History of Educational Technology Timeline

Timeline created by CansuTasoluk09
  • 3,000 BCE

    Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Papyrus

    Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Papyrus
    The Egyptian hieroglyphic script was one the most useful writing systems used by ancient Egyptians to represent their language. They were sacred, so they were accepted as "holy writing".
    Papyrus was a writing material made from the papyrus plant. Hieroglyphics were written on papyrus and it was used as a writing material as early as 3000 B.C. to around 1100 A.D.
  • -510 BCE

    Pythagoras Academy

    Pythagoras Academy
    Pythagoras academy was the first formal education academy in the history. It was founded by the philosopher Pythagoras. Students were taught in an open classroom setting where they learned philosophy, science and mathematics.
  • 1450

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    Printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg with a technique of movable type in 1450. This technique made it possible to duplicate books in large numbers, and at relatively low cost the technological foundation was laid for the intellectual political and religious changes of the succeeding centuries.
  • Invention of Pencil

    Invention of Pencil
    The modern pencil was invented in 1795 by Nicholas-Jacques Conte, a scientist serving in the army of Napoleon Bonaparte. The material of the pencil was so appropriate for the purpose of pure carbon that we call graphite.
  • School Slates

    School Slates
    In the nineteenth century, slates were used worldwide in almost every school and were a central part of the slate industry. At the dawn of the twentieth century, slates were the main tool in the classroom for students.
  • Teaching Machine

    Teaching Machine
    Teaching machines were originally mechanical devices. They presented educational materials and taught students. They were first invented by Sidney L. Pressey in 1920. His machine originally administered multiple-choice questions. The machine could be set, so it moved on only when the student got the right answer. Tests showed that learning had taken place.
  • Radio

    In fact, the first edition of radio was patented in 1896 by Guglielmo Marconi, but it was in 1920s, that radio became one of the most useful tool for education. In this period, BBC started broadcasting educational radio programs for schools.
  • Overhead Projector

    Overhead Projector
    The first type of overhead projector was the episcope, replaced in the 1940s by the earliest modern devices. Only after educators adopted the overhead projector did it truly come into its own. In the 1980s teachers started using overhead projectors to project moving images using LCD screens. The first such projectors were monochrome, but color versions started to be available by the end of the 1980s.
  • Videotapes

    Charles Ginsburg led the research team at Ampex Corporation in developing one of the first practical videotape recorders or VTRs in 1951. The videotape is a gift that technology has made to education. The videotape provides objective samples of classroom behavior that may be discussed or evaluated by the student.
  • Educational Television

    Educational Television
    Historically, the creation of educational television has always been rooted in producers' personal notions of how children learn and grow. In the beginning of 1960s, televisions became one of the most effective tools for education because they presented a visual effect and they made information much more permanent.
  • CD-Rom Drive

    CD-Rom Drive
    The earliest technology resembling the CD-ROM was invented by James Russell, and CD-ROM took its place in education quickly. The CD-ROM was popular thanks to its low cost and higher storage, as compared to the floppy disc.
  • Smart Boards

    Smart Boards
    The smart board was invented by David Martin and Nancy Knowlton through their company "Smart Technologies" in 1991. It was the first interactive whiteboard that was able to touch controls in the same way as a computer.
  • Social Media

    Social Media
    Social media has been in an important place in human's lives. The use of social media in education provides students with the ability to get more useful information, to connect with learning groups and other educational systems that make education convenient. There are lots of social media platforms used in education today such as Google Classroom, Edmodo, Blogger, Google+.
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