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ERIC Number: EJ1000712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Is Technology Neutral? Some Personal Reflections
Wiley, David
Educational Technology, v52 n1 p37-39 Jan-Feb 2012
Even though an artifact or tool may be designed to be particularly effective in accomplishing a particular purpose, these affordances are unclear (and hence, not efficacious) without significant cultural knowledge--which one gets from other individuals. The author concludes, through a personal journey of disclosure and understanding, that the good or ill of technology lies in the intentions of the designer and the formal and informal training individuals receive from other users of an artifact--not in the artifact itself. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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