Technology has always been an important part of education. The tools teachers use have changed over the decades. Here's a brief overview of our classroom experience through the use of technology. Overview
In 1728, an ad in the Boston Gazette sought students who could learn a new method of short hand through mailed lessons. Since then, distance education has also been delivered via radio and television and now, the internet.
Here's a look at the way education changes the classroom.
The digital divide is a concern when it comes to educational technology. In a survey by the Pew Research Institute, 92% of advanced placement and National Writing Project teachers report the internet has a big impact on their classrooms and and 73% say they or their students use cell phones in class to get information or work on assignments. But at the same time, teachers of low income students report much lower levels of access to digital technologies both in the classroom and at home. This is one of the concerns about educational technology.
The next video explores how teachers and students are dealing with other challenges, including concerns about effectiveness.