This podcast features a recorded discussion with Dr. Andrew Wertheimer and Jessamyn West at the conclusion of the 2006 Hawaii Library Association’s annual conference. Our topic was the ways in which learners should, perhaps in the spirit of Neil Postman, continually think critically about new technologies touted as the next great trend for libraries and schools.

Show notes for this podcast include:

  1. Homepage of Dr. Andrew Wertheimer
  2. Flickr home of Dr. Wertheimer
  3. Blog of Jessamyn West: librarian.net
  4. Flickr home of Jessamyn West
  5. Upgrading Mindware Presentation at HLA06 (Teaching Beyond the Textbook)
  6. Neil Postman’s book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business”
  7. Neil Postman’s book, “Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology”
  8. Marshall McLuhan and Bruce Powers’ book, “The Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century” (Marshall McLuhan is the author I referenced but could not remember in the intro to this podcast)
  9. Good Night, and Good Luck (movie referenced in our discussion)

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