The Received View of Technology

“received view” of technology limits our understandings of how we might intervene in historical technological developments. For your final essay, you will consider the role of technology and education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to use at least two recent news articles that discuss these issues.  (1) Explain what the received view suggests about technology’s abilities to address the problem of education during the pandemic. in this particular moment. How might many people see this development as evidence of progress, convenience, determinism, and control? (For example, “As we are quarantined, the received view suggests that online education is a form of progress that allows us to continue our everyday lives in the face of the pandemic, in ways that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.) (2) Explain how James Curran helps illuminate a different view of this phenomenon. What role has the internet played in relationship to other social forces? How might we see this play out in the realm of education and COVID? What problems might emerge? (3) Finally, what do you think McChesney and Nichols would suggest in response to these problems? Do you agree? Why or why not?  You should cite: (1)    Slack and Wise (2)   James Curran  (3)    Two news articles (4) McChesney and Nichols

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