Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
The production of educational technology has played a major part in improving the learning outcomes of individuals by personalizing the learning experience. The immediate responsiveness of computer based programs, and the self-paced private learning environment that educational technology warrants seeks to promote higher levels of motivation among students worldwide. It has also provided greater access to education such as in the case of increased accommodation for students with severe physical disabilities and for students living in remote locations.
E-learning refers to the specific kind of learning experienced within the domain of educational technology, which can be used in or out of the classroom. Distance learning, computer-based training, and social networking tools are just a few examples of e-learning.
The debate over which tool best serves the needs of the learners is ongoing and subject to geographic context. For instance, in developing countries, mobile phones out number computers because of their low costs and operating needs, thus, raising the question of whether mobiles could serve as a better learning tool with more educational benefits than computers in the developing countries. The advantages of using technology in teaching are to provide a flexible learning environment, monitor student progress, access to internet and distance learning, and give the students with disabilities a chance to learn. The disadvantages that result in a technology learning environment are distraction, the cost and time consumption, Block the imagination of the students, and overall safety issues.
Types of technology used in teaching
Interactive White Boards
These interactive boards allow teachers and students to control text and objects and to visit...