261 Outcome: Technology Today

Describe technology in a sociological context

Technology is the application of science to address the problems of daily life. The fast pace of technological advancement means the advancements are continuous, but that not everyone has equal access. The gap created by this unequal access has been termed the digital divide. The knowledge gap refers to an effect of the digital divide: the lack of knowledge or information that keeps those who were not exposed to technology from gaining marketable skills.

What you’ll learn to do:

  • Define technology and describe its evolution
  • Understand technological inequality and issues related to unequal access of technology

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Introduction to Media and Technology
  • Reading: Modern Technology
  • Self-Check: Technology Today

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