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ERIC Number: EJ794964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
The Information Society: Towards an Iron Cage of e-Learning?
Hautakangas, Sami; Kiilakoski, Tomi
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n1 p1-13 2004
The purpose of this article is to analyse the meaning of different cultural paradigms in the development of educational technology. The article analyses technology critically from the perspective of the philosophy of technology, examines the manifestations of instrumentalism in the curriculum theory and analyses its effects on the different levels of decision-making relative to the design processes of educational technology. It is claimed that instrumental rationality may increase if common curricular models are used when engineering technology. One major problem that affects the development is that instrumentalism and its manifestations on different levels of design and application of educational technology excludes alternatives by its internal logic, while it provides a general problem-solving model which is justifiably rational. The essential feature of educational technology in relation to the topic of the article is the underlying logical framework in which every feature that is to be supported by technology must be given a quantifiable description. (Contains 1 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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