History of Eucational Technology

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  • 1. History of Educational Technology. Fiore, Natalia Macarena Torres, María Eugenia
  • 2. Table of contents: Educational Technology through the years. Benefits Criticism Current situation
  • 3. What is educational technology? Refers to the use of technology in educational settings. Is the study and practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing technological devices.
  • 4. 1920’s Schools, colleges, departments of education, and commercial stations were providing radio programming to schools. Efforts to promote radio instruction were abandoned when television became available.
  • 5. 1931 Films never reached the level of influence in schools that Edison had predicted. Teachers lack of skill in using equipment; the costs, inaccessibility; and the time involved in finding the right film for each class.
  • 6. 1939-1945 World War II Training films for military recruits and new industrial workers. Overhead projectors to support lectures and audio equipment for teaching foreign languages.
  • 7. 1950’s Instructional television usage grew and computers began to be used in education an training.
  • 8. 1997 The Internet expanded faster than it was expected 2000’s Laptop computermerge IWB are used
  • 9. Current Usages Word processors Websites Internet-based projects E-mail Chat Blogs, wikis and podcasts Online reference tools E-learning Among others
  • 10. Criticism Lack of proper training, limited access to sufficient quantities of a technology, and the extra time required Special training High cost of technology Fear of damages Resource placement Time consuming
  • 11. Benefits Easy-to-access course materials. Student motivation. Wide participation. Improved student writing. Subjects made easier to learn. Easy monitoring and mantaining students work. Quick modifications. Differentiated Instruction.
  • 12. Conclusion Technology is a versatile andvaluable tool for teaching and learning. Teachers need to be prepared touse these technologies effectively. Don’t forget about the problems ofincluding technology into theclassroom, but see them as achallenge.
  • 13. Are you ready to do away with prejudices and start tryingeducational technology yourself?
  • 14. BibliographyEducational Technology. In Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_technologyEducational software. In Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_software#Early_History.2C _1940s_-_1970sSammyC (2007). History of Educational Technology http://www.docstoc.com/docs/426986/History-of-Educational- TechnologyBaldwin, R. (n.d.) School Technology in Education http://www.answers.com/topic/school-technology-in-educationHistory. the History of Computers, and the History of Computers in Education http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/histofcs.html