ERIC Number: ED097377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Evaluating Second Order Consequences: Technology Assessment and Education.
Locatis, Craig N.; Gooler, Dennis D.
Education's investment in technology is massive. There is growing interest in something called technology assessment, or the evaluation of the environmental consequences (usually second order consequences) of human activities and actions. The investigators conducted a study of the literature of technology assessment to determine the applicability of the theory and methodology of technology assessment to education. Five topics are included in the report of the study. First, a description of the multiple definitions of technology assessment is given. Second, a discussion of the stated and implicit purposes of technology assessments is offered. Third, the assumptions upon which technology assessments are based are explicated. Fourth, the methodology being proposed is examined. Finally, the possible consequences that might occur from educator use of technology assessment are described. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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