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Below are reactions to the question “Do instant messaging, email, cell phones, and other gadgetry bring family members closer or drive them apart?.

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Technology: Boon or Bane?

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Below are reactions to the question “Do instant messaging, email, cell phones, and other gadgetry bring family members closer or drive them apart?

  • “ using a lot of high-tech gear to communicate at home is a poor proxy for face-to-face communication and sees omnipresent technological ties as threatening to intimacy- B.L.

  • “ ….typing to each other instead of talking to each other can only lead to problems down the road, such as teens using email to deceive parents about their activities”- G.W.


  • “my wife and I talk more throughout the day because of instant messaging. My communication with far-flung relatives is very much enriched by it.” R.K.

  • “ I thought our marital relationship would suffer when I left my wife for a consultancy job abroad for eighteen months. Email missives made us more aware, more acceptable and more communicative.” M.C.P.

  • “ How can computerized communication, in place of face-to-face family communication and hugs, deepen dialogue?” T.H.


Technology: Boon or Bane?


Technology is bane when:

  • The learner is made to accept as Gospel truth information they get from the internet

  • The learner surfs the internet for pornography

  • The learner has an uncritical mind on images floating on televisions and computers that represent modernity and progress


  • The TV makes the learner a mere spectator not an active participant in the drama of life

  • The learner gets glued to his computer-assisted instruction unmindful of the world and so fails to develop the ability to relate to others

  • We make use of the internet to do character assassination of people whom we hardly like

  • because of our cell phone, we spend most of our time in the classroom or in our work place texting.


Integration of Technology in instruction must be geared towards:

  • Interactive and meaningful learning

  • The development of creative and critical thinking

  • The development and nurturing of teamwork

  • Efficient and effective teaching


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