Technology is considered a fundamental part of the educational systems. Technology is defined as the technical processes, tools, methods, or knowledge to accomplish tasks. Uses of technology on higher education include to inform decision-making, and to facilitate, enrich, speed up, adapt, or automate administrative, technical, instructional, and learning processes. For instructional and/or learning purposes, to effectively integrate the technology in education, attention must be given in how the technology is designed and implemented to enhance students’ learning outcomes and learning experiences.
The integration of technologies in education (aka., educational technologies o learning technologies) may involve the participation of multidisciplinary teams, including subject matter experts, professors, instructional designers, developers, graphic/multimedia designers, and artists. Contextual factors such as technological trends, workers’ opportunities and pandemics should also be considered. Therefore, implementing innovative and effective technology might be particularly challenging to be sustainable over time. All stakeholders and potential factors of educational systems should be involved and prepared to support and maintain the potential benefits of technology.
Research, theory, and practice support the use of technology in educational aspects/processes, such as:
Some of the most remarkable technologies applied in the health education/professions along with examples are briefly described below. Additional collaborations, investigations, design studies, implementations, and evaluations are needed to advance theory and practice:
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Pottle J. (2019). Virtual reality and the transformation of medical education. Future healthcare journal, 6(3), 181–185. https://doi.org/10.7861/fhj.2019-0036