The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Generally consumers consider that conventional foods (that have an established record of safe consumption over the history) are safe. This view resulting from this lack of recognition is often presented, perhaps somewhat dramatically, as coming down to a claim that technology is ‘merely’ applied science.
Technology is a practice focused on the creation of artifacts and, of increasing importance, artifact-based services. Instead, I will primarily work with the Instructional Services department and focus on how” technology is used for improved learning in K-12 schooling.
It was interesting to review the history of the AECT definitions as a snapshot in time” and think about the various influences, contexts, and rationales that changed each definition to reflect each time period. The science can be leading edge or well established and the function can have high visibility or be significantly more mundane, but it is all technology, and its exploitation is the foundation of all competitive advantage.
At a minimum, the plan should include identification of all technology being brought to bear for the solutions, the maturation and trend of applicable technologies (forecast), insertion points, required investments, and dependencies. As with maintenance, support can be delivered through a variety of mechanisms, including in-house technology specialists, external volunteers, or outsourced contracts.
Small businesses have used technology to create new ways of competing with well established companies. Sergio Sismondo, An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies (Blackwell, 2003). The Open Source Definition was originally derived from the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG).