Technology in education plays vital role.
When the evolution of education technology is traced, we come to know interesting facts. Introduction of technology into education has offered unlimited learning opportunities at students’ fingertips.
In 1663, Boston Latin School, the first public school in the U.S., is founded. Invention of modern library by John Dury, and pencil by Nicolas-Jacques Conte can be considered the beginning of technology into education.
Later, with the advent of computer technology is applied widely in various departments and then sold for the public. In 1977, first personal computer entered into schools. By the end of 1981 18% of US public schools have installed computers.
In 2004, 54% of US K-12 Schools have arranged laptops for students. In 2005, 94% of schools had accessed the internet . In 2009, the University of Southern California offered online Master’s degree in Teaching.
In 2011, NYC public schools ordered over 2000 iPads for teachers and students.