Friday, July 03, 2009

The Hype Cycle

Over at elearnspace, Siemens blogs today about what he describes as the 'hype cycle' of new technology.

Discusses the sort of semi-tragic (in the structural sense) lifespan of any new technology. From obscurity to kingliness to downfall and obscurity to eventual heroic purposeful return.

Sounds alot like Sophocles' Oedipus.

As we suffer what will be bumps in the ed tech road with regard to the integration of social and participatory media technologies into the classroom, it's a point worth thinking about.

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