Changing technologies influence the way we consume media. As we progress in the development of technology they get smaller, faster and more powerful. Mobile phones can now do cheaply and easily what it took supercompters to do 10 years ago. However, as technology changes our world we need to consider whether advancements have been made in our use of these tools or whether or intellectual progress can be hindered.
Chapter 4 in Media – New Ways and Meanings dicussess technology and the key concpets of covergence and divergence. In class we discussed whether technology has retarded or enhanced educational possibilities. The link will take you to the notes we made in class.
Technology Retards or Enhances Our Education