Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology

Volume 15, Issue 3, Fall 2011

Phenomenology and Classroom Computer Simulation

Estrid Sørensen
Pages 206-208

Comment on Norm Friesen’s
“Dissection and Simulation: Brilliance and Transparency, or Encumbrance and Disruption?”

Friesen's comparison between classroom practices and digital dissection carries the flaws of treating the digital and non-digital learning materials differently when comparing. This reply paper argues for a symmetric comparison through a focus on the way in which comparability between digital and non-digital learning materials is established by the researcher. It is suggested that such comparison might have brought about a result more favorable for digital technology.