reflecting on technology...

Robin Martin (roses9@IDT.NET)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 09:34:13 -0500

Hello!

As part of a class that I'm taking as well as my own interest, have been
doing some critical reflecting about the Internet and technology in
general, and our uses of it, especially in education, reading some
perplexing books that are beginning to challenge my assumptions about the
Net. Was wanting to share some of that with you all, so posted an article
to my homepage, which I invite you to read. It begins by asking, "To what
extent does our technology allow us to be fully integrated and balanced
with our humanity? Is it a force that truly opens up our choices, as many
people would believe, thus allowing us to be more free? Or, does it subtly
limit our freedom, forcing us to adapt to its restrictions?" If these
questions seem perplexing to you, I invite you to read it:

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rmartin/reflections/balancing.htm

Even managed to bring in references to democratic schools in a couple
places, and link to the Separation of School & State as well. :)

Best regards,

Robin