Educational technology defined as a platform to enhance learning through different digital tools, strives to improve pedagogical transactions anywhere, anytime. A crucial component of ET is its evolving nature, enabling children to learn better and faster. Now let me exemplify this and share my experience in the context and how they have evolved in the recent years and what may the future look like?
First came the basic Windows Computers or desktop PC's which stored information on floppy drives. Typically we were taught calculations, typing and a few basic languages and thus preparing us to take on the real world challenges. Since then education technology has come a long way, and its progress indeed amazes me. This is what a computer used to look like.
A few years later, in came, the laptops and tablets PC's overthrowing the good old white elephants like the one's above and made learning look more engaging and fruitful. However, what changed here was the shift in power from the teacher to the learner. Information was available at the touch of the button, thus making the student as powerful as the tutor. Learning also evolved-difficult concepts taught through apps, exercises provided for practices and real time feedbacks have been made possible, equipping teachers to point out gaps in learning.
Immersive learning the future
The future of educational technology looks further promising as the learner and the tutor both would be engaged simultaneously. Teaching in a classroom would be like a movie, lesson plans would be mounted on headsets and students would be encouraged to explore with their tutor. Imagine, biology being taught by immersive technique, wouldn't that be fun?
The power of engagement is indeed a gift of educational technology, and through its dynamic nature, it is certianly capable of changing the way children learn in the classroom.
DEFINITION OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
It is called educational technology to the knowledge, applications and devices that allow the application of technological tools in the field of education.
In other words, it is about the solution of educational problems through the use of information technology.
Thanks to educational technology, teachers can plan the learning process and optimize the teaching task.
This is possible thanks to the use of technical resources, such as computers (computers), televisions, etc.
Although there are still teachers who believe that the so - called "traditional methods" are still valid and value in teaching students, there are others who favor full use of educational technology.
The latter consider that the use of computers, Internet, mobile phones, tablets or whiteboards, for example, brings a long list of advantages, such as:
It's a form of education that fits completely today, that is according to the technological era that we have lived.
It allows teachers to have at their disposal a long list of resources and tools on which to support their explanation of the subject.
an opportunity for students who can understand much better the content at issue in the class, because everything is more visual and interactive.
For all these advantages and many others it is why from the Nation encourages, supports and promotes not only bet on new forms of education but, above all, fully integrate technology into the field educational.
When a teacher projects a documentary or uses a screen to display presentations before their students, it is taking advantage of educational technology.
Teaching information technology courses in primary and secondary schools
Film and television animation production staff
Technical maintenance personnel
Multimedia technology work
Teaching system design
Computer education foundation
Network education application
TV teaching material design and production
Educational technology research method
Common skills gained from this degree
- Knowledge of educational technology
- Technology of the teaching system
- Basic skills in media production
- Familiar with the state's education policy