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It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Educational technology. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2011.

This article is written like a personal reflection or essay rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. (March 2011) Shortly after the internet explosion of the 1990s, technology was immediately integrated into the classrooms. Technology, even though symbolizes advancement in human knowledge, was seen as a setback by many educators. Many efforts have been established to help educators realize the benefits of technology and ways of implementing them in the classroom. Many different types of technology can be used to support and enhance learning. Some examples of technologies used in the education system are video content and digital movie making, laptops, computers, and handheld technologies. New uses of technology, for example, podcasting and tablets are constantly being created. Many students are growing up in a digital age where they have constant exposure to a variety of media that is impacting on the way they interact and use information.[1] Contents [hide]

1 Technology in Education
1.1 Audio
1.2 Video
1.3 Computers, Laptops and Tablets
1.4 Blogging
1.5 Mobile Devices
1.6 Learning Management Systems
1.7 Whiteboards
2 Educational implications
3 Positive effects
4 Negative effects
5 Usage of Multimedia technology in Literature
6 Efforts to Educate Educators about technology
7 Sources
8 References
9 Further reading
[edit]Technology in Education

There are many types of technologies used in the education system. [edit]Audio
The radio has been around for a long time and has been used in educational classrooms. Recent technologies have allowed classroom teachers to stream audio over the internet. There are also webcasts and podcasts available over the internet for students and teachers to download. For example, iTunes has various podcast available on a variety of subjects, which can be downloaded for free. [edit]Video

Videos may allow teachers to reach students who are visual learners and tend to learn best by seeing the material rather than hearing or reading about it. Teachers can access video clips through the internet instead of relying on DVD's or VHS. Websites like YouTube are used by many teachers. Teachers can use Skype or webcams to interact with guest speakers and other experts. Interactive video games are being integrated in the curriculum at both K-12 and the higher education institutions. [edit]Computers, Laptops and Tablets

Having a computer or laptop in the classroom allows students and teachers access to websites and other programs, for example, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF files and images. [edit]Blogging
Blogs allow students and teachers to post their thoughts, ideas, and comments on a website. Blogging allows students and instructors to share their thoughts and comments on the thoughts of others which could create an interactive learning environment.[2] [edit]Mobile Devices

Mobile devices, for example, Smartphones operate similar to personal computers. [edit]Learning Management Systems
Learning management systems, for example, BlackBoard or Moodle, are internet based applications that institutions used to reach their students. It allows educators to create and deliver course material using the internet. Educators can post announcements, grade assignments, check on course activity, and participate in class discussions. Students can submit their work, read and respond to discussion questions, and take quizzes.[3] [edit]Whiteboards

Interactive whiteboards allow teachers and students to write on the touch screen, so learning becomes interactive and engaging. [edit]Educational implications

Although effective technologies use many evidence-based strategies (e.g., adaptive content, frequent...
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