Technology IntegrationTechnology integration is defined as the use of technology to enhance and support the educational environment. I believe educational technology embodies all of these things and applaud how the AECT definition committee fittingly describe educational technology metaphorically as a sphere of activity” in which people interact with other people, data and things in pursuit of improved learning (AECT Definition and Terminology Committee document #MM4.0, 2004, p.14).
A modern example is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and as a result has helped spawn new subcultures; the rise of cyberculture has at its basis the development of the Internet and the computer 15 Not all technology enhances culture in a creative way; technology can also help facilitate political oppression and war via tools such as guns.
It is also evident the newest 2004 definition clearly aligns with the AECT mission: to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings” (AECT Definition and Terminology Committee document #MM4.0, 2004, p.18).
In line with the development and advancement of science and technology so rapidly, especially in education, psychology and communication it is not impossible in the future of learning technologies will increasingly continue to grow and strengthen themselves as a discipline and profession that can further benefit the achievement of effectiveness and learning efficiency.
I prefer this definition because it says technology is a tool that helps teaching and learning, it is supposed to facilitate both issues. It shows that the population had a need and a want, so they rose to the challenge of improving and making the world easier to live in. In my opinion, this constitutes more as technology than anything else, so this definition, while vague, does cover a main meaning of technology. If you find this String definition to be helpful, you can reference it using the citation links above.