Technology and Virtualization of Educational Process
Amani, Yaqub M.
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There are two methods to limit an individual’s perception of reality. The first is to place constraints on the physical environment and thus create conditions for the senses to convey the available information to the brain, excluding alternatives. This limitation in time establishes meanings derived from information stream, forming a unique perception of true reality. This case is similar to Plato’s allegory of men of the cave. The second method is to present virtual reality as reality. The second method is not far from the first, since the digital technology has given humanity the ability to project the image of reality on a screen creating a virtual environment where we have virtual friends and virtual theories which mimics true reality. The objective of this paper is to raise a number of questions regarding the process and purpose of education, positive and negative psychological imprints and effects on overall transformation of young generation of distant learning versus that of classical universities. The main focus of this paper is to draw analogies between men of the cave and men and women of the iPhone.
Paper presented at EDULEARN16, the 8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Conference held in Barcelona (Spain). 4th - 6th of July, 2016.