The 4 Biggest Things Impacting Education

The 4 Biggest Things Impacting Education Technology

You’ll note that the four things Adobe’s Michael Gough talks about are not technologies. Sure, they are made possible or enhanced by technologies. But he focusses on the doing (connecting, interacting) and the capacity (mobility, size) not on a device or an app just as we focus on writing and not a pencil and paper.

“The essence of technology is by no means anything technological…” Heidegger says in his essay, The Question Concerning TechnologyThus,” he continues, “we shall never experience our relationship to the essence of technology so long as we merely conceive and push forward the technological, put up with it, or evade it.”

Time to start up that Heidegger reading group I’ve been promising!

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    edwardkloman October 4, 2011

    Yes, time to get to Heidegger (can you resend the site where you placed the readings-my notes from BLC11 have gone walking int the cloud) and relevant conversations as I struggle to break down my own educational bias and systems in the classroom within the emerging prospects of “the essence of technology”. At the very least Heidegger and subsequent conversations will create the time to think, reflect, distill and create new realities in my classroom. Striking a balance between the harried pace and noise of the world and the time to stay human rests at the core of my seeking!

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