An Epistemological Examination of Computer Telecommunications
Cleborne D. Maddux, University of Nevada, Reno
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
George Gilder in his recent book Life After Television (1992) has written of a technological revolution that has farreaching consequences for our society and its schools. Gilder points to the displacement of television as the dominant medium by the emerging interactive technology. As Neil Postman (1985) has pointed out, television for some years has been the principal medium of our culture, crowding out print and its primary vehicle, the book. Postman rightly holds that each medium conveys an epistemology; that is, a way of knowing and a way of working with the world. The medium in this sense basically shapes the mind.
Maddux, C.D. (1995). An Epistemological Examination of Computer Telecommunications. In J. Willis, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1995--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 814-815). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).