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Shock of the New: The Challenge and Promise of Emerging Technologies by Gary Woodill, Chad Udell

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CHAPTER 6

Dependencies of Emerging Learning Technologies

The word dependency can have a lot of meanings attached to it—not just in everyday settings, where it can be a negative force or perhaps an impediment, but also in the technology world, where the effects of dependency may be seen as detrimental to achieving goals. After all, who hasn’t been crushed when they discovered that their device was too old to run a newly released game or app? How about when your router, your phone, or your PC got the FINAL update from the manufacturer before being deemed obsolete? These are all the results of technical dependencies not being up to the task. Your ...

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