History of Educational Technology
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History of Educational Technology
A salutary collection of predictions of how technology will influence and change education in the future....
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The history of school technology: Part 1 - Innovate My School

The history of school technology: Part 1 - Innovate My School | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Innovate My School motivates teachers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, stay informed.
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An old spirit duplicator, commonly called a Banda or Bander machine in the UK or a Ditto machine in the use....

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Innovation in Education Infographic

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The Innovation of Education Infographic covers educational technology developments over the past hundred years.


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A evolução na sala de aula

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15 Technologies That Were Supposed To Change Education Forever

15 Technologies That Were Supposed To Change Education Forever | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Every generation has its shiny new technology that’s supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books. In the 1930s it was ...
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Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Homework in the Future (1981)

Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Homework in the Future (1981) | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Forget jetpacks , Martian colonies and floating cities . We may have found the most astonishing c...
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Virtual chemistry labs for homework envisaged in 1981

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▶ B.F Skinner. Teaching machine and programmed learning - YouTube

From B.F. Skinner experimental study of learning devices which arrange optimal conditions for self-instruction: the Teaching Machines

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A short video showing BF Skinner's introduction to teaching machines and programmed learning which provide immediate feedback to the learner, but note "it is the author of the program, not the machine, who teaches" (5m25s).

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Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Telephones of Tomorrow (1962)

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Brian Horrigan , co-author of the retrofuturism bible Yesterday's Tomorrows , pointed me to th...
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Bell Telephone Laboratories vision for the future of telephones in an advertisement in November 1962 in Boys' Life includes  education for the bed-bound "with the help of a picturephone"

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Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog

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A version of Skype predicted by Seagram's Whiskey in 1943...

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Popular Science

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Professor Michael Pupil predicts radio universities in Popular Science in February 1923...

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Radio universities as the MOOCs of the 1920s?

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Before Online Education, These 15 TVs Were The Classroom Of Tomorrow

Before Online Education, These 15 TVs Were The Classroom Of Tomorrow | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
On a muggy spring day in Manhattan during the throes of the Great Depression, about 200 New York University students shuffled into a room on the 62nd ...
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Vision of Learning: A History of Classroom Projectors

Vision of Learning: A History of Classroom Projectors | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The projector has been the centerpiece of interactive classrooms since the 1800s.
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The Overhead Projector: how it bowled its way into the classroom | ETEC540: Text Techologies

The Overhead Projector: how it bowled its way into the classroom | ETEC540: Text Techologies | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Learning in 1999 A.D. (1967)

Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Learning in 1999 A.D. (1967) | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Today, we have more from the 1967 film 1999 A.D. This clip shows the way children of the future w...
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Solitary learning at home predicted in 1967 for children in 1999.

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Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - The Answer Machine (1964)

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Violet Gaze sent in these great images from the 1964/1971 book Childcraft Vol. 6 How Things Chan...
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Google imagined as the answer machine in 1964 by Childcraft Vol 6...

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Postcards #1

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In 1899 Jean Marc Côté, a French illustrator, produced what since have become the most widely divulged futuristic postcards meant to communicate to his contemporaries the bliss and facility of futu...
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A combination of the churning of Gradgrind's facts with Skinner's teaching machines to create an all too contemporary feel to this technologised vision of future education...

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Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - The Push-Button School of Tomorrow (1958)

Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - The Push-Button School of Tomorrow (1958) | History of Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The May 5, 1958 edition of Arthur Radebaugh 's Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think , showed off ...
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Influenced perhaps by Skinner's teaching machines, the push button computerised version of future schools...

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This Radio-Book Was The Future of Education

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New technologies often go through a honeymoon phase where educators hold them up as the futuristic savior of learning.
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Another vision of how radio would revolutionise education...

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Books Will Soon be Obsolete in the Public Schools - The Digital Reader

I suppose it’s too soon to pen another post on digital textbooks in schools after the one I wrote last night, but a fascinating story came across my browser window today.
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In 1913, Thomas Edison  predicted that films would replace books in schools within 10 years...

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Predictions for Educational TV in the 1930s

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Before it became known as the idiot box, television was seen as the best hope for bringing enlightenment to the American people
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Although educational TV never replaced other forms of education, it was taken up and developed by a range of organisations, notablely the Open University.

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