-Educational Media is defined as media for learning and teaching or learning software. -In terms of learning “from” technology, it includes the instructional television, computer-based instruction, or integrated learning systems that have been implemented into classrooms -Within this framework, particular media formats (e.g., books and magazines, video media, computer software, and multimedia)
-Educational Media in terms of multimedia generally includes the integration of text, graphics, video, sound, etc. Apart from merging different types of media - interactivity, multitasking (simultaneous execution of multiple processes) and parallelism (based on the parallel media presentation) are all playing an important role.
Information and Communication Technologies
are defined slightly differently on the following sites:
* "Educational technology (also called learning technology) is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources"  * "applies to the development, application, and evaluation of systems and techniques for improving the process of human learning * "includes all components of informational technology used in the delivery of educational materials"  * "Field of education centered on the design and use of messages and physical support * "the use of scientific principles in designing and implementing programs. (Audiovisual equipment, computers, multimedia presentations, instructional design)"  The cited definitions have in common the use of technologies to support the learning process.
The Influence Of Media Technology and Information and Communication Technology in School Settings The Impact of Media and Technology in School Setting
If we look back at prior educational environments before the invention of computers and multimedia technologies, we see there were other types of technologies introduced as instructional tools such as radio, film, and television into classrooms with a certain degree of success (Nathan, & Robinson, 2001). Today, digital technologies have greatly influenced children in the 21st century. Educational experiences have remained consistent even while there have been some significant changes in the modes and models of teaching and learning with the advance of technology, mainly due to the invention of the Internet and the popularity of personal computers. Thus, educators should deliberately “look differently on communicating and educating today’s media-centric youth” (Kenny, 2001, p. 210) and use those technologies to be the instructional supplementary materials that enable pedagogies to be more diversified. Tarlow and Spangler (2001) mainly tried to argue that we, as educators or educational instruction designers, should be sure not to overlook technology tools, but instead, use our critical capabilities to deliberate on the most essential learning objectives that we seek to achieve, and we should apply and estimate high-tech applications in order to achieve those objectives. I agree that when we, as educators, over-extend new technologies, it does bring with it drawbacks to the educational system. It is my goal for the future to be an instructional...