What if…?!

What if you take way the technology? Does it still count as knowledge or does knowledge only mean technology now? Each and every ability is tied in with some kind of technology… take away the technology and do they still have knowledge? Or does it mean that we are going back in time…. Its all about simulation… if there is a simulated environment where they had no technology to their disposal… look for articles and books physically in libraries.. going to the banks, withdrawing money… this implies that we are not taking advantage of the technology. It is all about let them make sense of the web pages, blogs, online visuals etc.. does this count as tangible knowledge?? Is it a tangible life? It is obvious that we have immersed ourselves in this world so much that it is the world for us now…. I am not talking about the good old days I am just trying to explore the justification of saying kids today are knowledgeable on the basis of technology.

Just cos I am writing a blog about this right now on my laptop does it mean that I have got a handle on the subject under discussion. This might be a philosophical turn to my blogging but this is just something I have been thinking about for some time. Technology and subsequently its knowledge have still not been able to convince me that technology increases knowledge. I have doubts about the retention and recall about this kind of knowledge. On the flip side I am enjoying Dr Bonk’s class with the different kinds of blended activities we do as a part of our assignments and projects. I have the opportunity to be an actor this time around! J I am going to be Mitch Kapor!

Some of these thoughts are just top off my head and maybe don’t make as much practical sense…. Just musing over what all the fuss is about the learning and technology!



One Response to “What if…?!”

  1. Old Doc Bonk Says:

    So, would knowledge still be the same knowledge without the technology? I think not. Knowledge, people, and technology are now richly intertwined. 21st century human beings are different than those 150,000 years ago or even just 10 years ago. Right? Right! Technology tools augment and enhance learning.

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