The 22 Milestones Of Education Technology

From the start of the first school in 1635 A.D. to the iPad, the history of education technology is relatively brief. Just look how far we’ve come over the past few hundred years. From a tablet-sized chalkboard in every school house to a, um, tablet in every classroom.

Wait, maybe we haven’t come that far.

In any case, this infographic is not overly detailed but it is interesting. It details the couple dozen milestones of education technology over the past few hundred years. Definitely worth checking out!

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  1. Salah

    April 6, 2013 at 3:29 am

    I really like using hi tech in teaching but maybe 2 or 3 schools in Sudan use it
    I hope to participate in a workshop concerning the topic before hand.

  2. Bernard Bull

    April 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

    This is a fun infographic, pointing out some interesting facts. With that said, I think that there is need to review some of the items for accuracy. For example, real-time elements were used in online programs well before 2009. I know that many started using Macromedia Breeze in online programs back in 2006, and a number of programs adopted Breeze soon after it came out in 2003. Earlier, many program were hosting smaller live sessions using a variety of free web conferencing tools. I remember participating in live professional development using a technology called HearMe back in the 1990s. In addition, the use of real-time chat for online programs goes back before 2000. There were fewer fully online college degree programs in the US before 2006 because that is the year the law switched and students could get federal financial aid for taking a fully online degree program. My guess is that we can find some programs using real-time before 2006, but there were definitely many using it in 2006. A number of us were using real-time tools for online high school courses by 1998. Again, it is a good and interesting chart, but this is one example where I a bit more fact checking/research is needed.

  3. Angeleta Washington

    April 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Everyone’s a critic. I think the info-graphic is a playful way someone to learn something they new today, I know I sure did!