•Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, learning, and information.
• Technology is the use of scientific inventions, rules, principles, and processes in different aspects of life.
• Educational technology is the application of scientific principles to different areas of life with the goal of making the teaching/learning process more efficient and effective.
• Educational technology affects both the science of education and art or teaching. Some features include that it simplifies and empowers teaching/learning as well as emphasizes achieving objectives over other goals . It also continuously develops like science does .
Functions for educational technology exist because it makes things more time or energy effective while still being able to achieve all goals set out by educators.