The importance of education technology

    Definition of educational technology

    Education is defined as the process by which knowledge and skills are transferred to the recipient by various means. Education is the fruit of development in civilizations, where knowledge cannot be developed or applied without its transmission, [1] otherwise it will be lost with the end of civilization or earlier. For this reason, the need has emerged for the continuous development of this important process in various ways and methods, by taking advantage of recent developments and inventions that can enhance the quality of this process, and hence the term "education technology" emerged.

    Inclusive education technology includes the methods, tools, materials, devices, and organizations used in a specific educational system for the purpose of achieving specific educational goals. It is clear from this that education technology does not mean merely the use of modern machines and devices, but rather it means the introduction of a system style, which is to follow a method, method and method of work that goes in organized steps, and uses all the capabilities offered by technology according to theories of teaching and learning. This method confirms the integrated view of the role of educational aids and their interconnection with other components of these systems. [2]

    The importance of education technology

    Saw the field of education a great boom in the current century; have developed mechanisms of education very quickly taking advantage of the evolution of technology, thereby increasing education productivity and become more enjoyable, and increased interaction of the student, and he had the ability to become more creative, [3] Vosahpt Education Government of both types and private institutions tend to find And provide effective means to help the student to learn more softly. Modern teaching methods include computers, educational CDs, the Internet as an informational sea and great educational medium, and audiovisual media.

    The impact of technology on education

    If the importance of technology in the field of education is addressed, it will be found that this importance increases year after year due to the speed of change and development in various fields. The importance of technology in the field of education lies in the following:
    • Technology acts as the guide that guides the teacher of the scientific subject to the teacher, and it changes the old way of explaining and the traditional methods of teaching. [4]
    • A modern educational method, such as computers and many other technology , with its various programs and functions in the field of education stimulates the discovery of new talents and the development of mental capabilities in various academic subjects. For example, the Internet has succeeded in opening a new window that helps students participate in academic activities and exchange information .
    • Technology provides an abundant source of information that the teacher and the student need alike. The Internet has become a vast sea containing abundant information such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps and other information sources that are difficult to obtain by traditional methods of research, while the teacher or teacher takes days. In its search for information on a particular subject, the Internet takes a time that takes no more than hours (or preferably minutes) to obtain that information easily without stress. [5]
    • The interference of technology in the treatment of scientific materials that students receive has become an imperative, as well as training them to professionally use it and try to make it a means for the student after graduating from school as a guide for him and a specific, as the public or private labor market has become a foregone conclusion to practice their work with very sophisticated technological means. And the disappearance of traditional methods, which will offer the student, after entering the labor market, a bright experience and future.
    Technology, with all its developed means, can radically change the teacher’s educational level and how to develop his personal abilities in the explanation and urge him to give a greater and easier opportunity in understanding and receiving the study of the scientific subject, and this in turn will be reflected in the development of the intellectual and intellectual capabilities of the student, in addition to enjoying the student’s subjects, in addition to enjoying the student’s learning materials, in addition to enjoying the student’s materials

    Applications in educational technology

    Education technology has evolved in the past few years, [6] until it came to opening schools without books or even papers, and schools and universities began competing to reduce the use of paper and pens as much as possible.

    Distance learning

    Today students can learn from their home without having to go to the classroom, but they receive their lessons via the computer connected to the Internet, so the teacher starts the session by broadcasting it with audio and video to his students, and students can interact with their teacher in the same way. [7] Also, the student can solve his homework and deliver it via the Internet, and the process of repair is done automatically without the teacher having to manually repair it, and this facilitates the process of solving homework and makes it more enjoyable.

    Dispense with books

    There are many schools and universities that have replaced the traditional books with laptop computers and tablet computers in the teaching process, and this allows the replacement of many books with one tablet (or laptop) computer, which reduces the student burden of carrying books on his back. [8]

    Comparison with regular education

    Regular education remains the most prevalent given that technical learning is economically costly. The differences between them are summarized in the table below: [9]
    The face of comparison Technical learning Traditional learning
    Spreading Less More
    the cost More Less
    Productivity More Less
    Student requirements The student needs to keep abreast of technological developments in the field of education No requirements
    The teacher's role Less Larger

    The downsides of educational technology

    The downsides of education technology are as follows: [10]
    • Difficulty in learning modern technologies that students need to keep up with.
    • Economically expensive.
    • Reduces student socialization.
    • Reduces the interaction between the student, his colleagues, and teacher.
    • Unavailability of school activities such as art and sport classes .