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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2018 Vol.8(2): 146-151 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.2.1024

Philosophical and Educational Reflections on the Paradox of Anthropomorphising our Computechnology, While Simultaneously Dehumanising Ourselves

Ronald Samuel Laura and Fraser Douglas Hannam
Abstract—If there is a defining condition of the modern age, it is undoubtedly the unbridled faith our culture has in the power of technology to provide a panacea for virtually all our problems, be they technological problems or not. Western culture's unreserved commitment to the importance of what we shall call "classroom computechnology" represents one facet of this almost religious-like faith in technology. In this paper we shall argue that the ever burgeoning cultural preoccupation with computechnology has become so socially entrenched that the psychology and behaviour it engenders represent a syndrome in its own right, which in this case we have identified as the "compuphilia paradox". The term compuphilia is intended to convey the sense of an individual’s (or of a culture’s) infatuation with computechnology that is so extreme and addictive that the justification for its habitual use has become perilously uncritical and emotively mesmerising.

Index Terms—Computer, technology, pedagogy, education, dehumanise, depersonalise.

The authors are with the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308 Australia (e-mail: ron.laura@newcastle.edu.au, fraserhannam@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Ronald Samuel Laura and Fraser Douglas Hannam, "Philosophical and Educational Reflections on the Paradox of Anthropomorphising our Computechnology, While Simultaneously Dehumanising Ourselves," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 146-151, 2018.

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