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Effective Use of Educational Technology in the Classroom

Geeta Sahni

Educational technology (henceforth, referred to as ET), with its immense learning potential, can enrich teaching broadly at three levels as:

  1. Aids to regular classroom teaching practice (to aid imagination, motivate and create interest).
  2. Individualized tools for learners needing more attention and practice (e.g., programmed instruction).
  3. Reference and resource for extension of knowledge (through related project work, writing mails, downloading information and so on).

Information, today, is available everywhere in bits and bytes. Learners are not consumers of facts, but knowledge. Peck and Dorricot’s (1994) summary of the top reasons for technology use in education represents ...

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