The Evolution of Learning Technologies

Are you a teacher, a student or simply interested in learning technologies? Do you wonder how long ago does education technology date back to? In that case, this infographic is for you! Open Colleges has visualised this amazing timeline to help you understand the main milestones during the history of ed-tech and how we are using it nowadays.

Technology in the classroom and in other areas of education is becoming increasingly important. Teachers and other professionals in the education industry have already been using technology for a number of years, in order to improve the learning process in today’s society. When we think about education technology, what first comes to our mind is modern technology, such as laptops or tablets, which is what we know as e-Learning tools. However, education technology dates back to 6,000 years ago when Egyptians used hieroglyphics as an education system to teach phrases, laws and rules in order to keep them permanently by transmitting them from generation to generation.

This infographic is a journey through time. It visualizes the most important landmarks in learning and helps us understand the history of ed-tech and how education technology has evolved during the course of human history. The visualization also opens the horizon to start thinking about how will new innovative technologies be applied in the future of education.

The Evolution of Learning Technologies, an infographic by Open Colleges.