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Reflections on Educational Technology

, Drexel University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


An exciting trend of the 21st century is that possible combinations and interactions of the various technologies will be of major importance. The main driving force of social change will be IT which seems to be on the verge of acceleration due to rapidly changing economic and social structures at a global level (Schumpeter, 1954). The snowballing effect can easily be imagined. Telecommunication and ancillary technologies will converge in powerful ways—through computers, robotics, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence to produce “smart” products that will penetrate every aspect of society. By providing a glimpse of this amazing evolution, we present a better understanding of technology’s role in society today and in the future, and how educational technology draws from these radically innovative developments. Considering the proliferation of educational technology today, this paper proposes the need to select, synergize, and integrate them wisely to yield maximum benefits.


Sohmen, V. (2015). Reflections on Educational Technology. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1630-1634). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 18, 2018 from .


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