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What is educational technology?

As time goes on, use of technology is increasing day by day. Everyone knows that the Internet and technology have made the world so small that everything is possible with just in single click. And in terms of education, technology and education nowadays are interrelated as we are discovering and implementing new ways of learning with the help of technology. Educational technology helps the students, to learn and understand the material, and it can also be used as a tool for communication and research. From that article, “Benefits of Ed tech in the classroom”, I get to know about the benefits of using educational technology in our classroom as it helps to increase the engagement, collaboration, productivity and creativity among students.

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Educational technology breaks the boredom of the classes, it completely replaced the traditional classrooms, as it helps the students in keeping them engaged, builds the strong base of knowledge and triggers the curiosity of the children. Moreover, it introduced the concept of teaching with the help of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing and various other methods to make education interesting and thoughtful.

During Covid-19, the online class has played an important role in imparting knowledge to the students. As well as all the educational institutions are offering online courses to students which helps them to improve their learning experience. Moreover, I am also attending my online classes from the last year, so I must say technology in education is entirely changed the educational system.

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From that article, “School work and Surveillance”, I found this quote, “Technologies designed to prevent or identify cheating”, very interesting as it talks about the importance of surveillance in education. In addition, this article, “History of Ed tech” talks about the importance of educational technology, and discussed that educational technology helps in oral communication, written communication, broadcasting and video, and many more.

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand because it is the pen and paper of our time”                -David Warlick

Thank you

Lovepreet kaur

EC&I 833- Introduction Post!

Hello everyone!!

I am Lovepreet Kaur, a full-time student of Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Regina. This is my 10th course towards my masters and 2nd course with Katia. If I talk about my native place, I am from Northern part of India, and last year I came to Regina for my master’s. I worked as a Mathematics teacher in my home country and now I am full time student.

Teaching can be challenging, but with the help of technology, it can be more interesting and interactive. I still remember the day, when my teachers used to teach me only with the help of textbooks, black board and chalk, because my school did not have the enough digital resources to teach the students due to the lack of resources funded by the government, and even though I got my own computer in my undergraduates, and laptop during my masters. Therefore, this is the reason that I was not aware much about digital tools, but during covid-19 and in my previous classes with Alec and Katia, I have learned a lot about the importance of digital tools and educational technology, their positive and negative impacts on learning, and I get to know that technology is really playing an important role in our learning. Moreover, a lot of devices are there for teaching and learning such as eBooks, electronic gadgets and white boards.

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Advent of innovative technology and internet has improved the learning style of students. Earlier traditional methods are used by the teachers within the class to educate the children but now transformations can be seen in the classes, teachers are using advance teaching techniques through technology while delivering the lectures. Even though, phones and tablets have become a very popular tool for students inside and outside of the classroom due to the wide adoption of these devices. Moreover, I am also using various sites to do my assignments such as Flipgrid, Canva and zoom for attending my classes.

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I’d want to conclude by saying that modern technology is an indestructible aspect of the twenty-first century as it makes life easier for teachers and students so they can put up less effort and learn more.

Looking forward to learning from you all!!

Thank you

Lovepreet Kaur