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What is Educational Technology?

E-learning, Educational Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Computer Aided Learning, Computer Aided Assessment, Computer Mediated Communication - these terms and others are bandied about in recent years but what do they mean and why should you invest any time in getting to know more about them?

'Technology' in its broadest terms could include overhead projectors and even pen and paper but, in the context of Learning Technology, it is generally understood that we are talking about technologies that have arrived with the 'Information Revolution' i.e. those associated with computers.

For those of us who have been around for a bit, this seems to be the promise that is never fulfilled. There has been talk about how computers and other technologies would revolutionise the nature of learning for several decades now. We can all point to isolated examples of success but probably also point to numerous examples of wasted effort. So what has changed?

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