Consider this: Until the early 1990s, most cell phones were too big for pockets. It can be seen from the individual summaries of the four nations outline definitions of Technology Demonstration/Demonstrators – unfortunately no data on a comparable initiative has been received from New Zealand – that there are both common objectives but also certain differences between the nations.
As a cultural activity, technology predates both science and engineering , each of which formalize some aspects of technological endeavor. Technology is the use of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, for example in industry..our belief in the power of modern technology. A group of us (Marcia Conner, Josh Bersin, Hal Richman, Eilif Trondsen, and others) met at Pensare to try to hammer out a definition everyone could agree on. We didn’t.
Rather, what determines if a technology de-humanizes or de-personalizes or objectifies nursing care is not technology in and of itself, but principally how technologies operate in the context of people; which are the significances that are attributed to it; how an individual or a cultural group defines what is human; and what the potential is for the technique to emphasize rational order or efficiency.
And, given that you attempted and failed to get a consensus on the definition of eLearning – a term you coined – that suggests the term is not going to come to a common definition any time soon. In order to define educational technology we may ask ourselves what constitutes an instructional design and what disciplines look at these constituents. Technology should facilitate learning processes and increase performance of the educational system(s) as it regards to effectiveness and/or efficiency. The development of technology may draw upon many fields of knowledge, including scientific, engineering, mathematical , linguistic , and historical knowledge, to achieve some practical result.
Upon reflecting upon the impact of technology in nursing practice, we will need to comprehend that it is crucial to have balance between technology and the real presence of the nurse in order to fulfill the role of nursing in the health care system.