Educational technology supports both teaching and learning by enhancing classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and educational software. Digital experiences and learning materials support student learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and builds 21st century skills. Staying current with technology increases student engagement and motivation while accelerating learning. Technology also has the power to transform teaching by linking instructors to their students by leading them to specific content and resources that help them manage personal instruction, communication and time management.
“Online learning opportunities and the use of open educational resources and other technologies can increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning; reducing costs associated with instructional materials or program delivery; and better utilizing teacher time.” U.S. Department of Education