Educational technology is the use of technological tools to improve education, It is a systematic process for designing instruction or training used to improve performance. It facilitates the learning processes and increases performance. In the 21st Century technological advances has exploded. Schools have not been left out in these advancements. Classroom technology has become increasingly more popular. Each tool provides teachers with a method in which they can actively engage their students. These tools or devices are Internet, LCD Projector, Smart Board, Laptop or Computer, Digital Camera, Tablets, etc. These can help students to make lessons fun, interesting, and more effective.

Using technology reduces the work load and helps students to understand subject better. Essentially it is also driving the way that teachers teach and students learn. Technology based learning and assessment systems will be pivotal in improving student learning and generating data that can be used to continuously improve the education system at all levels.

Technology becomes a bane when the student, who surfs the internet, look for unsavoury subjects. The abuse and misuse of the internet will have far reaching unfavourable effects on life. Allowing the students to surf the internet doesn’t necessarily mean that all the things that they are going to discover are good for their mind and studies. We can say that educational technology is a blessing for students but cannot teach about poetry or arts. So, it can never replace a teachers.

SHUMAILA IQBAL,

Lahore, February 12.