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.


In the 21st century, technology became as mandatory in our daily life. It can also offer new educational opportunities for everyone. Technology provides vast opportunities to transform global education at all age levels. It continues to grow at a speedy step and access to technologies such as smartphones and internet development. In schools and universities around the world, technological platforms are being used as a part of the teaching and learning process.

In addition, due to the pandemic situation, the Corona virus (Covid-19) has changed nearly every aspect of our life, in the way we work, socialize and educate our children. This pandemic makes the use of technology in our life as an essential aspect of our daily duties. With the integration of technology into the existing curricula, as opposed to using it merely as crisis-management tools, teachers can harness online learning as a powerful educational tool.

Therefore, this book aims to shed light on the impact of technology in education in general and in higher education in particular. It covers an intense range of areas in the technological tools, software, and platforms that are being currently used in universities in the world. Also, it offers fundamental knowledge of education and Technology for their cognitive level of learning and experimenting in their real life. Moreover, this book is a source for the higher education students who all are learning the teaching methodology and practices, because of the information about the new trends and available e-technological tools and software.

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Shareef M. Shareef
Department of Software and Informatics Engineering
College of Engineering Salahaddin University Erbil
Kurdistan Region of Iraq


Vinnaras Nithyanantham
Department of General Education
College of Education and Languages
Lebanese French University Erbil
Kurdistan Region of Iraq