Roles and functions of educational technology in 21st
2. Instruction should be student-
Education is no longer about listening to the teacher
talk and absorbing the information.
They will not need to connect the new information
with the knowledge they already have and apply it to
solving the problem at hand.
They will not be able to call upon a teacher for
answers, so will need to have learned how to learn on
3. Education should be
Students must learn how to collaborate with others.
Students should be encouraged to work together to
discover information, piece it together, and construct
Students should learn how to recognize the different
strengths and talents each person can bring to a
project, and change roles depending on those
4. Learning should
Student-centered does not mean that the teacher gives
up all control of the classroom.
Teacher can make a point of helping students to
understand how the skills they are building can be
applied in their lives.
Lessons have little purpose if they do not have any
impact in a students life outside of the school.
5. The Role of Technology in
21st Century Learning
Technology allows for 24/7 access to information
Constant social interaction, and
Easily created and shared digital content
7. Improvement of
It tries to find out the different variables of teaching,
their interlinks, effects upon each other, relationships,
theories of teaching, phases of teaching principles of
teaching etc. by developing the theories of teaching.
8. Analysis of Teaching-
It tries to find out the different variables of teaching
their interlinks effects upon each other, relationship
etc. It is also concerned with various phases of
9. Improvement of
It facilitates more and more of learning in less time. It
takes the help of various empirically established
generalizations from psychology, sociology, physical
sciences, engineering etc.
10. Enhancing Goals of
Being reviewed and revised with the passage time.
Helps in finding out the right objectives.
Helps in enhancing the right objectives in the light of
the changed circumstances and changed environment
11. Training to Teachers
Right type of training to the teachers is the need of the
Educational Technology can render its valuable help in
the training of training of the teacher also.
A strategy plays an important role in the hands of a
teacher in every teaching-learning situation
The strategy has to be the right one, which should be
according to the materials and is able to bring about
effective teaching learning.
16. Identification of Needs of the
Educational Technology identifies the needs of the
community. It helps in providing equal educational
opportunities to backward people, disadvantaged
students and deprived sections of the society.