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What is Interactive Technology

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Technology that digitally facilitates interaction between people or allows for user content creation or manipulation.
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Parental Mediation of Adolescent Technology Use
J. Mitchell Vaterlaus (Montana State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch616
Adolescents are major consumers of interactive technologies (e.g., cell phones, social media). They are motivated to use these technologies to maintain their social relationships in a convenient and private way. The private nature and ease of connectivity afforded by interactive technology has resulted in various parental concerns (e.g., victimization, content) about adolescent technology use. To mitigate these parental concerns, some parents have begun to implement parental mediation strategies. Research has primarily focused on describing the different parental mediation techniques parents implement, parent and adolescent perceptions of parental mediation, and potential barriers to the implementation of parental mediation.
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Understanding Interactive Technology in Organizational Settings
Software systems supporting users task performance in a collaborative manner.
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Design and Implementation Principles for Dynamic Interactive Mathematics Technologies
Interactive technology allows for a two-way flow of information through an interface between the user and the technology; the user usually communicates a request for data or action to the technology with the technology returning the requested data or result of the action back to the user.
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