Consider this: Until the early 1990s, most cell phones were too big for pockets. 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.
In physics , the discovery of nuclear fission has led to both nuclear weapons and nuclear power Computers were also invented and later miniaturized utilizing transistors and integrated circuits Information technology subsequently led to the creation of the Internet , which ushered in the current Information Age Humans have also been able to explore space with satellites (later used for telecommunication ) and in manned missions going all the way to the moon.
Rather, what determines if a technology de-humanizes or de-personalizes or objectifies nursing care is not technology in and of itself, but principally how technologies operate in the context of people; which are the significances that are attributed to it; how an individual or a cultural group defines what is human; and what the potential is for the technique to emphasize rational order or efficiency.
It can be seen from the individual summaries of the four nations outline definitions of Technology Demonstration/Demonstrators – unfortunately no data on a comparable initiative has been received from New Zealand – that there are both common objectives but also certain differences between the nations.
The Journal of Interactive Learning Research published by the association for the Advancement of Computing in Education included on March 2006 the following enumeration of interactive learning environments that gives an idea on the technical scope of the field.