Advances in computing and information technology are changing the way people meet and communicate. At a time when plasma technology appears to have an edge over LCD, efforts are being taken to improve the features and performance level of the Liquid Crystal Display screens. Although formulated in a more simple sentences, this definition implies that in fact.
In one respect, the term has come to mean something narrower – the above definition would admit art or politics as means of gain, yet though those activities are permeated by technology now, most of us would not consider them to be examples or subsets of technology.
Since effort is a finite resource, a user is likely to accept an application when she/he perceives it as easier to use than anotherAs a consequence, educational technology with a high level of PU and PEOU is more likely to induce positive perceptions.
Appropriate technology involves attempting to ensure that technologies are fitted to the context of their use&emdash;both the biophysical context which takes account of health, climate, biodiversity and ecology, and the psycho-social context which includes social institutions, politics, culture, economics, ethics and the personal/spiritual needs of individuals.
It can be seen from the individual summaries of the four nations outline definitions of Technology Demonstration/Demonstrators – unfortunately no data on a comparable initiative has been received from New Zealand – that there are both common objectives but also certain differences between the nations.