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