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Law of Unintended Consequences

I need help to explain A solid definition of the Law of Unintended Consequences in the assigned article, "The Unintended Consequences of the Application of Technology in Teaching and Learning Environments," which includes work from Portes (2000). Draw a comparison between Portes notion of the importance of careful and sustained analysis of the social context and the red flags of poor decisions.


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The Law of Unintended Consequences is that lack of detailed analysis of the social context and its participants can yield unexpected outcomes. The causes of these outcomes are the original purpose not being known to all, some of the participant's actions having significant consequences other than those of the original goal, and outside influences that change the goal. Outside influences may lead to contrary outcome or the original goal being achieved through chance. Unintended consequences are problems that did not previously exist. The unintended effects may have a negative effect or may have a beneficial effect. The unintended ...

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The answer to this problem explains the Law of Unintended Consequences in the context of a given article. The references related to the answer are also included. 405 words.