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ERIC Number: ED439666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-7842-0873-5
Taming the Beast: Choice & Control in the Electronic Jungle.
Ohler, Jason
This book discusses and develops similar strategies for a variety of new media, primarily focusing on those that are emerging by way of the Internet. It also evaluates whether these new technologies are helpful in satisfying user need. Chapter One explores the tension created by an emotional versus rational relationship with technology. It examines what bothers people about technology and how to expand cultural literacy to include seeing technology with a new awareness. Chapter Two constitutes a technology assessment guide. The reader, assuming a position as agent of the fictitious Science and Technology Administration (STA), is led through a series of questions about technology in order to determine for him- or herself its effects on society. The reader/agent is required to examine technology holistically from three perspectives: functions, goals, and impacts. In Chapter Three, the reader is taken through an actual assessment of a relatively new technology that could engender its own educational revolution: the electronic book. The last chapter addresses how to approach Information Age technology with balance and informed viewpoints. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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