Writing for EzineArticles brings me face-to-face with the realisation of how much technology has advanced in my own lifetime – and that’s just so far! Internet is helping students to enhance their knowledge and gain some extra information too. With the invent of paper they have given their first step towards developments of educational technology by further culturing different handmade products of paper as means of visual aids.
Since 1974, computers are interestingly used in education in schools, colleges and universities. That’s where you’ll find technology management – at the place where business and technology intersect. However, this technology also creates a dependence with people who use it. Almost every college student is guilty of spending several hours procrastinating by watching TV or by browsing Facebook.
For example, since some people are visual learners, projection screens linked to computers can allow students to see their notes instead of simply listening to a teacher deliver a lecture. The third stage of educational technology is linked with the development of mass media which in turn led to ‘communication revolution’ for instructional purposes.
While the amount of time spent online is a misuse of technology in itself, it’s what people are doing while online that can be seen as a problem. Theories of technology often attempt to predict the future of technology based on the high technology and science of the time.
Eleonor Del Rosario, CID-LRMDS project development officer and Microsoft Ambassador, Ma’am Ma. Corazon Loja, CID Education Supervisor/Math and Microsoft Ambassador; some PSDSes and select curriculum writers/teachers both from elementary and high school -had their seminar/workshop in Klir Water Park, Guiguinto, Bulacan last April 19-22.