Technology has influenced not only society; it has shifted accents from technology as means of development to technology as a core issue of the society. Revolutionary developments of technology, innovations in fields of…
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Knowledge and technology should be considered together otherwise development is hampered. Nowadays information and communication technologies are the potential for the development. Therefore it is necessary to pay attention to distribution and application of these technologies in order to give equal rights to developed and developing countries (Wehelive, 2005, p. 39).
This research paper considers technology and development with regard to information society. The works by Bell, Schumacher, Smith, Ovitt, Steinberg, Castells and others are focused on thee discussion of connection between technology and development. The majority of researchers claim that technology and development are closely connected and technology is considered to be a crucial factor in a modern society. On the other hand, inequity of technology distribution between developed and developing countries may be a drawback of development. Moreover, technological progress may be an obstacle to development. Thus it is relevant to discuss not technology, but intermediate or appropriate technology as it is suggested by Schumacher and Ovitt.
Daniel Bell is focused on the study of the information society. His writings are mainly focused on three main issues: post-industrial information and workforce; the second one is about information flows; the third is focused on the discussion of connection between computers and the information revolution. Bell has always connected the society first with goods and then with services. Furthermore, Bell draws parallels between information and knowledge (Duff, 1998, p. 373). He emphasizes the significance of theoretical knowledge and its importance for a modern society. Thus Bell’s claim about the post-industrial society concerns theoretical knowledge as the only way to successful development. He suggests knowledge to be codified into symbols and be applied
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As the use of online discussion tools within university courses continues to grow, the idea of combining the powerful learning possibilities of role play with the potential of the online environment is receiving attention. The concept of asynchronous, anonymous role simulation as a learning activity is of great interest to academics and trainers (Freeman & Capper, 1999, pp.95-116).
Kuwait's border with Iraq has long been a source of tension between the two countries.
Kuwait is mostly comprised of flat sandy desert. Although there are no rivers or mountains, the sandy soil gradually slopes to sea level where coastal marshes, mud flats and salt depressions around the northern part of Kuwait Bay are habitats for many species of birds.
As far the suggestion for recommending Information 'Technology for developing countries, the answer is indicated as "YES " and detailed justification appended to the statement. A detailed example is quoted for better appreciation of the Paper. The Paper concludes with a recommendation for implementation of Information Technology.
As per the observations made by Saettler (2004), the important factors that demonstrate the proper usage of media include ‘the message’, ‘the symbol system’, ‘the educational task’ and ‘the learner.’ On the other hand, according
We will also look into what teachers think about their skills regarding putting technology into use in education, and what problems they face while doing this. We shall also discuss what kind of efforts students can put into their academics when their curriculum involves