Technology and Culture: A Conceptual Framework
Richard Diem, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Cultural attributes define a society and the several stages in the lives of its populace.These notions and phases are both formal and informal and graduation from one and intiation into another are often marked with rituals defined by society. As information technology has become more intrusive its imposition on schools has crossed formal differential lines allowing for its engagement by all segments of our culture creating a series of techno-cultural effects. This paper will present these issues within a conceptual framework that discusses the nature of technology and its cultural effects on present day schooling and where these ideas may lead us in the future.
Diem, R. (2007). Technology and Culture: A Conceptual Framework. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1465-1470). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).