Health technology assessment (HTA) refers to the the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology. Therefore, educational technology is based on theoretical knowledge drawn from different disciplines (communication, education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer science, etc.) plus experiential knowledge drawn from educational practice.
Technology has been used as a term to describe either male-oriented work with machines or the mechanism through which the work of artisans is lifted into the world of business. Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then. It also provides a useful reference tool for informal science education practitioners seeking to engage learners in exploring conceptions of technology. With technology and therefore also an engineering discipline, a design science or an craft (whatever you prefer).
The Canadian R&D Branch has a Technology Demonstration Programme targeted at demonstrating and/or validating technological solutions to new or emerging forces operational and/or systems concepts. An example of technology was during the Stone Age when the first knife or shovel was made from a piece of stone or obsidian.
It can be seen from the individual summaries of the four nations outline definitions of Technology Demonstration/Demonstrators – unfortunately no data on a comparable initiative has been received from New Zealand – that there are both common objectives but also certain differences between the nations.
An example of technology is the Internet which has made up-to-date information available to anyone with access in a matter of moments and provides real time information about events around the world. Educational technology can be considered as a design science and as such, it has developed some specific research methodology like Design-based research”. An LMS is used to plan, implement and assess the learning and training process This technology provides company leaders with a manageable and trackable way to deliver content, assess performance and monitor participation in training. A probing interview seeded with examples of technology may have garnered richer insight into the depths of student understanding.