Prof. Dr. VINNARAS NITHYANANTHAM is working as a Professor in Education at Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. He has completed his Masters in History from St. Joseph’s College Tiruchirappalli, Masters in Education from St. Xavier’s College of Education, Tirunelveli, Masters in Psychology from the University of Madras, Chennai, and PhD in Education from Manonmaniam Sundranar University, Tirunelveli, India. He has teaching and research experience of nearly 17 years. He has served as a principal (Dean) of a college. He has been working as a vice principal and Assistant professor at Loyola College of Education, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, for nearly 11 years. He has guided nearly 15 Masters and PhD scholars. He has published many articles in international journals and presented papers in many conferences on a global level. He is the author of a book with 7 editions. He is the Editorial member of 7 International journals and he has participated in nearly 170 international and national conferences, seminars, and workshops as a chief guest, speaker, presenter, and participant. He is a foreign external evaluator of Doctoral thesis.
Educational technology refers to the preparation and use of electronic resources, computer applications, and audio-visual aids which are used in the teaching and learning process. For administrators, the term also includes the planning, organization validation, evaluation, and implementation of all kinds of educational programs. Educational technology is now important for the selection of appropriate teaching media as well as the development, and application of curricula. Fundamentals of Educational Technology work explains the basic facts about educational technology to inform teachers and students. The book includes 6 chapters which cover the subject in a simple manner suitable for learners in education programs. Key Features: - 6 organized chapters on the basics of educational technology and media - Simple reader-friendly organization of contents with relevant diagrams - Gives a historical perspective of the field - Gives an overview of digital and electronic tools for educators - Includes information about relevant teaching methods - Gives an overview of the role of electronic and digital media in education - Includes a section on the ethical use of educational technology Fundamentals of Educational Technology serves as a basic guide for educational instructors and administrators on educational technology and its role in teaching and designing educational programs at all levels.