Educational Technology

January 30, 2012

Technology Is In Your Face: Is That So Bad? (a college student view)

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:29 am

by Cheyenne Johnson, UCSB Bottom Line

Technology allows us to stay connected across city, state and even national lines. We can support rebels in Egypt from the comfort of the lecture hall where we’re supposedly learning English. James Fowler, a political science professor at University of California San Diego, summarized technology as “Instead of simply knowing who our friends are, and perhaps our friends’ friends, we can peer beyond our social horizon and see our place in a vast worldwide social network.” Through the Internet, we can feel tied to humanity as a whole, crossing political, social and ethnic lines to connect and discuss.

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