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11. Wizards, Push Technologies, Relationship Technologies, Intelligent Agents, Mindbots, Artificial Intelligence

Teachers (and their students) will benefit from a highly customized flow of information based on personal interests, needs and style.

Relationship technology will make it easier for merchants and publishers of all kinds to alert us to attractive opportunities, effectively reducing teacher isolation and bringing us into the mainstream current. Amazon.Com is a good example of affinity software alerting subscribers to expanded reading opportunities.

Teachers will take advantage of these technologies and will learn how to show their students ways to employ them.

Learning More

Do a search at Electric Library and read at least 2 articles that cast light on this trend or issue.

Possible search questions:

  • How are technology wizards changing our lives?
  • "push technology"
  • "relationship technology"
  • "intelligent agents"

Visit and read through several of the following:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the issues pages are those of the author, Jamie McKenzie. They are meant to stimulate thought and inquiry about issues and trends, but they do contain some speculation and projection about the future. The author cannot be held responsible if some predictions and trends do not materialize or continue, especially if readers attempt to reverse some of the more disturbing trends. Listing of articles to read should not be interpreted as endorsement of the contents, products or ideas by the author.

Credits: The photographs were shot by Jamie McKenzie.
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