– [Ideaplay post]

Some weeks ago in my Literacy and Technology class, Dr. Doug Hartman asked us the following question: “What is technology?”

I’ve taken more than my share of ed tech classes so I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and find an answer this question.  As I foraged through the forest of information that has grown from seeds over the past three and a half years, I slowly started to realise that I have never been asked that question before.

The question was so simple, but I had never given it any thought before.  What is technology?  What makes something technology?  Where do we draw the line between technology and non-technology?  Is technology man-made?  Does it matter what we label things?  And so on… A simple question, resulted in a cascade of curious inquiries (as well as a class-wide debate about the topic).

Our class assignment for the week was to work in pairs and find an answer to that simple question.  My colleague, Erik Skogsberg, and I decided on the following visual to represent our understanding of what is technology.  I’ll be leaving the representation up to your own interpretation.

A response to the question of: “What is technology?”

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