Evaluation of Educational Technology Competencies

It is accepted that current technologies have the potential to enhance learning, but the amount of learning gains depends to a great extent on how these technologies are approached, adapted, and used to attain educational goals. In order to achieve positive outcomes, all parties involved, especially learners and instructors, are expected to have a certain level of educational technology competency. Although there are various definitions of educational technology competency, it can be defined as having broad knowledge about current educational technologies, skill in using technologies for educational purposes, and positive attitudes toward their relevancy and potential impact. This entry discusses efforts to define educational technology and educational technology competency, methods of evaluation of educational technology competencies, and the future of educational technology competencies.

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