A short passage that sheds light on ‘Technology’.

I think that this passage from the ‘From papyrus to cyberspace’ lecture signals a key learning that many people (both students and teachers) need to face and overcome.

“If someone becomes seduced with the technology and thinks that if they can control it they can eventually produce a good argument without going through the hard work of thinking it through, that’s a problem.”

Synthesizing, theorizing, contextualizing and other higher order thinking skills represent the hard work of thinking it through. With technology allowing so much information at our fingertips, and technology does more and more of the work, this passage becomes more and more true.

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