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Title: The emergence of educational technology
Authors: Koh, E. 
Lim, J. 
Keywords: Culture
Educational technology
History of education
Online education
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Koh, E.,Lim, J. (2008). The emergence of educational technology. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 269 : 99-112. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper traces the emergence of Information Technology (IT) for educational purposes. It begins with a discourse on the relationship between culture and educational technology. A key premise is that culture is an important influence in education. Similarly, the evolution of educational technology is very much intertwined with culture. This paper traces educational development from the traditional times to modern times. Educational technology was initially viewed as technology in education, a sole focus on IT tools. Subsequently, a holistic perspective of the educational system was adopted, termed the technology of education. In this larger view, educational technology is informed by research from learning theories and other educational research. The paper elaborates on these theoretical underpinnings with some examples of educational technology before concluding with implications for practitioners and researchers. © 2008 International Federation for Information Processing.
Source Title: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISBN: 9780387096568
ISSN: 15715736
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-09657-5_6
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