Sociology Index

TECHNOPHILE - TECHNOPHILIA

Technophile literally, is a lover of technology, not a psychological condition or a disorder. Technophile sees the positive benefits deriving from technology and advocates increased use of technology as a solution to economic, social and political problems within the society.

The idea of technophilia as used in the critical theory of society, describes the new forms of enthusiasm for new technologies and technological innovations. Technophilia is a strong enthusiasm for new technologies such as Computers and the Internet. The term technophilia is contrasted with technophobia and is used in sociology when examining the interaction of individuals with their society.

Confessions of a Technophobe and a Technophile: The Changing Perspective of Technology in ESL. Hayward, Nancy M.; Tuzi, Frank - Source: TESOL Journal, v12 n1 p3-8 Spr 2003 
Abstract: Two university professors discuss the benefits of shared expertise and e-feedback in the design of an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing course.

A Technophile Looks at Technology, Education, and Art. 
Munoz, Zina C. 
Source: Art Education, v46 n6 p48-49 Nov 1993 
Abstract: Asserts that introducing educational technology into the K-12 curriculum is a major trend. Presents a set of questions that educators should answer as they increase the use of technology in the classroom. Maintains educators need to resist the temptation to use technology to replace important educational activities rather than to enhance them.