History of education technologyPresentation Transcript
History of EducationTechnologyPatricia Riga, 2013
What is EducationalTechnology? Educational technology = EdTech, is thestudy and ethical practice of facilitatinge-learning: learning and improvingperformance by creating, using andmanaging appropriate technologicalprocesses and resources. The typical view among educators:EdTech supplements instruction byproviding instructional variety, by helpingto make abstract concepts concrete andby stimulating interest among students.
Ed-Tech development School museums Silent films for instructional use, filmscould be rented by schools Radios: "Schools of the air" Boost for audiovisual education duringWorld War II: providing training forlarge numbers of military recruits andfor new industrial workers
Ed-Tech development (cont.) 1950s and 1960s: television channelsfor educational purposes 1950s: Skinners work led to"programmed instruction" focusing onbehavioral objectives Mid 80s and 90s: World-Wide Web(WWW), eMail and Forums.
Ed-Tech development (cont.) Computer-based learning (CBL) Today, the prevailing paradigm isComputer-mediated communication(CMC), interaction between studentsand instructors, mediated by thecomputer. The 2000s emergence of multiplemobile technologies.
Ed-Tech benefits Easy-to-access course materials Student motivation Wide participation Improved student writing Subjects made easier to learn Differentiated Instruction
Ed-Tech drawbacks Lack of proper training Limited access because of the high costof technology and the fear of damages Inconvenience of resource placement Limited access to a sufficient quantity ofa resource Technology implementation is timeconsuming Technology failure during an activity.Having back up plans/lessons
Technology in the classroom Computer in the classroom Class website Class blogs and wikis Wireless classroom microphones Mobile devices Interactive Whiteboards Digital video-on-demand: Replacementof hard copy videos with digital videoaccessed from a central server (e.g.SAFARI)
Technology in the classroom(cont.) Online media (Teacher Tube) Online study tools: Tools that motivatestudying by making studying more fun orindividualized for the student (e.g. StudyCoca) Digital Games Podcasts: Podcasting is a relatively newinvention that allows anybody to publishfiles to the Internet where individuals cansubscribe and receive new files frompeople by a subscription.
History of Ed-Tech: a timeline http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UFwWWsz_X9s#!
Bibliography Baldwin, R. (n.d.) School Technology inEducationhttp://www.answers.com/topic/school-technology-in-education Educational Technology in Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_technology History of Education Technology inYouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UFwWWsz_X9s#!