Educational technology is the use of various technological resources to facilitate learning. Technological tools help in transferring, exchanging and communicating knowledge.
Educational technology investigates the analyzing process, development, designing, implementation, and evaluation of various technological learning materials that aid learning and development.
It solves all educational problems and concerns using technological resources. Various technological resources that help in teaching are projectors, LCDs, VCRs, blackboards, slide projectors, overhead projectors, televisions, opaque projectors, mobile applications, camcorders, computer, laptops, scanners, cameras, satellite, internet, audio-video conferencing, interactive television, artificial intelligence, digital cameras and many more.
Educators at college, school, universities, and other educational universities need to understand the resources and materials available to them, how can they use them, what is the need, when can they be used, how to implement the resources into their learning environment, so that they can improve the quality of their teaching. Educators also need to be updated and informed about the new technological resources available to them. Proper training and education about the same should be provided to them.
EdTech are technology companies that conduct research and development and create innovative ideas and designs (educational technology) to aid teaching and learning.
It is also believed that learning through technology helps develop higher-order thinking skills, life-long learning, and independent study and skills development.