Preparing Students for the Onslaught of Technology

Wilbur Rich
InSITE 2006  •  Volume 6  •  2006
This paper will examine the various predictions about how technology will transform society. We live in an era of rapid technological development and deployment. Teachers are expected to prepare student for this onslaught on biomedical breakthroughs automation and communica-tion/computer tools. In light of these advances, students need to be anticipatory and congruent with rapidly changing technologies. What should they know about technological uncertainty and security? Technological dependency? Information overload? Technology/human relations? How can we, as teachers, stimulate a discourse about technology and changes in the workplace? What should we know about futurists’ predictions for the next decade? What should be the pedagogical strategy as the 21st century becomes more technologically sophisticated? The paper will raise these questions as a stimulus for further discussion.
Future, human behavior, scenario, students, technology
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