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ET 690 Educational Technology Seminar

Write a brief paper to answer the following question. The paper should be typed and double-spaced and conform to basic rules of APA style. Be sure that the paper is double-spaced, with 1 inch margins, in a 12 point font, and with numbered pages. Each of the three problems you describe should be approximately 2-4 pages long. Under no circumstances should the entire paper be fewer than 5 pages or greater than 10 pages (page counts do not include your title page or an optional page dedicated to references). As you write your answers to this problem, keep in mind the length guidelines. Each problem could be discussed in a brief paragraph or an entire 30-page paper. Neither is acceptable. Think deeply about what Morozov has said and reflect on it in an intelligent way.

Morozov's book is an attempt to fight two things he perceives as evil: Internet centrism and solutionism. While they are distinct ideas on one level, they are very much related on another level and certainly greatly overlap.

Describe three problems that Internet centrism and/or solutionism claims it can solve. Explain how the Internet-centrist and/or solutionist view oversimplifies and/or makes worse and/or mischaracterizes these problems. Alternatively, explain how the Internet-centrist and/or solutionist view gets it right. Be sure to defend your position whether you agree or disagree with Morozov. For your three problems, one should be an example from Morozov's book, one should be from the education system, and one should be from something outside the book and outside the education system. Note that Morozov mentions many topics and covers a few in depth so for the two examples that are not from Morozov's book, it is OK if he mentioned them as long as he didn't cover them in depth.

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