Advancements in technology, valiant journeys, and important people of the Age of Exploration created an impressive step toward the modern era. Although still use the term audio-visual communication, the above definition has produced a basic framework for the subsequent development of Learning Technology and to encourage an increase in learning. With technology and therefore also an engineering discipline, a design science or an craft (whatever you prefer).
Even though there are certain repercussions and a negative impact of technology as well, nobody can say that technology has not aided society on a whole. ASHA will be asking the Department of Education for clarification in the IDEA regulations on what is and is not school responsibility with regard to assistive technology devices that serve both educational and medical functions. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the most obvious benefits of technology that we live with today. The world is a better place thanks to technology, and the future looks much brighter, thanks to these advancements.
If educational technology is concerned with thinking carefully about teaching and learning, then a computer has a contribution to make irrespective of its use as a means of implementation, for the design of computer-based learning environments gives us a new perspective on the nature of teaching and learning and indeed on general educational objectives.
ASHA members are encouraged to ensure that assistive technology device needs are included in the IEP process, advocate the use of assistive technologies to other education professionals, and provide support and training to related professionals who are involved with service provision and education to students using assistive devices.
In one respect, the term has come to mean something narrower – the above definition would admit art or politics as means of gain, yet though those activities are permeated by technology now, most of us would not consider them to be examples or subsets of technology.