Educational Technology is a field
of study which is concerned with the
practice of using educational methods and
resources for the ultimate goal of
facilitating the learning process.
Educational Technology is taught in
school for the learners to come up easily in
the modern world. In this subject, the
students can learn how they can use
technology to have a better learning. It is one
of the best way to integrate learning and
information to ourselves.
Technology in Education
It one of the terms associated with
educational technology. It is a application of
technology to any of those processes
involved operating the instructions which
house the educational enterprise
Principles in the Selecting Utilization of
Meaningfulness- it contains purposive activities.
Purpose- it must be focused on helping learners to motivate them
in learning process.
Appropriateness- it should be appropriate to .the level intended
terms of: vocabulary, difficult concept, methods of development
Breadth- it encompasses all around development of varying
group of learners.
Usefulness/Utility- audiovisual aid must help the teacher to
deliver the subject matter in a better way.
Communication Effectiveness- relay information clearly and
Authenticity- presents accurate up to date dependable
Responsiveness- must be responsive to the needs and
demands of society.
Interest- catch the interest of the users, simulate curiosity
or satisfy the need to know and encourage creativity.
Cost Effectiveness- the cost per student of media
presentation diminishes as the number of students using it
Presentation- must be presented at the right time and
at the right place.
Portability- it must be handy by the teachers and the students
handle it well.
Correctness- correct facts and information must be in the materials
for a better learning.
Simplicity- simple but inspiring for the learners.
Assessment-evaluating the technology is needed for further revisions
Five Domains of Educational Technology
There are five domains of education
technology. These are the design, development,
utilization, evaluation and management. We should
considered these domains to create an effective
instructional materials for the learners. To know if
you need to improve your materials and revise it to
an effective one.
It is the use of technologies to introduce,
reinforce supplement and extent skills. The quality of
instruction is improved into a high level.
It can provide opportunities to respond to
Information and Communication
Information Technology is transmitting,
sharing, comprehend knowledge through the use of
The focus of ICT is the instructional medias
that the learners and teachers can use to acquire
learning and information about a specific lesson.
Hypermedia is a multimedia. It is a educational
computer software where information is shown and
student activities are integrated in a virtual learning
In using hypermedia, you can get the learners'
attention, recall prior learning, guide and access the
learning and performance of the student.
Cooperative Learning with the
The goverment cannot provide the appropriate
number of computers. The cooperative learning will be
the answer to the implementation of IT in schools. In a
way that the students can use one computer by 2-3
Coopertive Learning is a leraning by small group
of students who work together in a particular task.
Computer as a Tutor
Computer can be a tutor in a way that it
can be used in facilitate the learning process of
the student. Student can follow easily the flow of
the discussion of a teacher when they are using
The computer is just a guide for the
student to be more knowledgable in a specific
Computer as a Teacher Tool
The teacher can employ the computer as
information tool, communocation tool, constructive
tool, co-constructive tool and situating tool.
The computer can provide access information,
foster creative social knowldege building , and enhance
the communication. Also it can help the teachers and
students to focus on more high level cognitive tasks.
There are many reasons why educational
technology is very important. There is a purpose
why educational technology is taught in schools.
Because educational technology 1 and 2 wants the
student to know what is the use and how to use the
instructional media in relation to education/teaching.
Using instructional material is an effective
way of engaging the students to the real world
situation. Nowadays, the teahers are discussing
their lesson with the use of instructional medias
Also, based on observation, the technology help
us to have a better learning. We can easily
understand and receive the information.
A future educator must know the know the right
use of instructional medias so that the computer will
never replace the teacher. The teacher must be the one
who will manipulate the computer, it is just a material
that will help the teacher and the student to be more
connected to one another.
The technology will also help the teacher to
easily give chances to the students that can excel in
class by applying medias/computers in their learning
process. There are instances that student is actively
participating in the class when they are engage in
using technology. In other words, the technology has
a big role in the field of learning
Today, the students are called the 21st
century learners. When we say 21st century
learners the students are living in a modern
world who are using end encountered
technology in their everyday life. They are
individuals that can use technologies in
good way to have a better learning.
The 21st century learners are able to:
• apply technology to their lives effectively, in a way
they can use it to learn better.
• what is the importance of educational technology
• know what is the purpose of the educational
• make instructional material that is connected to a
• know the right way of using technology
• know the limitations of using technology