refers to material objects of use to humanity that are used to explore ideas and communicate meaning of a certain area Educationaltechnology Itisthestudy and ethicalpractice of facilitatinglearning and improving performance bycreating, using and managingappropriatetechnologicalprocesses and resources. Instructionaltechnology Itisrelatedtotheprocesses and systems of learning and instruction.
Back in time… 1900s:Firsteducational film ismade. 1940s: Hypertextisinvented. 1950s: Firstcomputerissold. 1970s: Computer-assistedinstructionbegins. 1980s: Networking and digitalizedcommunicationisusedforeducationalpurposes. 1990s: www, forums, chatrooms and email becomepopular. 2000s: Multiplemobiletechnologies emerge.
A final comment by the authors The use of technology for educational purposes has grown enormously and it is likely to become a vital tool for the next generations. It is important to exploit its potential and to use it in a wise, responsible way.