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The term education technology refers to the use and implementation of various tools and technologies in educational contexts. For example, technologies for education may be used for an individual’s informal learning, teaching and learning in formal institutions such as K-12 schools and universities, or the administrative purposes of schools. In recent years, the United States has seen rising access to personal and mobile computing in the general population. Some form of Internet access is nearly ubiquitous across the country as individuals can connect via home, schools, libraries, and mobile services. In this context, education technology frequently refers to the implementation of computing, Internet, and other digital technologies, and this entry focuses on these forms of technology. Digital technology has fundamentally altered social interaction, commerce, entertainment, ...

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