Man is a unique product of its evolution, who accumulates his experiences and handover it to the next generation. The books, machines and tools are used to preserve, transmit and enhance the knowledge and experiences. The process of transmission of theory, knowledge and experiences to next generation is generally recognized as Education, which socializes a child through inculcating values and dispositions in his behaviour. An out dated Educational system could not achieve its aim of socialization of child until the Educational process is not updated vary according to time, place and circumstances.
Over the centuries, scientific innovations were applied to education for better out comes. It was supposed how to make educational process efficient and effective? So, that it could bring the all round development in Behavioural potential of the learner. It gave the emergence to a new field of study and research, which is known as educational technology. Educational technology emerged as an applied science with the scientific discoveries and developments in technology in different fields after world war-II. Educational technology is an emerging discipline. In one sense education technology is referred technology applied to education. Educational technology is which optimize the human learning. Educational technology applies the products of science, scientific theory and principles and discoveries to strengthen the process and organization of education.
This edition covers some of the emerging aspects of the Educational Technology i.e. Emergence of Educational Technology as discipline, Nature of Educational Technology, Educational Media, Instructional Technology, Instructional Designs, ICT in Education and Multimedia. Authors have tried their best to include most of the significant aspects of Educational Technology in the book. Honest attempts were made to make the book comprehensive in coverage of the prescribed content area of B.Ed. and M.Ed. courses offered by various universities.