Authors: Shareef M. Shareef, Vinnaras Nithyanantham

Fundamentals of Educational Technology

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ISBN: 978-981-5039-84-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5039-83-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150398321220101


Educational technology refers to the preparation and use of electronic resources, computer applications, and audio-visual aids which are used in the teaching and learning process. For administrators, the term also includes the planning, organization validation, evaluation, and implementation of all kinds of educational programs. Educational technology is now important for the selection of appropriate teaching media as well as the development, and application of curricula.

Fundamentals of Educational Technology work explains the basic facts about educational technology to inform teachers and students. The book includes 6 chapters which cover the subject in a simple manner suitable for learners in education programs.

Key features:

- 6 organized chapters on the basics of educational technology and media

- Simple reader-friendly organization of contents with relevant diagrams

- Gives a historical perspective of the field

- Gives an overview of digital and electronic tools for educators

- Includes information about relevant teaching methods

- Gives an overview of the role of electronic and digital media in education

- Includes a section on the ethical use of educational technology

Fundamentals of Educational Technology serves as a basic guide for educational instructors and administrators on educational technology and its role in teaching and designing educational programs at all levels.


Over the years, due to the pandemic situation, the teaching/learning process in all educational institutions has undergone tremendous revolutions. Technology in education, referred to as educational technology has been defined in different ways, by different authors. But it means just the preparation and use of electronic, e-apps, and audio-visual aids which are used in the teaching and learning process. To others, it includes the planning, organization validation, evaluation, and implementation of all kinds of educational programmers. Yet to others, it means the selection of appropriate media, the development, and application of curricula, etc.

Apart from the traditional chalkboard approach, teachers have always tried to develop others, and perhaps easier means of transmitting vital information to learners, from time immemorial. Right from the medieval days, diagrams made on walls and floors, sticks, pebbles, objects, models, graphs, charts, displays, etc., have continued to play prominent roles in the efforts of the teacher to improve the teaching/learning process.

Technology is the result of man’s efforts to do things more efficiently. Technology in education, therefore, involves all the efforts made by individuals who function or wish to function very effectively in the profession of teaching to develop ideas, materials, equipment, and other resources necessary to enhance efficiency in education and training. Modern technology has provided equipment that combines audio and visual effects, and research has proved that these equipment are better suited to teaching and learning than anything else. This is factual because learners understand more about subject matters when they see and hear about them simultaneously.

Across the world, computers are now taking over many operations usually performed by human beings. The role of computers in education and training cannot, therefore, be over-emphasized. Instructional computers of all shapes and sizes are now permanent features in many educational institutions in many parts of the world.

This work illustrates some of the facts necessary to keep teachers and students abreast of what educational technology and modern e-apps are, and some of the various materials, which are used to enhance efficiency in the teaching/learning process. Relevant diagrams are made available where necessary for simplicity and clarity in the understanding of the details.

The book has six chapters, and each is devoted exclusively to a facet of Educational Technology. Chapter 1 deals with the historical background and definition of Educational Technology highlighting the contributions made by several experts. Chapter 2 deals with Blended learning. Chapter 3 deals with Teaching and learning with Digital Tools and software.

Which one gives more information about modern technology in the teaching-learning process? Chapter 4 deals with technology and media in education. Chapter 5 deals with the teaching machines and aids and the last Chapter deals with Legal and ethical issues in Educational Technology and the bits of information in it are presented in small segments (frames) to enhance better understanding.

Robinson Paulmony
Lecturer in English
Department of Accounting and Finance
Lebanese French University, Erbil
Kurdistan Region of Iraq