Education Technology Day
Technology plays an important role in our daily lives. It is integral to all that we do and plays a major role in education. If students are to succeed in this world, teachers must help them get to grips. It is right that we celebrate all that technology has brought to the education world. Continue reading to learn more about Education Technology Day.
EduTech, or EdTech, is sometimes called educational technology. Tools that helped people and children learn faster, more accurately, and in simpler ways can be traced back to cave wall paintings and the creation of paintings. But, we didn’t see any machine in use until the 20th century. These included the Gestetner stencil machines and the mimeograph. These were duplicating machines designed to produce short copies, usually between 10-50 copies, for home or school use.
There have been many significant advancements since then in the technology and tools that have been introduced to classrooms around the globe. Slide projectors, for example, were widely used in educational institutions throughout the 1950s. In the mid-60s, computers and schools were first mentioned in the same sentence. Two Stanford University psychology professors, Richard C. Atkinson, and Patrick Suppes, started to experiment with computers being used to teach spelling and math via Teletypes to elementary school students.
Online education can help create the University of Illinois. This was also true in the 1960s. Although the Internet wasn’t invented until nine years later, students could still access information about classes via linked computer terminals. The first online course was offered in 1986. These courses were made available by the Electronic University Network for DOS 64 and Commodore computers. It is amazing to consider the impact of online education today. Did you know that the Internet is used by 80 percent of students to earn their bachelor’s degree requirements? One third of college students take at least one online course.
Videoconferencing is one of the most important forerunners of today’s educational technologies. This was especially crucial in museum education. The first online high school was also established in 1994. Many students today embrace distance learning. Many students have no choice but to study online after the Coronavirus epidemic. It is amazing to see how much the times have changed.
It is clear that technology has had a significant impact on classrooms and how they operate. What are the benefits of this technology? Let’s look at some of the benefits.
Let’s now get a better understanding of Education Technology Day and how it celebrates all that is good about technology in the classroom.
Here’s a glimpse into Education Technology Day. It is clear that technology plays an important role in today’s education system. So why not embrace it!