Definition Of Learning Technology

Continuing the tradition of the 1963, 1977, and 1994 AECT initiatives to outline the ever-altering contours of the sphere, the Definition and Terminology Committee accomplished the newest definitional effort with the publication of Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary in 2007. Working off the tacit assumption that technological innovation can and will clear up essentially the most important threats to civilization – the collapsing atmosphere, poverty, tyranny, disease pandemics and useful resource depletion – we’re quick to rejoice unproven applied sciences and slow, oh so dangerously gradual, to critically look at their security and utility.

My Mind at Large: Knowing within the Technological Age (1988) is devoted to McLuhan; my The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution (1997) cites McLuhan as the first of four thinkers whose work made that e-book potential (the others are evolutionary epistemologist Donald T. Campbell, philosopher Karl Popper, and science …