An Overview of Educational Technology for Preservice Teachers in the Digital Age

  • Surattana Adipat Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2433-1547
  • Kittisak Laksana Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  • Kanrawee Busayanon Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  • Yasa Mahamarn Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  • Pasuda Pakapol Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  • Alongkorn Ausawasowan Faculty of Education, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  • Boonlit Adipat Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand
Keywords: Educational technology, Digital age, Preservice teachers, English skills, Pedagogical skills

Abstract

Technological tools, including networking hardware, media, and machines, have been incorporated into education to facilitate learning for many decades. The conveyance of knowledge through technology becomes fast, easy, and enjoyable for the learner while vastly improving the understanding of concepts. Research insights reveal that through the use of technological tools, the participatory capacity of students increases, and interest levels are raised. Education has evolved, over the centuries, in its form, nature, and manner of deliverance. When written communication had not yet developed, word of mouth and observation were the most common means of passing knowledge from one generation to the next. Teaching was mostly verbal, delivered through plays, songs, and poems. Writing as a means of communication only gained significance by the end of the 15th century. The use of chalkboards and blackboards as a method of learning and teaching gained popularity at the end of the 18th century. Still, now in the 21st century, more advanced technological tools play an important role in facilitating learning and teaching. This study examines the effectiveness of educational technology in English teacher education programs, emphasising the development of preservice teachers’ language and pedagogical skills.

Published
2021-09-01
How to Cite
Adipat, S., Laksana, K., Busayanon, K., Mahamarn, Y., Pakapol, P., Ausawasowan, A., & Adipat, B. (2021). An Overview of Educational Technology for Preservice Teachers in the Digital Age. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(4), 136-145. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v9i4.4088
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