The Digital Environment: Taking the Long View
3.Predictions about new media are often misguided
effects are overestimated.
Second order effects
First order effects are changes in practice or structure that are evident in particular sites and across the system as a whole. Second order effects are the impact of these changes on patterns of social access and opportunity and social justice (Ball on Walker, "Education Policy and Social Class," 1981).
Screen time 'may harm toddlers'
-Myopic Technological Rationalism:
excessive importance to the efficiency of the new medium.
Lion Air crash shows cockpit computers are no substitute for pilot skills
Google Play for Education
Technological Efficiency Paradox:
offers the potential to make life easier but added complexities increase both
difficulty of use and user frustration.
Control your iPhone or iPad with Head Movements
Concept 3 Application Note article:
Hype vs. Reality at the MIT Media Lab
Want to learn more?
Cathy O'Neil. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Crown Publishing, 2016.
Cathy N. Davidson. Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. Viking, 2011.