Edtech 504 Discussion 4 Updated Definition of EDTECH

At the beginning of this course I defined educational technology as “the field that specializes in improving learners’ ability assisted by an expert. It utilizes devices and instruction to expand understanding, replicate, problem-solve, and create.” 

After a semester of learning I would define educational technology as – a systematic application of theories and principles in how people learn and using tools and techniques (or develop new ones) to facilitate this process. 

In reevaluating the meaning of educational technology my understanding of the term changed over the semester. The main difference being the impact that learning theories have on both education and technology. The learning theories, as a result of generations of research by a countless number of professionals, explain how people learn. And the application of this knowledge has a direct effect on the tools and techniques that we use to develop instructions to facilitate learning.


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