Introduction:


This wiki page features information on educational technology. It defines the term educational technology, highlights important organizations that focus on educational technology, and provides external links to further educational technology resources such as organizations, videos, articles, etc.


Terminology:


Educational Technology, according to M.D. Roblyer and Aaron H. Doering (2010), has been define as “a combination of the processes and tools involved in addressing educational needs and problems, with an emphasis on applying the most current tools: computer and other electronic technologies”
(Roblyer & Doering, 2010).

Processes are the instructional procedures used to deliver instruction through educational tools i.e., approach to teaching
  • learning and behavioral theories;
  • technological applications used to prepare students for the future and jobs that have not been invented yet
  • teaching students how to learn

Tools are mostly thought of as technologically based resources used in learning
  • Computers (Capabilities, Convergence, Complexity)
  • Media
  • Instructional systems
  • Computer-based support systems (i.e., lessons and grading programs, etc.)



Important Organizations:


  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) © 1998
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) © 2007, 1998
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) © 2008, 2000
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) © 2002



Where to Get More Information:


  • Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET) http://caret.iste.org ---> This site offers a comprehensive review of the research availanle on the impact of educational technology


  • Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/index.php ---> This site offers a library of videos and mateirals on how educational technology is being used in schools
    To view: click on library to access video collection --> then search by topic to browse video collection



Sources:


Roblyer, M.D. & Doering, A. H. (2010). Integrating technology into teaching, 5th edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.