The History of Educational Technology

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In History
  • 40,500 BCE

    Oral communication

    Oral communication
    One of oldest communication ways is oral, or verbal.
    Stories, legends, histories, and folklore were passed down via oral communication in ancient times.
  • 400

    Written documents

    Written documents
    Written documents are existed in ancient Greece by the fifth century.
  • 1100

    Slate boards

    Slate boards
    Slate boards were in use in India in the 12th century CE.
  • 1200

    Scrolled manuscripts

    Scrolled manuscripts
    They were handwritten by monks around 1200 CE.
  • 1400

    The invention of the printing press

    The invention of the printing press
    Printing press was invented in Europe in 15th century.
    With the invention of the printing press,
    -duplication became.
    -texts became more avaliable.
    -increased curious to read.
    -books were demanded.
    -it was the starting point of public and formal education.
  • Blackboards/Chalkboards

    Blackboards/Chalkboards became used in schools around the turn of the 18th century.
  • Formal correspondence education

    Formal correspondence education
    Development in transport infrastructure (railroads) led to Formal correspondence education in the 19th century.
    -The open university was opened in London.
  • Educational radio programs

    Educational radio programs
    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began broadcasting educational radio programs for schools in the 1920s.
  • Filmstrip projector

    Filmstrip projector
    Filmstrip projector was commenly used for scholls in 1940s to 1980s.
  • Television

    Tv was first used in education in the 1960s, for schools and for general adult education. There were tv shows for children, audio-media, picture, etc.
    It was quickly spread around the world in the 1970s.
  • Satellite broadcasting

    Satellite broadcasting
    Satellite broadcasting started to become avaliable in 1980s.
    -Spaces, rockets, live broadcasting.
    -to see the other cultures, natives from different countries.
  • Audio and video receivers

    Audio and video receivers
    Audio and video receivers were introduced when the time passed.
  • Digital compression and high-speed internet access

    Digital compression and high-speed internet access
    -A breakthrough became because we teachers were not prepared for the education, and we did not give task, therefore effective education was not possible even if you had new technologies.
    In the 1990s, the cost of creating and distributing video dropped dramatically due to digital compression and high-speed internet access.
  • Painting and cave walls

    Painting and cave walls
    40000 thousand years ago, painting and cave walls can be traced back to both Asia and Europe. The purpose of paintings and cave walss is unknown.