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Computer Pedagogy: Questions Concerning the New Educational Technology


by Arthur G. Zajonc 1984

At this point in the "computer revolution" one can do little more than speculate concerning the long-term benefits or detriments that may accompany the extensive use of computers in education. Yet if we are to use this technology responsibly we must not hesitate to frame critical pedagogical and ethical questions concerning the use of this or, indeed, of any new technology in education. Few things are more important for our future than the education of the young, yet in our rush to embrace a new fad we risk overlooking the long-term deleterious effects of what may appear to be a harmless or progressive new technology.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 4, 1984, p. 569-577
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 855, Date Accessed: 5/25/2017 12:56:57 AM

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  • Arthur Zajonc
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    ARTHUR G. ZAJONC is assistant professor of physics at Amherst College. His areas of research include laser and atomic physics, and the history of science. He is particularly interested in the scientific work of Goethe.
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