Educational Technology The study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
Educational Technology is Driven by many perspectives and many viewpoints
Educational Technology is Guided by two theoretical schools of thought on how learning is accomplished
Objectivism Constructivism Learning is accomplished with individual methods of demonstration. Learning is accomplished by the passing of standardize tests. Learning is transmitted knowledge via directed, systematic, and structured teaching. Learning is constructed knowledge via the use of activities that generate it. Learning must be teacher-directed; inquiry-based approaches are too slow for the classroom. Effective learning is hands-on instruction that is student-centered, not teacher centered.