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Toffler's Wave Theory
Transcript of Toffler's Wave Theory
Automobiles, Trains, Air planes,
TV, motion pictures Urbanization, Authoritarian rule, clash of
values, factory model of life style, no more
waiting for seasons Top down beaurocracies, Factories, fixed hours of work, focused on productivity Books, Videos, Film strips, Age & Grade
level grouping, School cared children
while parents at work Families separated to work in factories
Nuclear families Calculators, computers, internet,
digital cell phones, www,
DVD, flash memory, printers Collaborative, Teamwork,
Flexible hours & Locations CAI, Books Digital & audio,
hyperkids, Internet usage Single parent family, Child less
family, blended families, Children
of diverse, 2 pay check families Money oriented, self centered, diminishing values Mobile technologies, High speed internet, VOIP, Ipod, Ipad, eBook readers, social networking, online pay bills, mobile banking Colaborative & Teamwork, Globalization
of work location, online tech support Virtual schools, Ipads,
eBooks, LMS, simulated labs Self centered, permissive, reversal of values Single parent, child adoption, Gay/Lesibian couples 1. Toffler's Wave 2. Technology 3. Work 4. Education 5. society 6. FAMILY toffler's wave theory key Introduction: In 1980 Alvin Toffler published his idea of different ages of human history to which he called "Waves of Changes".
He described three waves.
The Agricultural wave
The Industrial wave
The Information wave.
The following time line describes the effects of these waves on different aspects of life and the existance of a fourth wave "The communication wave. By Anwar S Mohammad Saettler, P. (2004). The evolution of educational technology. Information Age Publishing Inc.
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer) (2008). Toffler's Wave Theory. Baltimore, MD: Author
Toffler, A. (1981). The Third Wave. Bantam Books
Bellis M. 20th Century Timeline 1900 - 1999. About.com retrived July 2011 fromhttp://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/twentieth.htm REFERENCES 1st wave: Agriculture Age (8000 BC to 1940) 3rd Wave: Information Age (1955-1990) 4th wave: Communication age: 1990 and beyond