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ERIC Number: EJ1143851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
In a World of Exploding Possibilities in Distance Learning, Don't Forget about the Light Bulb
Bosch, Andrea; Hartenberger Toby, Lisa; Alhamzy, Abdul Rahman
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v16 n2 p129-138 2015
This article looks closely at decisions about technology choices and suggests that many are driven by markets and perceptions, and not the problems that the technology might solve. The example of market manipulation related to the commercial light bulb in the early 20th century is used to demonstrate the powerful influence of global markets to technology choices and to the concept of obsolescence (Reich, 1992).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; Liberia
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