Computing & Internet Groups
The primary audience for the Internet Society is "internauts". For computer technology specialists, in particular, some of their activities, posted on the site, are pertinent and easy to access to keep up-to-date on standards, policies and such. This group is sprinkled with international flavors, too. Their main conference, INET, has revolved around educational themes from time to time,although this year the focus is on security. A reasonable selection of links is available.
Slashdot or /. is a news website coverings a range of topics in computing and general science. Within the mix are articles on computing & education, security & privacy, and future trends. They also have lively discussions on each topic posted. A good site to monitor.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) is a global organization promoting the responsible use of computer technology. Founded in 1981, CPSR educates policymakers and the public on a wide range of issues, including Privacy & Civil Liberties, Internet Governance, Voting Technology, Computers in the Workplace, and Computers & the Environment.
Originally founded by U.S. computer scientists, CPSR now has members in 26 countries on six continents.
The AACE is a pioneering organization in Internet technology. They are an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application. AACE sponsors large, yearly conferences and publishes several major journals. Traditionally, its membership has come from the ranks of higher education.
Keeping abreast of fast-breaking developments can consume all of your time. On the other hand, if you don't stay on top of these advances - in this case, from the point of view of the technologists themselves - then you find yourself sidelined and constantly in the position of catchup.
We suggest that you select a few sites which encompass major news and offer digests in your areas of interest. Searchable online journals are another avenue because you can scan for general items and zoom in on areas of particular interest.