Postman goes on to decry this vision as being overly confident and unrealistic since it envisions model students who are inherently motivated to learn at all times and just need new technology to enable them satisfy this quest.
The article also addresses the role that new technology plays and the changes that it will bring about.
The images on the computer are projected on the board for better viewing.
The good thing about this technology is that it allows for the use of the fingers on the touch sensitive surface as a way of controlling the computer.
According to him, this are attributes that computers which lay emphasis on the individuals role cannot fulfill since machines lead to the creation of people who lack a sense of civility or community since this two attributes can only be learnt in the traditional class setting.
Postman’s critique of technology is mainly directed at its implementation to younger children.
It is a white board that makes use of the computer and the data projector in teaching and the carrying out of presentations.
Computers with windows or mackintosh applications, which are the most common, can support this technology.
Her writings on special education, technology and teacher education provide a secondary source of literature in support of technology in special education.
Edyburn, in the remedial and special education journal also provides more information in support of technology use in special education.