2015 - Issue Four

Google That! Education and Technology

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We do not wish to hyperventilate about technology. But neither do we wish to succumb to it uncritically as though it were simply inevitable—and surely this is the greater temptation. There are important questions which cannot simply be dismissed with that universal conversation stopper: “Luddite!” Therefore, just as we ask about our food: “is this good for me?”, or about cars: “is driving this good for the environment?”, so too we ask about our electronic educational devices: “Are these good for our children—or for us—in the pursuit of education?"