T1 Ed. Tech – Discussion 1

What is your understanding of educational technology?

According to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology or know as AECT (2014), educational technology is:

““…the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing, appropriate technological processes and resources.”

This is the revised definition given by AECT whose earlier version( in 1977)  had described educational technology as:

“Educational technology is a complex, integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices and organization for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating and managing solutions to those problems involved in all aspects of human learning”

Discussion

What would be your impression of the element stated as:

  • people – who are they?
  • procedures – what could that be?
  • ideas – does it include the learning theories, pedagogy, techniques…?
  • devices – can you name some example?

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