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Toffler's Wave Theory

In 1980 Alvin Toffler published his idea of different ages of human history to which he called "Waves of Change".
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Anwar Mohammad

on 21 August 2011

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Transcript of Toffler's Wave Theory

4th Wave Communication Age 1990 & beyond 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 1st Wave:Agriculture Age 8000 BC - 1940 2nd Wave: Industrial Age (1750-1955) 3rd Wave Information Age 1955-1990s Family business, Agriculture Oral,memorization,limited books, multiage groups, home schooling, single room schools Extended multi generation families Little mobility, People tied to land, calander according to agri seasons. Hand looms, Black smith, metallurgy, horse car making, handi tool making Type write, Electric Bulb, Phone,
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
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