Richey defined educational technology as “the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources”.[5] The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) denoted instructional technology as “the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning”.[6][7][8] As such, educational technology refers to all valid and reliable applied education sciences, such as equipment, as well as processes and procedures that are derived from scientific research, and in a given context may refer to theoretical, algorithmic or heuristic processes: it does not necessarily imply physical technology. Educational technology is the process of integrating technology into education in a positive manner that promotes a more diverse learning environment and a way for students to learn how to use technology as well as their common assignments

Learn how technology has changed education and how educators can leverage new educational tools to personalize learning, encourage collaboration, and prepare students for the future.

This timeline outlines the history of educational technology.

A quick look at how advancements in technology have impacted teaching and learning over time

The History of Educational Technology

A 1969 article in The Atlantic is a reminder of how Sesame Street started a revolution—and how it failed to change America’s educational status quo.

Education in the ANCIENT WORLD.

Here’s a brief look at the evolution of classroom technology


‘Interesting’ links on teaching:

 Women with Children Banned from Teaching

Check out this headline from the November 18th, 1906 issue of the Hammond Lake County Times:  “Miss M’Graw Pays Penalty: Teacher Who Is Too Attractive Dropped by Board of Education.

You don’t have to be a teacher to laugh at these true tales — but haha quotient may make you wish you did.