Educational Technology

Seriously, what the heck is etec?

ETEC or Educational Technology is, quite simply, the study and practice of using technology in the educational process. That sounds pretty simple, but there's a lot there. It's not just using a computer or tablet to learn. It encompasses learning theory, computer-based learning, online learning, mobile learning, and so much more.

Educational technology can be anything from:

  • Synchronous or asynchronous online class at a university
  • YouTube video tutorial on how to bake a cake
  • iPad app that teaches elementary students about recycling
  • So much more!

To learn more about Educational Technology and how it developed over time, click on the picture to the left from

For a great primer on Educational Technology, check out the video below.

For more videos on Educational Technology and Instructional Design, check out the Videos page.