baku, Azerbaijan, 6-9 November, 2012).
This study is part of a larger project aimed at designing an online tutor program to teach how to write research articles in English. The aim of the present research is to describe the concept of online tutor programs and to develop their content. The authors define the notion of self-regulated web-sites for foreign language learning, review their didactic characteristics, analyze their effectiveness for language learning, and suggest their own criteria for developing an online tutor to teach academic writing to non-native speakers of English. To demonstrate the importance of these educational technologies, a survey was conducted to explore Russian EFL (English as a foreign language) learners’ attitudes to self-regulated learning through online tutors. Insights were gained about what educational functions and features of online tutor programs are the most valuable from learners’ perspectives.
Institutions affect investment decisions, including investments in human capital. Hence institutions are relevant for the allocation of talent. Good market-supporting institutions attract talent to productive value-creating activities, whereas poor ones raise the appeal of rent-seeking. We propose a theoretical model that predicts that more talented individuals are particularly sensitive in their career choices to the quality of institutions, and test these predictions on a sample of around 95 countries of the world. We find a strong positive association between the quality of institutions and graduation of college and university students in science, and an even stronger negative correlation with graduation in law. Our findings are robust to various specifications of empirical models, including smaller samples of former colonies and transition countries. The quality of human capital makes the distinction between educational choices under strong and weak institutions particularly sharp. We show that the allocation of talent is an important link between institutions and growth.