Consider this: Until the early 1990s, most cell phones were too big for pockets. ASHA members are encouraged to ensure that assistive technology device needs are included in the IEP process, advocate the use of assistive technologies to other education professionals, and provide support and training to related professionals who are involved with service provision and education to students using assistive devices.
Appropriate technology involves attempting to ensure that technologies are fitted to the context of their use&emdash;both the biophysical context which takes account of health, climate, biodiversity and ecology, and the psycho-social context which includes social institutions, politics, culture, economics, ethics and the personal/spiritual needs of individuals.
Chapter 10 sets the historical context of the definition; Chapter 11 tells the story of AECT’s years-long effort to establish and promulgate ethical standards and practices; and Chapter 12 discusses the ramifications of the new definition for academic programs.
Defining a system is a little bit tricky for me as I have certainly abstracted it to a high degree in my every day thinking simply because of my background in computer science and habitually conceptualizing, designing, and developing new software systems on a daily basis.
In line with the development and advancement of science and technology so rapidly, especially in education, psychology and communication it is not impossible in the future of learning technologies will increasingly continue to grow and strengthen themselves as a discipline and profession that can further benefit the achievement of effectiveness and learning efficiency.