History of EdTech

  • 30,000 BCE

    Cave Drawings

    Cave Drawings
    Painting in cave walls can be traced back in both Asia and Europe. They are thought to be used for communication but the exact reason is not known.
  • Period: 2700 BCE to 2300 BCE

    Sumerian Abacus

    A calculating tool used before the written modal numeral system.
  • 650 BCE

    Written Communication

    Written Communication
    According to the Bible, Moses used
    chiseled stone to convey the ten commandments in a form of writing, probably around the 7th century
    BC. Even though Socrates is reported to have railed against the use of writing, written forms of
    communication make analytic, lengthy chains of reasoning and argument much more accessible,
    reproducible without distortion, and thus more open to analysis and critique than the transient nature
    of speech
  • 510 BCE

    Pythagoras Academy

    Pythagoras Academy
    Pythagoras academy is in its very essence the very first formal education academy in recorded history. The importance of this event is that it laid the foundation for educational system which we know and recognize today. Students were taught in an open classroom setting the very elements if philosophy, science and mathematics.
  • 510 BCE

    Oral Communication in Education

    Oral Communication in Education
    One of the earliest means of formal teaching was oral – though human speech – although over time,
    technology has been increasingly used to facilitate or ‘back-up’ oral communication. In ancient times, stories, folklore, histories and news were transmitted and maintained through oral communication, making accurate memorization a critical skill, and the oral tradition is still the case in many aboriginal cultures.
  • 105

    Paper Made in China

    Paper Made in China
    In this period, the Chinese document was introduced, which was the invention of the teaching of paper support in the classroom, the role of the teacher in the classroom to help in the realization of different activities and spread in many places.
  • 382

    Manuscript Transcription

    Manuscript Transcription
    The manuscripts were what helped in the education because many students could improve their calligraphy and thus have a very readable letter, and this allows to use the decoration.
  • 1450

    Gutenber Printing Press

    Gutenber Printing Press
    A printing press is a mechanical device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink. It marked a dramatic improvement on earlier printing methods The invention of the printing press in Europe in the 15th century was a truly disruptive
    technology, making written knowledge much more freely available.
  • Magic Lantern

    Magic Lantern
    It was the earliest form of slide projector and has a long and fascinating history. The first magic lanterns were illuminated by candles, but as technology evolved they were lit by increasingly powerful means. By the 18th century the lantern was a common form of education in Europe.
  • Period: to

    Public Education

    In this period it was the public education that helped many children and elders to have the great opportunity to study, in 1960 was the use of blackboard, in 1700 it is observed that they already used the chalkboard slates for student use, in 1800 was given the use of books all this was very helpful for teachers and students.
  • Modern Blackboard

    Modern Blackboard
    James Pillans, headmaster and geography teacher at the Old High School in Edinburgh, Scotland, is credited with inventing the first modern blackboard when he hung a large piece of slate on the classroom wall. In America, the first use of a wall-mounted blackboard occurred at West Point in the classroom of instructor George Baron.
  • Computer

    The first computer that resembled the modern machines we see today was invented by Charles Babbage between 1833 and 1871. He developed a device, the analytical engine. Computers are used actively in education to improve the quality and learning outcomes. Teachers can use audio, video and graphics aids through computer to prepare lesson plans. The use of Microsoft Power Point to prepare and deliver electronic presentations to the audiences is a very good aspect of interactive pedagogy.
  • Overhead Projector

    Overhead Projector
    An overhead projector works on the same principle as a slide projector, in which a focusing lens projects light from an illuminated slide onto a projection screen where a real image is formed. They were widely used in education.
  • First Correspondance

    First Correspondance
    Improvements in transport infrastructure in the 19th century, and in particular the creation of a cheap
    and reliable postal system in the 1840s, led to the development of the first formal correspondence
    education, with the University of London offering an external degree program by correspondence from
    1858. This first formal distance degree program still exists today in the form of the University of London
    International Program.
  • Period: to

    Audiovisual Age

    In this period of time was where educational technology was advancing it can be observed that in 1920 teachers used radio to listen to educational programs, in 1930 the film strip projector was used to give the class, and in 1940 when educational technology and Had advanced much more and was using the overhead projector all this was of much benefit to give a better education.
  • Use of Radio in Education

    Use of Radio in Education
    Radio Technology was first developed during the late nineteenth century and came into popular usage during the early twentieth century. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began broadcasting educational radio programs for
    schools in the 1920s. The first adult education radio broadcast from the BBC in 1924 was a talk on
    Insects in Relation to Man, and in the same year, J.C. Stobart, the new Director of Education at the BBC,
    mused about ‘a broadcasting university’ in the journal Radio Times
  • Computer-based Learning

    Computer-based Learning
    In essence the development of programmed learning aims to computerize teaching. B.F. Skinner started experimenting with teaching machines that made use of programmed learning in 1954, based on the theory of behaviourism. Skinner’s teaching machines were one of the first forms of computer-based learning. There has been a recent revival of programmed learning approaches as a result of MOOCs, since machine based testing
    scales much more easily than human-based assessment.
  • Photocopier

    Photocopying is widely used in the business, education, and government sectors.
  • Use of Television in Education

    Use of Television in Education
    Television was first used in education in the 1960s, for schools and for general adult education. The use of television for education quickly spread around the world but the hopes for which quickly faded when the realities of lack of electricity, cost,
    security of publicly available equipment, climate, resistance from local teachers, and local language
    and cultural issues became apparent.
  • Period: to

    Information Age

    In this period of time it is observed that it was where the TV was first seen in 1960, in 1970 the VCR and VHS TAPE were occupied, in 1980 the students had access to the AUDIO TAPE, Arousing more interest for the students.
  • DVD's

    A consumer optical disc data format known as the LaserDisc was developed in the United States. It was widely used by teachers in classrooms.
  • First Handheld Calculator

    First Handheld Calculator
    “Cal Tech” was the codename used for the device during its development, which was released commercially in 1970. The 45-ounce calculator featured a small keyboard with 18 keys and a visual output that displayed up to 12 decimal digits.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft PowerPoint is a slides-based presentation tool. It can be used by teachers and students as a way of creating slideshows. PowerPoint allows users to share the presentations live, in the room, as well as digitally online via a video conference interface. Students can also work through a presentation in their own time, making this a versatile way to communicate.
  • Online Learning Enviroments

    Online Learning Enviroments
    The Web enabled the development of the first learning management systems (LMSs), such as WebCT (which later became Blackboard). LMSs provide an online teaching environment, where content
    can be loaded and organized, as well as providing ‘spaces’ for learning objectives, student activities,
    assignment questions, and discussion forums.
  • Digital Age

    Digital Age
    At this time, the progress of technology is observed through the interaction between people, regardless of where they are, as the teacher and student may have access to a greater communication through the internet and thus be able to transmit different sources of information.
  • Interactive Age

    Interactive Age
    We can observe that at this time and we advance much more educational technology we have different methods to acquire a greater learning as it is: Smart Response LE, Smart Response PE, Laptops, document camera, Smart Response XE, we have different methods of educational technology that Help us to do work if we give them a good use we will obtain better results, and a meaningful education where we develop different competences.