Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.

Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.

In this assignment you will write a list of at least 12 references in alphabetical order in APA format.  In addition, each reference will be followed by a short analytical summary of  at least 135 words . 6pages

At the end of the short summary, you will include a sentence or two that critically analyzes the source and that mentions distinctive features about the article and why it may or may not be useful for you in writing a literature review.

Please choose one of the following five topics on which to write your annotated bibliography:

1.      The impact of the Internet on information literacy and library skills.  In collecting your sources, you may want to draw upon what Neil Postman says about technology and information in Technopoly, especially in chapters 4 and 5.  A particular section of the Postman book can be one of your sources.

You might focus on one or more of the following as you gather your sources.  These are just examples.  Many approaches are possible for this topic.

a.       The impact of the Internet on plagiarism in student papers.
b.      The impact of the Internet on research methods among students.
c.       The impact of Wikipedia and other web 2.0 applications on the use of information.

2.      The impact of technology on the health care field.  In collecting your sources, you may want to draw upon what Neil Postman says about technology and medicine inTechnopoly, especially in chapter 6.  A particular section of the Postman book can be one of your sources.

You might focus on one or more of the following as you gather your sources.  These are just examples.  Many approaches are possible for this topic.

a.       The impact of a particular technological development on health care costs.
b.      The implications of maintaining a nationwide health care electronic database of every patient’s medical records

3.      The impact of assessment and measurement on education.    In collecting your sources, you may want to draw upon what Neil Postman says about measurement and the use of “invisible technologies” in Technopoly, especially in chapter 8.  A particular section of the Postman book can be one of your sources.

You might focus on one or more of the following as you gather your sources.  These are just examples.  Many approaches are possible for this topic.

a.       The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the use of measurement in its assessments.
b.      The use of placement exams for entrance into colleges and universities.
c.       The use of placement exams for enrollment into entry-level writing and mathematics courses in colleges and universities.

4.      Various views of science in our society.  In collecting your sources, you may want to draw upon what Neil Postman says about the science in Technopoly, especially in chapter 9.  A particular section of the Postman book can be one of your sources.

You might focus on one or more of the following as you gather your sources.  These are just examples.  Many approaches are possible for this topic.

a.       Is psychology a science?
b.      Is sociology a science?
c.       The nature of science and of scientific inquiry in a particular hard science field

5.      The impact of technology on a field of study or topic of your choice.

This option represents a more general approach to the assignment.  You may or may not find that the Postman book is helpful for this choice.  Chapter 7 might be an especially helpful section of the book if you do.  A particular section of the Postman book can be one of your sources.

You might focus on one or more of the following as you gather your sources.  These are just examples.  Many approaches are possible for this topic.

a.       The impact of mobile devices on cybersecurity
b.      The impact of the Internet on the field of advertising
c.       The impact of cloud computing on a particular business field
d.      The impact of the Internet in an area of communication studies
e.       The impact of the Internet on global marketing strategies
f.       The impact of a particular type of technology on health care
g.       The impact of technology on education in a particular field of study

This will be an analytical/critical/ annotated bibliography.  The difference between the descriptive/informative annotated bibliography and the analytical/critical annotated bibliography was given in the video that we viewed in one of our conferences.

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