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ERIC Number: EJ836875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
How Does Educational Technology Benefit Humanity? Five Years of Evidence
Hernandez-Ramos, Pedro
Educational Technology & Society, v9 n4 p205-214 2006
This article presents a review of the 25 finalists (Laureates) in the Education category of the Technology Benefiting Humanity Awards, which started in 2001. Most of the applicants can be considered social entrepreneurs working to improve educational systems and the learning opportunities and experiences of their intended beneficiaries. While the benefits to humanity derived from educational technology are often taken for granted, the work of these 25 Laureates, working in countries around the world, provides an opportunity to critically examine how such benefits are actually obtained. Based on this analytical review, suggestions for further research and development in educational technology are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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