Brief History of Educational Technology

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In History
  • -399 BCE

    The Socrates

    The Socrates
    Socrates and his students Plato and Zenophon guide the learner to their inborn knowledge, through use of questioning.
  • Affordable Education

    Affordable Education
    Free public school model was that social status often indicated whether individuals had access to education. The Lancasterian Monitorial method is implemented as an affordable option for education.
  • Quincy Method

    Quincy Method
    Although the teacher was still considered the sole source of knowledge, a variation of object-teaching was employed in Quincy, Massachusetts where students learned through sensory active process, by using everyday objects to learn about abstract science principles.
  • Visual Instruction

    Visual Instruction
    The motion picture projector is an instructional media device used in schools to incorporate films, slides, and photographs for use in instruction. Institutions that trained teachers on how to use visual instruction were formed as school districts adopted motion pictures and slides into their classrooms.
  • Instructional Tv & Programmed Instruction

    Instructional Tv & Programmed Instruction
    Joint efforts and funding from Ford Foundation sparked an increase in using television to deliver instruction. Unfortunately, the educational channels used didactic, teacher-centered broadcasting of teachers lecturing.
  • Personal Computer

    Personal Computer
    IBM releases the first personal computer. As computers become more affordable,computers impact educational technology because the devices become integrated into various learning environments due to their educational software features and access to the Internet.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web and the Mosaic Web browser, which lead to the graphic and text-rich world of the Internet. Initially, contribution to the Web was limited to individuals who could use HTML code. The creation of the Internet foreshadowed the drastic changes in education.
  • The First Wiki Site

    The First Wiki Site
    Looking for an easy way to collaboratively publish a website, the first wiki was created in 1995. Since then, wiki websites have impacted educational technology because the internet can be integrated into learning for more than consumption of information.
  • Learning Management Systems

    Learning Management Systems
    LMS for example the merging of WebCT and BlackBoard Inc. in 2005, provide an enterprise platform used by school districts and higher education to deliver blended and fullt online courses.LMS platforms provide interactive software and online tools, such as discussion boards and dropboxes, to support instructional methods.
  • Edmodo: Safe Social Networking in

    Edmodo: Safe Social Networking in
    As social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook infiltrate society's daily life, Nic Borg and Jeff O'Hara develop a safe, secure social networking platform for schools. Edmodo is an example of how teachers in traditional classrooms can integrate anytime, anywhere learning to promote collaboration in a secure environment that mimics Facebook.
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