I am surprised you do not reference CABA and the Building Intelligence Quotient or BIQ which is a building intelligence rating system which has a definition and a clear path and rating for intelligent buildings. In addition, this definition is trying to emphasize the importance of process and product. Both Directv and TiVo have recently introduced High Definition Digital Video Recording devices. Although we talk about a few historical early forms of virtual reality elsewhere on the site, today virtual reality is usually implemented using computer technology.
Better yet if the Department of Education would really want to pursue giving quality education to the students, then they should comply with the standard ratio of 1computer unit to 2 students. Investing in research and innovation is essential to address these challenges and, at the same time, to help to develop and deploy solutions for societal challenges like health, energy, climate and so on.
I believe there are numerous purposes and audiences for a definition of educational technology and can attest to the usefulness of a definition with the following personal experience. Denis Hlynka provides a thought provoking analysis of the definition and identifies several problems that will surely assist the next writing committee in revising the definition (Educational Technology, 2008).
However, this definition is too general in nature and we have to transcend this narrow view of technology since every technology starts from a human purpose, from the intention to satisfy some human need or behaviour. Phones and mobile devices on 4G network also uses technology Internet Protocol (IP) to allow the transfer of data over a packet, instead of using a traditional phone.
Aristotle’s doctrine of the four causes—material, formal, efficient and final—can be regarded as a third early contribution to the philosophy of technology. Technology should imitate nature because the artefacts have pre-existing models in the natural world and the artisan should only discover these models.