A brief introduction to educational technology, what are its impacts and uses in the system
What is educational technology? What is the main purpose of educational technology? What are the advantages of educational technology? scope of educational technology?
Educational technology is a course of study that examines the method of investigating, planning, developing, executing, and judging the instructional context and learning elements to enhance teaching and education. The main purpose of educational technology or instructional technology is to strengthen education. Technology in education helps in learning the subject with a better understanding.
Educational technology helps in resolving school problems that involve motivation, skills like analytical, problem solving etc. With the advancement of educational technologies, books are converted into ebooks. Lessons are now animated for a clear understanding of topics, clearing the doubts digitally when compared to the previous method of teaching. Students now have unlimited resources for learning only because of educational technology. Blackboard became a digital board, Class became online, students are now taught on LCD projectors and the list grows on.
Educators in the public schools and faculty at universities need to know what types of materials are available, how to use them, why and when they should be used, and how to combine them into the instruction/education background to meet the final goal in developing the education. Coaches also need to solemnly examine how these modern materials can affect what we learn and teach. Technology can be used for knowledge-based training procedure or it can be used to implement a student self-development approach. Educators need to know how technology can transform education. Teaching on how to use the technology will begin to improve the educational system.
Forms of educational technology? How is information technology being used in education?
There are various forms of educational technology and IT is one of them which helps the education to reach new heights with the developments. The IT industry had helped education by developing software and supporting the government initiated projects by giving tech support. In the coming future more and more developers come forward to develop the more advanced project so that it also reaches the rural population of India
Use of Information Technology in educational technology are
Tools: Docs, database, spreadsheet, Powerpoint, PPT, Screen Sharing, graphic paint programs, Online video call apps etc.
LMS-learning management systems:
It is an app or website which acts as a virtual classroom with live or prerecorded class in it and can be played whenever we want. At present, it is the best platform for learning anything from anywhere.
Equipment: Digital camera, cellphones, computer, router, printer, projector, recording devices etc
What are some examples of educational technologies?
India has seen drastic Edtech startups in the last 4 years that are bringing revolutions in educational technologies and breaking the barrier, this is helping in shaping future generations with better skills by teaching them with visual lessons and latest information some of the top Edtech startups in and around India are Unacademy, BYJUs, Udemy, Shaw academy, Khan academy etc.
These startups provide skills and knowledge on different subjects which are helping the lakhs of students for better understanding of the subject. In future, it is going to be the biggest trendsetter in revolutionizing the education