Technology has created a myriad of ways of communicating easily and efficiently. Although we often dismissively chuckle at the luddite colleague who refuses to learn how to text message or the technophobe who thinks email is about advanced as it can get, we need to question whether those teachers are fully preparing students for a world that has rapidly and will continue to rapidly evolve in technologically driven ways.
Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then. The first chapter begins with the one-sentence definition of educational technology developed by the committee and approved by the AECT board of directors, and proceeds with a rationale for each of the major terms in the definition. It’s not as technical as a master’s in engineering nor as general as an MBA—it’s the intersection of technology and management. As this nascent technology is ripe with ongoing innovations, it is best to keep an open mind and expect new related-technologies to continue to emerge. Ergo, it stands to reason that computers should be considered as a prime form of communications technology.
Several official definitions of science and technology park have been adopted by different organizations. It is nearly impossible for one to conduct business without the aid of technology in one form or another. Also, equity in all schools is something that states and counties must work on. I did not realize that some schools in Georgia were still struggling with their technology and technology support.
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.
Until recently, it was believed that the development of technology was restricted only to human beings, but 21st century scientific studies indicate that other primates and certain dolphin communities have developed simple tools and passed their knowledge to other generations.