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A solid definition of the Law of Unintended Consequences is provided on page 54 of 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.The Law of Unintended Consequences means that unforeseeable events or results happen due to a lack of awareness of some type. Portes notion of the importance of careful and sustained analysis of the social context consists of 5 factors that relate to unintended consequences.Which include the original goal not being apparent to all participants, inconsistent actions of participants in relation to goal, external influences that transform the original goal, outside influences that transform the original goal to a contrary outcome, and the original goal being achieved by fortuitous events (Nworie & Haughton, 2008). This

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