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History of educational technology

History of educational technology



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    • Technology and Me A personal timeline of educational technology
    • Overview
      • My name is Sam Young
      • I started school in 1961 in Galveston, Texas
      • I graduated from Galveston Ball High in 1974
      • I earned my engineering degree from Texas A&M in 1978 and my MBA from UTSA in 2004. I worked as an engineer for 32-years
      • When I finish my teaching certification, I hope to teach secondary level mathematics
    • My definition of educational technology Known as e-learning, instructional technology, and learning technology: it is the knowledge and application of tools, systems, and techniques to deliver learning materials, facilitate communication, and provide assessment and feedback, to facilitate student learning, and improve student performance
    • Web sites on ed tech history
      • Three web sites that discuss educational technology
      • History of educational technology
      • The invisible people
      • Education technologies teaching math
    • Kindergarten technology
      • There were no computers in the class, instruction was on the blackboard
      • Expensive desktop calculators and computers were in industry
      • School copy machines were mimeograph machines
      In the early 1960s
    • High school technology
      • Students learned complex math calculations with the slide ruler
      • Computer usage in math class was with a dial-up modem to a remote mainframe
      • There were no cell phones – we used the rotary phone
      In the early 1970s
    • College technology
      • Calculators became available to the student – Texas Instrument’s SR50 cost $170 in 1975
      • Engineers learned Fortran on the IBM 360 mainframe to perform math calculations
      • Personal mobile communication was typically with CB radio
      In the late 1970s
    • A vivid technology learning experience
      • Comic book character influenced mobile communication technology
      • Space program race with Soviet Union yielded many technological advances
      • The information age has shrunk the world and changed teaching
    • A technology I want to use in my classroom
      • With ample classroom computers, I want to use the internet and ePALs to connect the Hawaii classroom with students around the world
    • My vision of the classroom of the future A classroom moving to the beautiful outside Hawaiian environment where students learn competition, cooperation, and collaboration through real-world problems in their local and global communities
    • A challenge for teaching
      • Lack of educational funds for technology
      • Parental disapproval of new-age technology driven holistic education
      • Teacher understanding of new technology
    • Words of wisdom "The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor." ( Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun) Von Braun standing at his desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in May 1964.