Innovative Applications of Educational Technology Tools in Teaching and Learning
About the Book
In this digital age, technology has become a very vital factor of development in all disciplines. Every day new software, devices and other technologies are being developed to improve lives in one way or another. Technology’ in its broadest terms could include the collection of tools, machinery, devices, modifications, arrangements and procedures used by humans. However, in the context of Educational Technology as presented in this book, it is understood as technologies that have arrived with the ‘Information Revolution’ i.e. those associated with computers and Information Communication Technology. Examples of such technologies are electronics devices, computer, video, collaborative writing tools, social networking and the Internet. Innovative applications of technology in the classroom mean more than teaching basic computer skills and software programs in the class. It must happen across the disciplines and curriculum in ways that teaching and learning processes can be enhanced. It must also support active engagement, group participation, local and global collaboration, and interaction. This book presents innovative applications of educational technology tools in teaching and learning across various disciplines.
About the Author
Adeoye, Blessing F., Ph.D is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos. Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in May 1990, at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; Master of Science (Technology Education) in June 1995 at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois and Doctor of Philosophy, Education/Educational Technology at the University of Illinois in 2004. His areas of specialization and interests include: Integration of technology in the classroom, relationship between culture and technology, and use of research to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools. Dr. Adeoye’s previous employer was the US. Army Corps of Engineer in the United States of America. He is an active member of numerous national and International organizations and has published extensively in both local and international journals.