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What Is the Relevance of Technology?

What Is the Relevance of Technology?

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Technology in the long-run is irrelevant". That is what a customer of mine told me when I made a presentation to him about a new product. I had been talking about the product's features and benefits and listed "state-of-the-art technology" or something to that effect, as one of them. That is when he made his statement. I realized later that he was correct, at least within the context of how I used "Technology" in my presentation. But I began thinking about whether he could be right in other contexts as well. What is Technology? Merriam-Webster defines it as: 1 a: the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area: engineering 2 <medical technology> b: a capability given by the practical application of knowledge <a car's fuel-saving technology> 2 : a m...
If Technology Is Effective in the Classroom – Why Do Some Students Dislike It So Much?

If Technology Is Effective in the Classroom – Why Do Some Students Dislike It So Much?

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The effectiveness of technology use in the classroom has become a controversial issue. While many teachers and students feel that it's best to use technology because it enhances teaching many others feel that it causes too many challenges and that it is a waste of time. If technology is as effective in the classroom as many teachers believe it to be; why do some students dislike it so much? In order to objectively respond to this question, 3 articles were examined. 2 out of the 3 relate how the use of technology in the classroom frustrates students while the last one translates the thoughts of students who feel that technology in the classroom has responded to their need. So the issue is not that technology is not effective but rather that some teachers need to be mindful about technology...